Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Øygarden 04 March 2014 - Pied wag and more

South Easterly winds and overcast but still calm and dry.

Pied Wagtail svartryggerle at Tjeldstø

Just about record shot of Slavonian Grebe horndykker at Dåvøy

A quick check at a few localities produced some good sightings - the highlight being a male Pied Wagtail svartryggerle at Tjeldstø where there were also increased numbers of Greylag grågås, a flock of Starling stær and six Lapwing vipe. A small flock of Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt here were also present - first I've seen on the east side of Øygarden this year.

Dåvøy produced a Slavonian Grebe horndykker - first sighting in Øygarden this year but the bird will probably have been present most of the winter. More Starling stær and another Lapwing vipe here too.

Several Oystercatcher tjeld were at Solberg.

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