Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Solberg 22 May 2013 - Long-tailed Skua galore!

Fresh NW breeze and sunny.

The frustration started with the weather forecast yesterday evening. Today was always going to be good. Work and family commitments conspired against any meaningful seawatching but an hour at Solberg (far from the best place for this kind of thing) between 09:00 and 10:00 produced 10 Long-tailed Skua fjelljo (in two flocks), a pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo, a Great Skua storjo and a Great Northern Diver islom.

Excellent numbers of terns (presumed Arctic), Kittiwakes krykkje, about 20 Red-throated Diver smålom, a Fulmar havhest and plenty of distant unidentified birds streamed north.

Herdlevær produced excellent numbers of skuas.

This was a day that should have been spent at Skogøy. Tomorrow may be too late already.....

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