Thursday, May 02, 2013

Øygarden 02 May 2013

Brisk westerly winds with occasional hail showers in the morning. Pretty pleasant in the evening.

Only had time for a 50 minute seawatch at Herdlevær - something that proved quite productive with a White-billed Diver gulnebblom as the best sighting. The best of the rest were a pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo and the first Fulmar havhest I've had in Øygarden this year.

Some 13 Red-throated Diver smålom, 17 Kittiwake krykkje, nine Gannets havsule and several Common Scoter svartand also headed north. Just one auk seen - a lone Guillemot lomvi.

The Carrion Crow svartkråke remained with the Hooded Crows kråke at Skogsøy.

Barnacle Goose hvitkingås together with Greylag grågås

Goldfinch stillits photographed through the sitting room window

Incidental birds at Tjeldstø inlcuded at least one of the two Goldfinch stillits seen yesterday, the first Common Sandpiper strandsnipe of the year, a Rook kornkråke and a singing Willow Warbler løvsanger. Best bird here was a single Barnacle Goose hvitkinngås together with Greylags grågås - not surprisng that grounded birds turned up today after the big movement in foul weather yesterday.

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