Thursday, May 06, 2010

Skogsøy 06 May 2010 - Another good day

Despite light rain and a south-easterly wind the morning was spent seawatching. Not the standard choice of birding under such conditions. Don't ask.

Things started fairly quietly but improved dramatically after a while. Highlight was undoubtedly the Sandwich Tern splitterne that headed south.

A good passage of Whimbrel småspove was noted with at least 75 passing. Also two White-billed Diver gulnebblom, three Great Northern Diver islom and over 60 Red-throated Diver smålom.

Other stuff inlcuded the first migrating Tufted Duck toppand of the year and small numbers of Velvet Scoter sjøorre.

A quick check of Herdlevær produced a singing Lesser Whitethroat møller.

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