Friday, May 20, 2011

Skogsøy 20 May 2011

Strong southerlies throughout the day.

It was never going to be good for skuas and divers today. In fact a four hour seawatch produced very little of anything - the highlight being a flock of four Shelduck gravand. Around 60 Gannet havsule and a little over 40 Eiders ærfugl, all but four of them males, headed north.

Shelduck gravand

Pitifully small numbers of Cormorant storskarv, Common Scoter svartand, Kittiwake krykkje, auks alker and Red-throated Diver smålom on the move along with a few waders.

The Carrion Crow svartkråke was back at Skogsøy again - presuming it is the same bird commuting between Tjeldstø and Skogsøy/Herdlevær.

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