Sunday, May 15, 2011

Øygarden 15 May 2011 Great Egret from the sitting room - again

A quick trip to Skogsøy confirmed that passage was better today than of late. Several Arctic Skua tyvjo made their way north as did over 20 Red-throated Diver smålom.

Due to other commitments the seawatching had to be cut short and Tjeldstø was the next stop. A Great Egret egretthegre was pretty much the first bird I got onto. No doubt the same bird as yesterday predictably relocating to the reserve. It was again very shy and flew up for "no reason" several times.

 Great Egret egretthegre - third occurrence for Tjeldstø and the second time from my living room.

A Carrion Crow svartkråke was also present in the reserve where most of the geese now have chicks - no doubt the focus of attention for the local White-tailed Eagles havørn.

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