Thursday, October 02, 2008

Øygarden 02 October 2008

Above and below Northern Wheatear steinskvett at Breivik

Whooper Swan sangsvane at Kollsnes

Yet another excellent days birding in superb weather - despite only a short time in the field.

At Breivik the star bird was a fly-over Red throated Pipit lappiplerke. A Grey Wagtail vintererle also flew over and a lateish Wheatear steinskvett were also seen here. A Whooper Swan sangsvane (present since 30.09) was the first of the autumn and there were plenty of commoner migrants about.

At Tjeldstø a couple of Pinkfeet kortnebbgås put in a brief appearance and a first year Kittiwake krykkje headed north up Hjeltefjord (both observations of more interest than an adult White-tailed Eagle havørn which buzzed the gulls).
A Goshawk hønsehauk was seen at Hjelme.

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