Saturday, April 20, 2013

Skogsøy 20 April 2013 - Half-decent seawatch

Southerly winds increasing in strength during the few hours spent seawatching.

A steady stream of stuff heading north today, not a huge amount but enough to keep interest up in the chilly conditions. Best of the bunch today were the year's first Arctic Skua tyvjo and Great Skua storjo - both heading north. These two were also new for Hordaland this year. A small flock of Tufted Duck toppand were new for the year in Øygarden.

Cormorants storskarv

Curlews storspove

Other stuff passing included:
Red-throated Diver smålom: 4N
Common Scoter svartand: 127N
Common Gull fiskemåke: 135N
Curlew storspove: 9N
Cormorant storskarv: 54N
Puffin lunde: 3N
Wigeon brunnakke: 12N
Goldeneye kvinand: 5N

Goldfinch stillits back in the garden again today

Back at Tjeldstø a Dunnock jernspurv sang beside Husvatnet and in the evening a Sand Martin sandsvale turned up with a couple of Swallows låvesvale - possibly the same birds seen here earlier in the week.

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