Thursday, December 20, 2012

Skogsøy 20 December 2012

Calm, sunny and cold.

A return to freezing conditions again after a welcome break.

 Whooper Swan sangsvane family at Skogsøy

Eider ærfugl

Typically for the time of year there was little passage over the sea - highlights were:

Red-throated Diver smålom 1 south
Little Auk alkekonge 3 south
Velvet Sctoer sjøorre 5 north
Gannet havsule 2 north

Other birds seen on the way out inlcuded seven Whoopers sangsvane and a couple of Waxwing sidensvans.

A Fieldfare gråtrost at Oen on the way home was the first I've seen since the snow came.

Coal Tit svartmeis

Goldcrest fuglekonge

Back in the garden a Goldcrest fuglekonge was an unusual December visitor - normally they come into the garden during migration periods. 

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