Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Solberg 07 December 2011 - Hen Harrier!

Calm and sunny.

The weather was fantastic so typically I was busy with other commitments all day - only managing half an hour or so at Solberg.

The distant speck to the top left is a Hen Harrier myrhauk (honest!) - the perched raptor is White-tailed Eagle havørn

White-tailed Eagle havørn at Solberg

Highlight by far was a ringtail Hen Harrier myrhauk circling over one of the islands before heading north. Rare at the best of times this is probably the first December occurrence in Øygarden.

A Great Northern Diver islom was almost certainly the same bird seen yesterday. Other sightings included 10 Greylags grågås heading north, a Black Guillemot teist, a Common Seal steinkobbe and an Otter.

 Dolphins jumping at Tjeldstø
Common Crossbill grankorsnebb in the garden
At Tjeldstø a pod of approximately 20 Dolphins were an excellent bonus.

1 comment:

Frode Falkenberg said...

Actually, there are no accepted December-records from Hordaland county. Congrats!