Friday, January 02, 2015

Øygarden 02 Janaury 2015 - New Year's Bird Race Day 3

Very strong westerly winds, occasional short but heavy showers.

The day started very nicely indeed with a new species for the house list in the form of a Golden Eagle kongeørn.

Unfortunately things went rapidly downhill from there. A walk at Hjelme Vest produced only a Kittiwake krykkje and a Willow tit granmeis of any interest. Heavy seas and strong winds meant that even if there was anything present it was impossible to see much....

A quick check at Tjeldstø was ruined by a thundery hail shower so little was seen there either.

Back at Nautnes again a Goldcrest fuglekonge was the only new for the year.

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