Sunday, September 21, 2014

Øygarden 20 September 2014 - Common Terns

South westerly winds with heavy showers at first, clearing nicely later.

A quick look at Tjeldstø produced nothing much other than a few flocks of Golden Plover heilo and a few Chiff-chaff gransanger.

The young Common Terns makrellterne sat on the sea and begged whenever they saw adults catch anything - despite the fact that they caught fish themselves.

The rain wasn't the main problem - it was rather dark and gloomy meaning it wasn't easy to take pictures - it was necessary to use obscene ISO values to get anything worthwhile.

Herdlevær was relativelt quiet - the hoped-for waders didn't show and there were few new passerines in. Highlight here were a flock of 10 Common Terns makrellterne . a few adults and several young. Chiff-chaff gransanger, Willow Tit granmeis, plenty of Goldcrests fuglekonge and a hunting Peregrine vandrefalk were the best of the rest.

Elsewhere a Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger was seen at Skjold.

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