gull is a regular visitor to Øygarden with birds turning up
winter, some are long stayers and can be found wherever flocks of gulls
gather, whilst others are seen migrating up the coast from places like Skogsøy.
October to March are the best months.
Glaucous Gull, Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010
It is also a common bird
offshore all over the
of the North Sea where the species can be seen at any time of year,
although they are far more numerous in the winter months. Huge numbers
can be seen well into the spring in the Barent's Sea.
Second year bird, Dåvøy, Øygarden,
21 January 2009
Second year bird, Dåvøy, Øygarden, 21
Second year bird, Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010
Year bird, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 08 February 2009