Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Øygarden 02 April 2013 - More movement

Cloudless and sunny again but with a fresh north-easterly wind making it feel pretty cold.

A quick look at Solberg showed that it was a good day to be sat at Skogsøy - stuff was pouring past but most birds were too far off to identify. In the fifteen minutes or so I sat there the highlights were a Shelduck gravand, a couple of Red-throated divers smålom and a Puffin lunde.

Good numbers of Common Gull fiskemåke and Oystercatcher tjeld headed north.

A walk around Herdlevær later on produced relatively little on the ground but more of the same over the sea.  The only new bird today was a single Meadow Pipit heipiplerke although a Snipe enkeltbakkasin was also probably a new arrival and a Curlew storspove had taken up territory.

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