Sunday, January 13, 2013

Skogsøy 13 January 2013

SSE winds, bright and sunny and FREEZING.

Great Northern Diver islom

With all the lakes frozen again it was no surprise to see four Whooper Swans sangsvane on the "lagoons".

Very little passing over the sea, not surprising given the conditions. However, a Great Northern Diver islom headed north, a hunting Peregrine vandrefalk, a couple of Black Guillemot teist, several Gannets havsule, a Little Auk alkekonge and the first Razorbill alke of the year meant it was worth the walk.

A long way out in what can only be described as the opposite of a heat haze there was quite a bit of activity - feeding gulls and even a string of 15 "Guillebills" alke/lomvi.

On the way back to the car a Goshawk hønsehauk had a go at the Hooded Crows kråke and gulls.

Also managed to see the Slavonian Grebe horndykker - same bird in more or less the same place as of late.

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