Thursday, January 14, 2016

Herdlevær 14 January 2016 - Finally out of the house and out of the car!

Brisk southerly wind, largely cloudy. Temperatures higher than of late with some thawing going on - but it DEFINITELY didn't feel any warmer!

There was not a lot of note to be seen with singles of Woodcock rugde and Curlew storspove as best birds.

The new species for the year were very predictable in the form of Rock Pipit skjærpiplerke and small numbers of Common Scoter svartand.

At least 200 Herring Gull gråmåke fed around the fish farm but I couldn't find anything special among them. Having said that there was an adult Gannet havsule swimming around inside one of the fish pens - it kept putting its head underwater to have a look but the salmon there must have been way to big for it to catch!

At Harkestad the geese were back again after having been absent again yesterday - seems like they only like those fields every other day.....The Starling stær flock was reduced to a single bird there today but there was another flock of 18 at Skjold.

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