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Offshore - 61-20.4N, 003-57.7E (1 Viewer)

Offman

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Hi Folks,
Well here we are again, in the Duva Field.
Been here a few days, weather not windy, Southerlys becoming Easterlys but plenty rain.
Just seen a single Starling circling the vessel, there's also 4 other vessels here along with an FPSO and a drilling rig, were all lit up like Christmas trees, so we'll see what we get in the days to come.
 

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Oh looking forward to that Offman. It's great to hear what's moving about offshore.
 

Offman

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Had a Snipe, in the small hours before dawn, then a single Gannet this afternoon.
The weather was lousy last night, wind and rain, so we missed the spectacular display of the Northern Lights....
 

Offman

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Good Evening,
So with Easterlys setting in, I'm getting all excited, but with the clear weather they are passing us by. I have noticed over the past couple of nights that if we get a shower come over us, small groups of birds are circling us, before being lured away by much brighter vessels, the rig in particular I think.
Managed to spot a Skylark in a small group, but at night, with orange lights, difficult to id properly, calls indicate Wagtails, others I'm not so hot on lol.
 

Offman

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Over the past few nights, been hearing calls, finally attached call to bird, Redwings, saw 1 this afternoon. Having not been in Scotland for many winters now, completely forgotten that one :-O
Managed to get some photos of a Meadow Pipet later on.
As far as seabirds go, occasional Kittiwakes, Herring and Common Gulls.
 

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Offman

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Offman

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Morning Folks,
Nothing major to report
Small groups of Redwings passing by, I keep hearing their calls at night, otherwise very quiet out here.
 

Offman

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We had a Wheatear yesterday
 

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Offman

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Switching shifts from 18:00 -06:00 to 24:00 - 12:00 has paid off.
A Yellow/browed Warbler and a Robin this morning.
 

Offman

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Well, its 03:50 here, pitch black, blowing 35knts from the North, with occasional showers.
Just had a Starling desperately trying to land on the bridge wing.
Fingers crossed.......
 

Offman

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Ghosts in the night
Wind from the NW, 20 knots, light rain showers
Redwings calling and then....
a flock of Geese, they came fairly close, I managed a count of around 30.
From their call, White-fronted, never came close enough for a proper id
 

Offman

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Hi Folks,
Back home now, weather was bad last few days, but still the Redwings were passing.
As a welcome home, got a Fieldfare in my garden
Cheers to you all, stay safe
 

Seashore

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Hi, I was on a semi-submersible in the middle of the Timor Sea where I saw a Diamond Dove sitting on the top of a shipping container. The rig had been in position for sometime. Whether it came out on a workboat, flown on its own or what. Anyway cameras are frowned upon so it was a note book entry somewhere now hidden among the rest of them.
 

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