Saturday, February 02, 2013

Skogsøy 02 February 2013

Northerly gale but mostly sunny. Extremely treacherous underfoot.

Herring Gull gråmåke

Gannets havsule

Sat out at Skogsøy for almost two hours without seeing anything very special. However, there was some definite movement with over 30 Gannets havsule, 30 Kittiwake krykkje, 13 Razorbill alke, a Little Auk alkekonge and a couple of Velvet Scoter sjøorre heading north. At least one Guillemot lomvi flew south but several of the other southbound auks may well also have been this species.

Great-crested Grebe toppdykker

At Herdlevær the Great-crested Grebe toppdykker showed itself well again - and predictably attracted the attention of the county's fantatic year listers. A Whooper Swan sangsvane was an unusual bird to see on the sea here....

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