Every few years I see a shelduck (gravand) feeding in the field below the house. This one was captured on film at 6 am on 18th May 2023!
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When I woke this morning at 6:30, I noticed what looked like a goose in the field below the house. Zooming in with my camera, it was a shelduck (gravand), probably only the second time I’ve seen this species in the field!
Nice to see a pair of shelduck (gravand) back in the bay this morning, the first time I’ve seen them in the bay since spring 2015. Before that they appeared most years and probably bred locally (there are spread breeding pairs along the fjord). Oystercatchers (tjeld) have also been back for about a week now. A bad long distance (on the other side of the bay) picture of the shelducks to illustrate: