Monday, June 06, 2016

Øygarden 03-06 June 2016 - Taking it easy

Summer has arrived. Calm and HOT pretty much constantly.

Spent time doing "normal" stuff instead of birding and thus didn't rack up much in the way of sightings.

One of four Golden Plover heilo at Tjeldstø

Mallard chick

Otter oter at Herdlevær

Redwing rødvingetrost

Encouragingly the Lapwings vipe at Tjeldstø seem to have joined forces and are nesting almost communally in the Herring / GBBG / LBBG colony. Any unfortunate gull flying to or from it's nest is harried constantly by several irate Lapwings. No doubt they also benefit from the defence the gulls are able to give against mink and other predators.

Small numbers of Golden Plover heilo at Tjeldstø had to get checked out in case there was anything special with them. Many species now with fledged young.

Otherwise just the usual White-tailed Eagle havørn, Woodcock rugde still "roding", terns and all the summer regulars.

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