Friday, February 14, 2014

Nautnes 14 February 2014 - The home office pays off (but only just!)

Largely OK weather today.

I've now virtually given up on the idea of getting out for any meaningful birding in the foresseable future but the home office paid off to a certain degree today: a Guillemot lomvi on the sea just off the terrace was the first of the year (!!) in Øygarden. Crazy to see how the numbers of this species is declining.

A Black Guillemot teist in breeding plumage was another new for the new house list (now a staggering 60 - roll on spring!) and a Curlew storspove put in a brief appearance.

Otherwise it was just the usual White-tailed Eagle havørn etc.

Female Common Scoter svartand

Two females and a male Common Scoter svartand

Greylag grågås

White-tailed Eagle havørn

A short walk with the dog at Hjelme Vest produced little out of the ordinary other than a single Greylag grågås heading south.

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