Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Øygarden 04 January 2012 - Scaup

North westerly with wintery showers.

Covered a number of localities further south than I usually cover - something that paid off quite well. In the Toftøy area we picked up a Water Rail vannrikse and a female Scaup bergand at the first locality. Water Rail are rather uncommon in winter so this was a good find. A single Redwing rødvingetrost was the first for some time.

Part of a mixed flock of Scaup bergand and Tufted duck toppand at Nordlavatnet

The next stop, Nordlavatnet, produced four more Scaup bergand together with seven Tufted Duck toppand. A Great-spotted Woodpecker flaggspett was another new species for the year.

After that it was more of the usual fare at the usual spots with an obvious northbound movement of Kittiwake krykkje and a Gannet havsule at Solberg.

At Tjeldstø the nine Bean Geese sædgås were seen on Rotevatnet.

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