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Common Goldeneye - KvinandBucephala clangula
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Common Goldeneye are one of the most numerous winter visitors to Skogsøy, normally frequenting the more shleltered bays and channels. Relatively small numbers are seen on direct passage but the species is a regular feature of seawatches during both spring and autumn. Numbers build up towards the end of February after which they gradually drop off and the species is not noted after the middle of May. Some individuals can be seen from the first half of October onwards but Goldeneye do not really become regular until a month later.

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

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Common Goldeneye occurrence at Skogsøy

Maximum: 35

male Common Goldeneye
Tjeldstø, Øygarden, March 2008

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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