Eurasian Sparrowhawk is the only raptor regularly seen migrating at Skogsøy - almost exclusively in the autumn. It is also the most numerous raptor, although Peregrine is seen more often. Sometimes
they are seen passing low over the sea or at eye level with the lookout
point. Larger numbers can be observed a little further "inland" e.g. at
Utsira would seem to record more of this species - perhaps surprisingly as it is further offshore than Skogsøy.
The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of
visits when Eurasian Sparrowhawk have been recorded and the green one
(numbers on right hand axis) shows the maximum
numbers I have recorded in any three day period.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 16 February 2004
B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på
Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden