April week at Røst and Værøy

In Mid-April the seabirds are back in the cliffs south of Røst, and we had a great day at sea with Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and Kittiwakes.

Most of the Kittiwakes have abandoned the larger bird cliffs over the last decade, and the biggest colony is now the house-breeding birds at Kårøya.

On Røstlandet a Brant goose was an unexpected guest among the Greylag Geese.

A single Pink-footed Goose were also feeding with the Greylags.

A neck-banded Greylag goose visited the Island. It was originally banded in Iceland in 2017 and found wintering in Scotland the following winter. It bred in Iceland in 2018 and 2019, but after that it has switched citizenship and been observed in Norway the following years.

After Røst we spent a couple of days at Værøy, where we – and the birds – were taken by surprise by a snowstorm.