Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Øygarden 21 December 2011

Calm and sunny, light covering of snow. Fog rolled in off the sea in the afternoon.

 Above and below: Jay nøtteskrike

Just about a record shot of the Golden Eagle kongeørn - it looked a lot better in the telescope!

Alvheim was decidedly the best spot today with a number of decent sightings - the best of which was a young Golden Eagle kongeørn - the first I've seen in Øygarden this year (missed the previous one in March). Other good birds inlcuded a Jay nøtteskrike, the female Scaup bergand and an adult Goshawk hønesehauk.

At least five White-tailed Eagle havørn present and a couple of Black Guillemot teist too.

At Tjeldstø a flock of five Snipe enkeltbekkasin and a lone Redwing rødvingetrost were the pick of the day.

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