Friday, May 27, 2011

Herdlevær 27 May 2011 - more Brents

Brisk northerly and sunny.

Took things rather easier today - a lunchtime seawatch from Herdlevær produced well around 400 pale-bellied Brent Geese ringgås en route to Svalbard. Little else passing - just a couple of Great Skua storjo, small numbers of Red-throated Diver smålom, four Velvet Scoter sjøorre and most of the usual suspects.

 A small part of one of the Brent Goose ringgås flocks that passed on their way to Svalbard
 Record shots of Great Skua storjo

Great Black-backed Gull svartbak sees off a White-tailed Eagle havørn - a routine but necessary chore

At Tjeldstø just one Barnacle Goose hvitkinngås remained - more than likely that a bird seen heading south past Skogsøy earlier in the day was the other bird from Tjeldstø. Cuckoo gjøk heard again as well as Lesser Whitethroat møller.

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