Sunday, May 24, 2009

Øygarden 23 May 2009

Puffin lunde

Grey Seal havert

Great Egret egretthegre

Great Black-backed Gull svartbak

Great Black-backed Gull svartbak

Gannet havsule

Common Scoter svartand

Spent the morning out in the "migration lane" but there wasn't much in the way of passage. A couple of Arctic Skua tyvjo and close views of a variety of seabirds including Puffins lunde, Fulmars havhest and Razorbills alke.

A couple of large Barnacle geese hvitkinngås flocks heading north over land were not identifiable from the boat but were seen closer by various observers along the coast of Øygarden

Best birds were probably a small flock of Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt resting on one of the islands - quite a late observation.

Back ashore I finally connected with the extremely shy Great Egret egretthegre at Tjeldstø as well as a Black-tailed Godwit svarthalespove beside Husvatnet.

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