Sunny with light winds.
On 01 May I took things very easy with a stroll at Herdlevær and a visit to Tjeldstø.
Herdlevær produced nothing remarkable, although a White-billed Diver gulnebblom passed during my usual coffee / sandwich break along with a selection of the usual suspects.
Another coffee stop, this time actually with another birder (!!) at Tjeldstø produced the first Sand Martin sandsvale of the year, the long-staying Pinkfoot kortnebbgås put in an appearance and there was generally a lot of action and song - a lot more Redshank rødstilk and Snipe enkeltbekkasin now back and getting down to business.
After this it was back home to work. A few random scans with the scope from my terrace showed that it was a good day for passage with 60 Red-throated Diver smålom, a Great Skua storjo and a couple of White-billed Diver gulnebblom seen during these all too short breaks.
On 02 May it was a different story despite my so-called smart phone switching itself off during the night and thereby switching off my alarm clock. A long and immensely fun day at Skogsøy - seawatching from 0545 to past 1500 with some very, very good company indeed. And no shortage of birds either - 26 White-billed Diver gulnebblom, an Arctic Skua tyvjo, a couple of Great Skua storjo, two Shoveler skjeand, a decent passage of Barnacle Geese hvitkinngås, a few Bar-tailed Godwits lappspove, several Whimbrel småspove and lots of other passage meant there was never a dull moment.
Three days in a row of birding WITH OTHER PEOPLE must be some kind of record for me:)