Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Skogsøy 26 September 2015 - Late and lazy anniversary

Fantastic weather for normal people, less so bird-wise!

View to the north from Skøgsøy today

A family walk late in the day and with only a short period of very distracted seawatching produced the first live Fulmars havhest I have seen in Øygarden this year. Normally a common enough species it has been almost non-existent out here this year although I did find a number of dead Fulmar during the late spring / early summer.

Otherwise it was just the usual White-tailed Eagle havørn, Crested Tits toppmeis etc along with a noticeable increase in the numbers of Goldcrest fuglekonge.

Today was the 20th anniversary of a tragic day in the history of Skogsøy - three students were swept to their deaths by a rogue wave. Just in case you were thinking of getting closer to those low-flying seabirds....

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