Sunday, February 08, 2009

Øygarden 08 February 2009

Greenland Whitefront tundragås (left) at Breivik

First winter Glaucous Gull polarmåke

Finally managed to get some birding in - a superb day to be out with sunshine and little wind.

Highlights included the long-staying Greenland Whitefront tundragås still hanging in there at Breivik together with a couple of Greylags grågås.

The second year Glaucous Gull polarmåke was still showing well at Tjeldstø where Teal, krikkand, Snipe enkeltbekkasin and Woodcock rugde were also observed.

At Hjelme Vest the highlight were AT LEAST 14 White-tailed Eagle havørn! Other stuff here included a minimum of two Great Northern Diver islom, 280+ Long-tailed Duck havelle and a flock of around 50 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt.

Elswhere in Øygarden the Eagle Owls hubro have started singing....

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