Thursday, July 09, 2020

Tjeldstø and Skogsøy 08-09 July 2020 - Summer stuff

A walk around the reserve at Tjeldstø gave little in the way of migrants - though a Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper here was a relatively unusual sighting at this locality.

Waders and passerines with young - the woods are full of Lesser Redpoll brunsisik, Crested Tits toppmeis and Willow Warblers løvsanger all with families. 

Crested Tit toppmeis

Lesser Redpoll brunsisik

With light westerly winds on 09 July I gave Skogsøy another go - nothing remarkable but a couple of Arctic Skua tyvjo and 14 Puffins lunde heading north meant it was not a waste of time. A couple of Whimbrel småspove also rested here.

Song Thrush måltrost

Tree Sparrow pilfink

Whimbrel småspove

Even though the White-tailed Eagles havørn are now in "stealth mode" I picked up an adult near a breeding location on the way home.

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