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Not Even Wind & Rain Stop Us

lørdag 6. juli 2024
af Lucas Corneliussen

The weekend began bright and early. Myrthe, Asia and I woke up at half past 03:00 AM and we found ourselves waiting for the morning rain to pass before we headed out to Worlds End 3. Benjamin was feeling ill and decided not to join us this morning - rookie mistake. And so, the three musketeers left Det Grå Fyr for the morning. Arriving at 04:30 AM, we watched several Almindelig Kjove (Arctic Skua), harassing the terns at the tip of Grenen before continuing their migration.

The morning continued, and fortunately, the weather held so we were able to get a few decent hours of observations in before the forecasted weather arrived. Our efforts were rewarded with a Storkjove (Great Skua) flying southwest. What a nice bird! At 0600 AM, Asia and Myrthe decided to head back to the station while I continued for another hour in the brutal wind. Birding with a new companion, I could feel the lack of migration in my bones. With the rain rapidly approaching, I too headed home after a three hour session in the cold. 

Screenshot_2024-07-06_at_10.44.51PM.jpgThe only sun we saw all day

Midday at the station was slow today – all of us took a nice long nap to rest up and “defrost” from the morning and we said goodbye to out absolutely wonderful guests: have a great trip home Linda og Jeppe! Please come again soon! The rest of the day was filled with torrential rainfall for 99% of the afternoon and evening only letting up for 10 minutes maximum around 9 PM. Myrthe then made a very nice soup for dinner - Good Soup! And so another day passes at SKAF, what will tomorrow bring? We will have to see.

Vi ses!

People at SKAF: Lucas Corneliussen, Benjamin Bech, Asia Kane, Myrthe Van Brempt, Jeppe & Linda.

Link to today's observations from observers in the area