Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Øygarden 12 May 2010 - Barnacles

One of many Wheatear steinskvett at Herdlevær
A 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gull sildemåke (right hand bird) at Kollsnes

Lapwing vipe

Barnacle geese hvitkinngås

Tjeldstø produced most of the interest starting with flocks of Barnacles hvitkinngås passing over the house during my morning coffee.

This promted a trip to Herdlevær which produced a few hundred more northbound Barnacle Geese. A half hour seawatch with just binoculars resulted in over 30 Red-throated Diver smålom passing.

Also at Herdlevær at least one Common Whitethroat tornsanger - the first for me this year although this bird was first reported a couple of days back.

Back at Tjeldstø in the evening two Black-tailed Godwit svarthalespove and a Dunlin myrsnipe seen from my living room promted another trip out - which resulted in a couple of Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk - another new for the year.

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