Saturday, March 27, 2010

Skogsøy 27 March 2010 - Migration at last

Whiskey gets a mink.

Migrating Shag toppskarv

Part of a Common Scoter svartand flock

A few hours seawatching just after dawn gave typical results for the time of year including a few new including a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls sildemåke, two Shelduck gravand (rather oddly flying south), a Fulmar havhest and a Red-throated Diver smålom heading north.

Small numbers of Oystercatcher tjeld, around 200 Common Gulls fiskemåke and several Black-headed Gulls hettemåke all headed north and apprximately 130 Shag toppskarv went south.

Other birds seen included several Curlew storspove, a Goshawk hønsehauk and a White-tailed Eagle havørn.

Whisky, my dog, did his bit for conservation on the way home by catching and making short work of a mink....well done!

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