Friday, February 24, 2012

Tjeldstø 24 February 2012

Strong westerly, overcast with showers but quite mild

A massive Peregrine vandrefalk flying over the garden was the best sighting. On the sea a Velvet Scoter sjøorre, a Razorbill alke and small numbers of the usual seaduck.

Mallard stokkand numbers increased - could just be the weather but perhaps these were newly arrived birds. The Whooper Swan sangsvane family that has been using the area on and off all winter were back today.

A single Snipe enkeltbekkasin seen too - easier times for such species now as everywhere is thawed and waterlogged.

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