Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Øygarden 25 May 2010

Part of a Barnacle Goose hvitkinngås flock
Red-throated Diver smålom

Velvet Scoters sjøorre

Barnacle Goose hvitkinngås overhead

Distant shot of two pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo
A late 'n' lazy seawatch at Skogsøy produced surprisingly little of interest given the wind conditions. Highlights were a couple of flocks of Turnstone steinvender, approximately 275 Barnacle Geese hvitkinngås moving north, a couple of dark phase Arctic Skua tyvjo, several Velvet Scoter sjøorre and about 20 Red-throated Diver smålom.

On the way back home a couple of light phase Arctic Skua tyvjo circled over Herdlevær. A return trip in the evening produced five Whimbrel småspove feeding there as best birds.

The Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove remains at Tjeldstø.

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