Jul 5, 2022

Manx Shearwater at last

Got my Manx Shearwater at last. A short seawatch with northwestern winds at Herdlev√¶r from Geitingneset was very calm with only 8 Gannets and three Whimbrels. But around 10:00 I picked up a Manx Shearwater flying to the north. It was quite distant, but it was easy recognizableūüėä. The underparts white, the upper parts being dark brownish rather than black, certainly because of the full sunlight, but also because of wear, I presume...

Jul 2, 2022

Seawatch at Herdlevær

 Took for the first time this year an attempt to see Manx Shearwater. Didn't succeed. The wind was calm and coming from the south. Next time better...

But it was nice with an Arctic Skua mobbing a Great Black-backed Gull, a flyby Puffin and three Sanderlings passing by. And about ten Gannet and a few Arctic Terns fishing. A visit at the tern colony at Dav√ły produced aggressive birds of both species, both Common and Arctic. Sure they're having young on the nests...


adult Arctic Tern showing the typical signs as translucent primaries contrasting with a dark traling edge formed by the primary-tips, long tail and grey underparts contrasting with the white stripe under the eye 


Jul 1, 2022