Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Varanger’s Auk Island

Hornøya  Friday 13th May, it was the first day without the rest of the gang. An early morning walk on Vardø Island got me a flushed Woodcock and singing Shore Lark.  Summer plumaged Purple Sandpipers and a 3rd summer Glaucous Gull were in the harbour as … Continue reading

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The Varanger Crew

Thanks! This is a pause mid-blog on the trip to say thank you. Brünnich’s Guillemot and friends still to come. To Tormod Amundsen who organised the whole promotion tour. A very enterprising young Norwegian with load of vision and energy (and projects!). He descibes himself as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is where… I will be giving talks between August 2011 and February 2012. If your interested in me coming to your group/ club in 2011/2012,  give us shout:  http://birdingfrontiers.com/contact-me/ If you are in one of these areas at the … Continue reading

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Siberian Snow Bunting

Should it be on the British List? Heading up the northern shoreline of the Varanger fjord, Tormod and I encountered some fantastic flocks of seaducks. With some much food-rich water, most bays contain seaducks and gulls.  With a bit of looking a few Steller’s Eiderwere found and stragglers of the wintering King Eider population. In one bay we … Continue reading

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Hawk Owl

When bad news is really good news Thursday 12th May. Up early for breakfast. Packed and ready to go. Mid way through the grub and some bad news: The flight back to Vardø for me and Kirkenes for the rest of the group had just been cancelled. Yikes! The guys had a … Continue reading

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Hunting White-tailed Eagle

It’s all in the wrist action One of the more bizarre things I learnt was the way the some White-tailed Eagles hunt Kittiwake chicks. Indeed I saw one bird circling in narrow space very close to the cliffs. What they do is fly as close as possible … Continue reading

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