Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hjelme West 26 February 2012

Calm and sunny.

An hour or so spent looking out over the sea produced most of the usual suspects. Typically for the time of year Long-tailed Duck havelle numbers continue to increase with approximately 110 birds present.

Over 120 Great Black-backed Gulls svartbak, six White-tailed Eagle havørn and a Peregrine vandrefalk were among the other sightings. Just two Purple Sandpipers fjæreplytt and three Black Guillemot teist seen.

Best bird was a lone Snow Bunting snøspurv heading north - another first for the year in Øygarden.

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