Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Skogsøy 19 April 2011 - Shoveler

Cool southerly wind meant it was chilly around dawn.
Finally made it out to Skogsøy where there was quite a bit of interest despite few birds passing.

Highlight were undoubtedly three Shoveler skjeand heading north with a couple of Wigeon brunnakke.

Other notable sightings were the county's first Great Skua storjo and Fulmar havhest for the year, a fly over Lapland Bunting lappspurv, several Tufted Duck toppand heading north (first I've seen in Øygarden this year) and 12 Red-throated Diver smålom.

Quite a few auk passing in the distance including several lateish Little Auk alkekonge and a few Puffin lunde; most had to go unidentified though.

Small numbers of Curlew storspove north, Common Scoter svartand and a southerly movement of Shags toppskarv were the mainstay of the days migration.

In the evening a Swallow låvesvale flew around Husvatnet, Tjeldstø

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