Thursday, May 31, 2012

Øygarden 30 May 2012 - cute theme

Sunny with northerlies

 Lapwing vipe chick near Kollsnes
 Above and below: female Teal krikkand with 13(!) young

Started the day with an abortive trip to Hernar. Ferry now on summer timetable so half day is no longer Wednesday - wish I'd had time to check! The trip to Hellesøy was not completely wasted though as the first Merlin dvergfalk I have seen in Øygarden this year flew over.

The day then took a further downturn with yet more work....but still managed a couple of very short walks which produced a flock of 30 pale-bellied Brent Geese ringgås heading north past Skogsøy and a variety of newly hatched young birds.

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