Friday, August 12, 2011

Tjeldstø 12 August 2011

Sunny with light Southerly.

For the most part a typical mid August day - a Spotted Redshank sotsnipe, a Greenshank gluttsnipe, a Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk, a Green Sandpiper skogsnipe, five Ruff brushane, five Golden Plover heilo, an Oystercatcher tjeld, four Lapwing vipe and a Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin all in the reserve.

 Above and below: female Scaup bergand - unusual time of year for this species in Øygarden

 Above and below: Spotted Redshank sotsnipe - an altogether more typical visitor in mid August

Meadow pipit heipiplerke with dragonfly
Rather unusually a female Scaup bergand was also in the reserve - a very strange time for this species to occur -in fact this may even be the first August record. It was also  the first this year for Øygarden.

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