Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Skogsøy 28 June 2016 - Autumn migration

South westerly winds, showers at first, sunny later

Curlew storspove

Rock pipit skjærpiplerke with rather a lot of food....

A short seawatch in the morning gave the usual summer result - a pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo, small numbers of Gannets havsule, Guillemots lomvi and other auks, and singles of Red-throated Diver smålom, Kittiwake krykkje and Fulmar havhest.

Driving past  Breivik on the way to Skogsøy there was a large flock of 25 Curlew storspove feeding in the fields along with two adult Bar-tailed Godwits lappspove which were the first of the year. The autumn wader migration is obviously well underway....

1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)