Thursday, April 22, 2010

Skogsøy 22 April 2010 - Barnacle Geese

Barnacle geese hvitkinngås heading north
Barnacle Geese hvitkinngås

Great Black-backed Gull svartbak going after a Gannet havsule

Raven ravn

The day threatened for a long time to be a dismal failure with just a single Great Northern Diver islom of note heading south just after dawn. However, after 0900 things picked up - over 160 Barnacle Geese hvitkinngås flew north - the first of the year in Hordaland.
This is a relatively early date in recent times and not surprisingly the migration didn't develop the way it sometimes does with many thousand passing. Any day soon though....
Otherwise just several Red-throated Diver smålom and small numbers of the usual suspects.

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