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Red Knot - PolarsnipeCalidris canutus
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Red Knot are occasional spring migrants, occurring around mid May - it is at this time the record was set. In autumn they are reasonably regular in early August and then again between the end of August and mid September.

The occurrence pattern of this species during the autumn at Utsira is very similar both in timing and numbers, although the species is not recorded there during the spring. A similar double peak in the autumn is also seen at Stag Rocks, Northumberland (UK).

In the spring this species is usually seen during periods of strong headwinds but not under calmer conditions. The peak in the end of July is adult birds with the younger birds coming through later.


The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Red Knot have been recorded and the green one (numbers on right hand axis) shows the average numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

For further details click here Numbers at Stag Rocks, Bamburgh, Northumberland (UK)

Red Knot occurrence at Skogsøy

Occurrence of Red Knot at Skogsøy by week number
Occurrence of Red Knot at Skogsøy by week number (artsobs)

Maximum: 230 adult south, 28.07.2003



Red Knot
Winter plumaged Red Knot, Lanzarote, November 2007




Waders, mostly Knot, Skogsøy, July 2018
Waders, mostly adult knot heading south past Skogsøy, July 2018
Also two Turnstone and a couple of Dunlin here too

Waders, mostly Knot, Skogsøy, July 2018



References
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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