Friday, December 09, 2016

Skogsøy 09 December 2016 - Not seawatching

Calm, mild and not raining!

Five of the Whoopers sangsvane present today

An unexpected sighting were six adult Whoopers sangsvane feeding in the lagoons - this is a regular wintering area for them but normally is only used when freshwater is frozen.

Great Northern DIver
Great Northern Diver islom

I did no real seawatching, just looked out over the sea whilst I ate my sandwiches and had a cup of coffee. Virtually the only bird that passed was a single Great Northern Diver islom heading south. It was quite close in though.


Sparrowhawk spurvehauk

Otherwise it was just the usual White-tailed Eagles havørn and a few Crested Tit toppmeis. A Sparrowhawk spurvehauk posed nicely beside the parking area as I left.

A few random shots from yesterday:

Male Merganser siland with a problematic fish....

Whoopers sangsvane at Kollsnes.

It seems Whoopers sangsvane with young are nearly always forced off onto the less optimal areas with adult only groups being dominant,

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