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Black-legged Kittiwake - Krykkje - Rissa tridactyla
Tretåig Mås - Ride - Pikkukajava - Mouette tridactyle

Black-legged Kittiwake do not breed in the vicinity of Skogsøy so, as with Black-headed Gull, it is easy to spot the migrants. The species is seen only rarely and in small numbers during the winter months. Perhaps surprisingly the largest numbers I have recorded have been in early March. Relatively good numbers are also noted during May; numbers are low throughout the summer before numbers increase again during the autumn storms. 

This species is seen in much larger numbers at Utsira than at Skogsøy.

The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Black-legged Kittiwake have been recorded and the green one (numbers on right hand axis) shows the maximum numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

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Black-legged Kittiwake occurrence at Skogsøy

Maximum: 1795, 01 May 1982

Black-legged Kittiwake

Tveit, B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
Website: Fugler i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden 
Svenkerud, K., Hansen, K.A. & Mjøs, A.T. 1983. Fugletrekket ved Skogsøy. Øygarden våren 1982. Krompen 12: 58-69.


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