Sunday, July 31, 2011

Skogsøy 31 July 2011 - Manx

Very overcast with light southerly.

Skogsøy back on form again with a typical late July seawatch - highlight was the first Manx Shearwater havlire for the county this year - a single heading north.

Other noteworthy sightings were a flock of 18 Shelduck gravand heading south and a pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo flying north.

 Common Tern makrellterne at Tjeldstø
 Gannet havsule
 Oystercatcher tjeld
 Part of a flock of 18 Shelduck gravand
Skandi Arctic in action off Kollsnes

Also on the move were small numbers of Common Scoter svartand (38 S), a light passage of adult Common Gulls fiskemåke, a Great Skua storjo and over 200 southbound Oystercatcher tjeld.

Back at Tjeldstø four Ruff brushane were seen from the sitting room.

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