Monday, November 09, 2009

Øygarden 08 November 2009

Sand extraction in progress - thankfully this activity is only permitted in a few small areas in Øygarden
Fieldfare gråtrost

A morning trip to Solberg produced a Curlew storspove, a Woodcock rugde and a White-tailed Eagle havørn. A vessel was busy extracting sand - one of the few small areas where this extraction is permitted in Øygarden is just off Solberg. So that particular area won't be much use for seaduck this winter....

In the afternoon a trip to Hjelme Vest was rather more productive with a flock of 75 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt and a Turnstone steinvender being the best sightings. Also Black Guillemot teist, a couple of White-tailed Eagles havørn and the usual suspects.

In the garden a Yellowhammer gulspurv and a Siskin grønnsisik joined the ever-growing flock of birds at the feeder. The female Scaup bergand remains on Husvatnet.

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