Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tjeldstø 14 August 2012 - another garden tick

Sunny with light eastlerly winds.

Belated news from yesterday were two Rough-legged Buzzard fjellvåk seen at Knappen - an excellent find for Øygarden especially given that it is so early.

A flock of 12 Knot polarsnipe flying past my house were new for the house list - now at 163 and also a new species for Tjeldstø (amazingly not recorded here before despite being a common autumn migrant in Øygarden).

Today's stroll around the reserve produced the first Sparrowhawk spurvehauk I've seen this autumn and a Peregrine vandrefalk hunting Golden Plover heilo out in the reserve. A Tree pipit trepiplerke flying over the garden was the first I've had in Øygarden this year.

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