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Common Scoter - SvartandMellanitta nigra
Sjöorre - Sortand - Mustalintu - Macreuse noire

Common Scoter are seen during most trips to Skogsøy. During the winter months they can be seen on the sea, although numbers vary considerably from year to year. There is a clear peak towards the end of April, non-/failed breeders can be seen on the move during the summer and there is a distinct passage during the autumn. Various age classes can be seen moving in different directions on the same day: this species is known for its complex movements. More details will be presented on this page in due course.

It seems that this species is seen a lot more on migration past Skogsøy than at Utsira, especially during the spring. However, it may well be a more regular visitor (on the sea) at Utsira during the winter months.

The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Common Scoter have been recorded and the green one shows the average numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

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Common Scoter occurrence at Skogsøy

Common Scoter occurrence at Skogsøy by week number
Common Scoter occurrence by week number at Skogsøy (artsobs)

Maximum: 655 (early May), 645 (14 October 1990)

Migrating Common Scoter, October 2018
Migrating Common Scoter, October 2018

Common Scoter - Svartand - Melanitta nigra
Common Scoter in flight, Øygarden, May 2009

Common Scoter flock, Skogsøy, July 2019
Common Scoter, Skogsøy, May 2019

Tveit, B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
Website: Fugler i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden 


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