Monday, March 14, 2011

Øygarden 14 March 2011

Light NW wind and sunny. Thaw started as soon as the sun came up.
A quick check at Solberg revealled that there was a considerable movement of birds, largely auks, heading north but were rather distant. A flock of four Snow Buntings snøspurv also headed north.

A short seawatch from Herdlevær produced another flock of five Snow Bunting snøspurv flying north and a good movement of auks - most too distant too identify but Puffins lunde, Guillemots lomvi and Razorbill alke were all involved. Plenty of Gannets havsule, small numbers of Kittiwakes krykkje and just under 200 Oystercatcher tjeld also passed during the hour I sat there.

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