Friday, October 03, 2014

Skogsøy 03 October 2014 - Gale!

Southerly gale.

The wind was so strong it was difficult to walk at times. Finding a sheltered spot wasn't really an option either.

Above: various ages of Gannet havsule

Wheatear steinskvett

Wigeon brunnakke

I spent an hour seawatching but all that passed were Gannets havsule, a few Shag toppskarv and small numbers of gulls. Out at the lookout point a Wigeon brunnakke was on one of the small pools there - an unusual sighting to put it mildly. Other stuff included a few Wheatear steinskvett, a Snipe enkeltbekkasin and a Common Sandpiper strandsnipe.

Brambling bjørkefink in the garden - a through-the-kitched-window shot

A real Øygarden mega - Marsh Tit løvmeis. Another through window shot

Back home in the garden House Sparrow gråspurv doubled to a massive two and the Marsh Tit løvmeis returned for a second day.

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