Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Skogsøy 09 May - Another day, another good seawatch

Northerly winds but nothing like as strong as yesterday and with more clouds today.

Pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo

Pomarine Skua polarjo

Some of the day's White-billed Divers gulnebblom

Another short seawatch in comparison with the usual spring count of 6 hours. A most productive and enjoyable morning with nine White-billed Diver gulnebblom, a Pom Skua polarjo, three Arctic Skua tyvjo, a Great Skua storjo and finally my first local Puffin lunde of the year.

Numbers in just under four hours:

Red throated Diver smålom N 86
White-billed Diver gulnebblom N 9
Northern Gannet havsule N 23
Great Cormorant storskarv S 2
Eurasian Shag toppskarv N 2
Eurasian Shag toppskarv S 2
Eider ærfugl N  1
Long tailed duck havelle N 41
Common Scoter svartand N 19
Common Scoter svartand S 1
Merganser siland N 2
Oystercatcher tjeld N 20
Whimbrel småspove N 1
Pomarine Skua polarjo N 1
Arctic Skua tyvjo N 3
Great Skua storjo N 1
Black-legged Kittiwake krykkje N 10
Atlantic Puffin lunde N 1

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