Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Skogsøy 05 August 2009

Two southbound Shelduck gravand

Woodpigeon ringdue

Not the same spectacular migration as of a couple of days ago but still worth the effort. "Just" hundreds each of Oystercatcher tjeld and Common Gull fiskemåke along with 65 Ringed Plover sandlo, a couple of Grey Plover tundralo, a Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove, six Greenshank gluttsnipe, 14 Golden Plover heilo, 2 Common Redshank rødstilk and wader of the day - a Little Stint dvergsnipe.

The highlight was a Sandwich Tern splitterne heading south at just after 06:00 - the first "autumn" bird I've seen at Skogsøy.

Other stuff worth a mention included a Great Skua storjo, six Shelduck gravand and a Velvet Scoter sjøorre.

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