Saturday, October 14, 2017

Skogsøy 14 October 2017 - Seaduck moving

Very strong SW wind but clear and sunny.

Six Common Scoter svartand and a Long-tailed Duck havelle

Seven Long-tailed Duck havelle and three Common Scoter svartand

Too windy to seawatch really but I gave it an hour. Well over 70 Gannet havsule heading south along with several small flocks of Long-tailed Ducks havelle and Common Scoter svartand. Several each of Guillemot lomvi and Razorbill alke and more unidentified auks that were one or both of these species. Small numbers of Kittiwake krykkje and several Red-throated Diver smålom also passed.

A couple of flocks of tits both Blue Tits blåmeis and Great Tits kjøttmeis were blown in off the sea - obviously not able to make any progress against the gales.

A small flock of Parrot Crossbill furukorsnebb also put in an appearance.

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