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Velvet Scoter - SjøorreMellanitta fusca
Svärta - Fløjlsand - Pilkkasiipi  - Macreuse brune


Velvet Scoter are seen regularly during both the spring and autumn migrations; they are seen a lot less regularly and in much lower numbers during both the winter and summer months than Common Scoter. There is a clear peak in the spring migration leading up to mid May after which numbers drop rapidly. Small numbers can be noted from early September onwards with a peak in the autumn passage around mid October.

Velvet Scoter seem more numerous throughout the year at Skogsøy than at Utsira, but especially so during the spring.

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

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Velvet Scoter occurrence at Skogsøy

Velvet scoter occurrence at Skogsøy, Øygarden
Velvet scoter occurrence at Skogsøy, Øygarden. Number of individuals seen, source artsobs

Maximum: 54



Velvet Scoter migrating past Skogsøy, May 2020
Velvet Scoter migrating past Skogsøy, May 2020

Velvet Scoter migrating past Skogsøy, May 2020
Velvet Scoter migrating past Skogsøy, May 2020


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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