Saturday, May 05, 2012

Herdlevær 05 May 2012 - More short seawatches

Strong northelies yet again after gales in the night. Regular heavy snow / hail showers

A forty minute seawatch between 1020 and 1110 hit a lucky break in the weather and really produced the goods - during this short seawatch two White-billed Diver gulnebblom, a flock of seven Pomarine Skua polarjo, several  Arctic Skua tyvjo and at least one Great Skua storjo were seen.

Over 400 Barnacles Geese hvitkinngås also passed (three flocks) along with decent numbers of Kittiwake krykkje, the usual seaduck and small numbers of Red-throated Diver smålom.

An equally short return visit later in the day produced another Pomarine Skua polarjo, another Great Skua storjo and a couple more Arctic Skua tyvjo.

In the evening a surprise bird in the garden was a Hawfinch kjernebiter - the second from the house and only the third I have seen in Øygarden.

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