Saturday, July 11, 2009

Skogsøy 11 July 2009 - Manx

Precious little time to be out and about but a quick trip to Skogsøy produced the goods this morning. A typical first half of July seawatch with a lone Manx Shearwater havlire heading north as the best bird. Manx Shearwater is classed as a local rarity but in reality this species is quite regular at this time of year. A Great Skua storjo beat up a Great Black-backed gull svartbak and a good numbers of Puffin lunde and Gannet havsule were on the move.

Some good flocks of Arctic Tern rødnebbterne - the largest over 50 - were a welcome sight. Otherwise just small numbers of Fulmar havhest, Kittiwake krykkje and the usual auks.

A Kestrel tårnfalk hunting was the only other species of interest.

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