Friday, August 06, 2010

Øygarden 06 August 2010 - Tringa migration kicks off

Spotted Redshank sotsnipe
Green Sandpiper skogsnipe

Mixed flock of Golden Plover heilo and Ruff brushane

Adult Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove

Perfect wader weather - with southerly winds and showers.
Herdlevær was quiet with just a couple of Golden Plover heilo and two Teal krikkand that were new in. Still large numbers of finches building up in the area and a mixed thrush flock foraging on berries.

Breivik held nine Curlew storspove and a Ruff brushane.
Tjeldstø was where all the action was today - plenty of waders about with at least three Green Sandpiper skogsnipe, a Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk, at least one Spotted Redshank sotsnipe, two Greenshank gluttsnipe, an adult Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove, nine Golden Plover heilo and six Ruff brushane in addition to the usual Lapwing vipe, Oystercatcher tjeld and Curlew storspove. A sinensis Cormorant mellomskarv rested beside Husvatnet again.

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