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Birdwatching in Norway – especially in the counties of Nordland (Lofoten) and Troms

June 8 – 24, 2012

 

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(Instructions)


Excursions

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Hans Schick
Contact or comments: schick@asca-berlin.de

Trip Reports

 

   

Species List
Ringed Birds

 
 
Introduction

From February 17  ̶  26, 2012 I spent 10 days in Greece, especially in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. I was accompanied by Stefan Wedler. During this time we visited the well known birdwatching places of the Évros Delta, the Néstos Delta and the Thracian Lagoons along the northern coast of the Aegean Sea.

Itinerary
February 17, 2012: Flight with EasyJet from Berlin Schönefeld to Thessaloníki. Arrival on the airport at 2 p.m. Drive with a rented car from Thessaloníki via the motor highway to Keramóti. Arrival at the Hotel Aphrodite at about 6 p.m. Accommodation for the next 3 nights.
February 18, 2012: In the morning drive from Keramóti via Monastiráki to the Néstos Delta. Birdwatching in the paddyfields and along the Néstos river up to the abandoned Néstos Café. Thereafter visit of two lakes near Aladjagola.
February 19, 2012: Drive from Keramóti to the village of Toxótes near the Néstos gorge and visit of Néstos view, a vantage point in the mountains above the village. In the afternoon return to the surroundings of the airport of Keramóti and birdwatching in the paddyfields south of the village of Agíasma.
February 20, 2012: Once again drive to the paddyfields and the lagoon of Agíasma. Birdwatching in the surroundings of the lagoon. At noon drive from Keramóti to the Hotel Alexander Beach in Alexandroúpoli, our stop for the next 3 nights. In the late afternoon drive to the Évros Delta south of Loútros for first impressions.
February 21, 2012
: Drive from Alexandroúpoli to the Évros Delta south of Loútros. Birdwatching on the water expanses of the wetland until noon. Thereafter trip to the Dadiá Forest. Due to thaw the roads in the mountains were impassable. So we did not reach the raptor feeding place and returned to the Évros estuary and later to the hotel.

February 22, 2012: Once again drive from Alexandroúpoli into the area of the Évros Delta and birdwatching up to the afternoon.
February 23, 2012: In the morning drive on the motor highway A2 from Alexandroúpoli to the exit Komotíni West and via Paradimí and Pagoúria to the lake Límni Mitrikoú. Birdwatching in the reed beds and and on the water expanses at the northern side of this large wetland. In the afternoon
continuation of the journey via Glifáda, Mési, and  Arogí to Fanári. Accommodation for the next two nights in the Hotel Fanári. In the afternoon drive from Fanári along the coast of the Aegean Sea to the lagoons Límni Fanári and Límni Alikí.
February 24, 2012: In the morning drive from Fanári to the saltworks of Glifáda and from there to the east bank of the lagoon Límni Élos and the coast of the Aegean sea. Thereafter continuation of the journey to Limni Mitrikoú and from there back to Glifáda and drive along the west bank of the Lagoon Limni Pteléa to the coast of the Aegean sea
February 25, 2012: In the morning drive from Fanári to Pórto Lágos. Birdwatching on the water expanses of the lagoons and the lake
Límni Vistonída as well as around the Church Ágios Nikoláos and the herony of Pórto Lágos. In the afternoon return trip to Thessaloníki via motor highway A2. Accommodation in the Hotel Golden Star in Peraía near the airport of Thessalomíki. Only a short walk along the beach of this holiday resort.
February 26, 2012: In the morning drive from the Hotel Golden Star in Peraía to the airport of Thessaloníki. Flight back to Berlin Schönfeld by EasyJet.


Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 1D Mark III in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used

Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.
Bjørn Olav Tveit, A Birdwatcher's Guide to Norway - Where, When and How to find the birds in Norway including Svalbard, Ørn Forlag, Oslo, 2011, ISBN 978-82-998062-4-4.

Links to Birding in Norway
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/norway.html


Excursions

09.06.2012, 05:00-10:00
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
6 – 10 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Rorbu 9, an old fisherman's cottage in Gunnar Bergs Vei 2, now managed by Svinøya Rorbuer, Svolvær.

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5 (at least), on the mudflats.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2 (at least), calling on trees.

09.06.2012, 17:00-19:00
Kabelvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the village of Kabelvåg.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 male, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1 male, swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, swimming or searching for food at the water's edge.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), roosting or flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
12, on the market place.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
3, flying.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, calling on a fir, near the Lofoten cathedral.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a roof.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, flying.

 

 

P102-0063, P102-0065, P102-0104, and P102-0109,
Kabelvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
(09.06.2012)

-Kabelvag

09.06.2012, 19:30-20:15
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, fair.
From the Gunnar Berg Memorial the following bird species were observed on the sea or the rocky coast.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1 male, roosting on a small rocky island.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
3 males, roosting on rocks.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
6, flying or roosting on rocks.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, on the mudflats or on rocks.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
4 ad., roosting on rocks or swimming. – Identified by photos.

10.06.2012, 05:00
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
7 °C, fair.
From the window of the fisherman house Rorbu 9 in Gunnar Bergs vei 2 the following bird species were observed on the water espace in front of the house.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, roosting on a rock.

 

P102-0151, P102-0155, and P102-0154
Water expanse in front of our fisherman's cottage, Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
(10.06.2012)

10.06.2012, 11:00-15:15
Svolvær, Tjeldbergtinden, Lofoten (Norway)
8 – 12 °C, fair.
The following birdspecies were observed during the hiking tour from Svolvær to Tjeldbergtinden, a mount between Svolvær and Kabelvåg (375 m about sea level).

White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
1 ad. with white tail, flying along the ridge.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, soaring in great height.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
5 (at least), singing along the path. One of them was also seen.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
5, flying. Two of them were observed also on the top of the mountain.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, flying along the ridge.

 

 

P102-0133, P102-0135, P102-0147, P102-0142, P102-0145
Svolvær, Tjeldbergtinden, Lofoten (Norway)
(10.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 12:30
Hadselsand, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, fair.
This place was reached from the road Fiskebøl – Laukvik by turning right in the settlement of Sanden following a signpost to the church (kirke). After parking the car near the church one has to go about 100 m to the shore. – The following birdspecies were observed on the mudflats, on the beach or on small islands, covered with seaweed. The tide was low.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
1, swimming on the sea,
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
7 (at least), flying along the coast line or roosting.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, swimming on the sea.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, flying or on the mudflats.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
2, on the beach.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
1
, flying over grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
1, in breeding plumage, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
26, roosting on sands or seaweed.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
15, roosting on sands or seaweed.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
21 ad., roosting on seaweed. Legs flesh.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
1, flying, then roosting on sands.
Guillemot (Úria aalge, Trottellumme):
2, swimming.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
1, swimming on the sea
Common Puffin (Fratércula árctica, Papageitaucher):
10 (at least), flying over the sea.
Sand Martin (Ripária ripária, Uferschwalbe):
3, flying along the beach.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, mobbing a Hooded Crow.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
1 male, on a spruce, near Fiskebøl.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
5, flying.

 

P102-0159, P102-0166, P102-0170
Hadselsand, beach and kirka
, Lofoten (Norway)
(11.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 14:00-14:40
Lågen, Lofoten (Norway)

11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the Nature Reserve Lågen.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
1, breeding on a nest at the water's edge.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2 males, swimming.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
2, on wetland.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, flying.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
120 ad., in a breeding colony. There were also pulli.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, flying or roosting on a powerline.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

 

P102-0172, P102-0175, and P102-0177,
Lågen, Lofoten (Norway)
(
11.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 14:50-15:10
Grunnførfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the mudflats of Grunnførfjorden.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5 males, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
18, on the mudflats.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
1, calling.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
10, on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5, on the mudflats.

   

P103-0179, P103-0183, andP103-0185
Grunnførfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
(
11.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 15:50-16:30
Laukvik, lighthouse, Lofoten (Norway)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the lighthouse of Lauvik.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, roosting on rocks.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
1, flying off.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, flying.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
50 (at least), following a trawler.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), following a trawler.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
8, swimming or roosting on rocks. One bird was breeding on a rock.
Common Puffin (Fratércula árctica, Papageitaucher):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying (in the village).
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, flying (in the village).
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
3
, on a power line (in the village).

 

P102-0194, P102-0187, and P102-0191
Laukvik, lighthouse and surroundings, Lofoten (Norway)
(11.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 16:45-17:00
Vatnfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Vatnfjorden.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting on a rock.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, calling.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a fir.

 

P102-0196 and P102-0197
Vatnfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
(11.06.2012)

11.06.2012, 17:15-17:30
Sandslettvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Sandslettvatnet.

Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
1, swimming on the lake.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
6 (4,2), swimming on the lake.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, on the water's edge.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
3, on grassland.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
4, flying or roosting on a power line.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

   

P102-0198 and P102-0199
Sandslettvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
(11.06.2012)

12.06.2012, 11:30-14:45
Svolvær, Lille Kongsvatnet, 1st hiking tour, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, fair, sometimes raining.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour along the eastbank of lake Lille Kungsvatnet.

Black-throated Diver (Gávia árctica, Prachttaucher):
2, swimming on the lake.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, flying or on the water's edge.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2 (1,1), swimming near the water's edge.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, roosting on a rock in the lake.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
1, roosting on a rock in the lake.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, on the top of a spruce.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
2 (at least), singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
5 (at least), singing along the path around the lake.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a fence.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
2 males, 1 on a fir, 1 on a shrub.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
6 (at least), calling or flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
3, on a tree.

 

 

  P102-0203,  P102-0206,  P102-0207, and  P102-0208
Svolvær, Lille Kongsvatnet, hiking tour along the eastern bank of the lake, Lofoten (Norway)
(12.06.2012)

13.06.2012, 00:00-01:15
Gimsøy, coast, Lofoten (Norway)
5 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during watching the midnight sun from the coast near Gimsøy.

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
25 (at least), roosting on an offshore island.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
100 (at least), roosting on an offshore island.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
50 (at least), mostly males, flying along the coast line.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
1 ad., roosting on a rock.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, feeding on seaweed.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, calling in flight.

P102-0218
Gimsøy, midnight sun, Lofoten (Norway)
(12.06.2012, 23:15)

P102-0230
Gimsøy, coast at midnight, Lofoten (Norway)
(13.06.2012, 1:30)

13.06.2012, 13:00-15:00
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
12 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour on Svinøya along Gunnar Berg vei and the rocky coast.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
3 (2,1), swimming on the sea.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2 (1,1), swimming on the sea.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, on rocks of the coast.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
5 (at least), flying or swimming. One of the birds was breeding on a rock.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5 (at least), flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on rocks of the coast.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
, on a tree.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, on rocks of the coast.
Twite (Carduélis flaviróstris, Berghänfling):
2 females, on the roadside.

 

 

P102-0232, P102-0233, P102-0234, and P102-0237
Fishermen's cottages and rocky coastline,
Svinøya, Svolvær, Lofoten (Norway)
(13.06.2013)

14.06.2012, 10:15-11:30
Ørsnes, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the village of Ørsnes.

Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
3 males, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on a rock.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, roosting on a rock.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
3, roosting on a rock.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
9, flying.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
3, flying or roosting on the top of a fir..
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
1 male, flying.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, on a tree.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5 (at least), in the surroundings of houses.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
2, one of them roosting on the top of a spruce.

 

P102-0251, P102-0255, and P102-0258
Ørsnes, Lofoten (Norway)
(14.06.2012)

14.06.2012, 12:00-13:10
Kalle, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the village of Kalle.

Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
1 male, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on stones (coarse gravel).
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
2, on the area of the fish cannery of Hopen. – The legs were yellow.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), flying or swimming in the surroundings of the fish cannery of Hopen.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, flying.

 

P102-0259, P102-0260, and P102-0264
Kalle and Hopen, Lofoten (Norway)
(14.06.2012)

14.06.2012, 14:00-17:30
Henningsvaer, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the village of Henningsvaer and in the surroundings.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
4, 2 of them flying, 2 swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3, 2 ad. and 1 pullus, on stones.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, on rocks.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
5 (2 + 3), flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), in the village.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, on a tree.

 

P102-0275 and P102-0273
Henningsvaer, Lofoten (Norway)
(14.06.2012)

15.06.2012, 12:00-12:30
Gimsøystraumen, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, changeable.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanses of the Gimsøystraumen north of the bridge from Austvagøya to Gimsøya.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
6, roosting or swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
6 (2,4), swimming.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
4 (3,1), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, flying.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, one of them breeding on a nest.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), swimming or flying.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
2, swimming.
Common Puffin (Fratércula árctica, Papageitaucher):
20 (at least), swimming or flying.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.

P102-0278
Gimsøystraumen, near the bridge linking Austvågøya and Vestvågøya (Gimsøystraumbrua) Lofoten (Norway)
(15.06.2012)

15.06.2012, 12:45-13:20
Gimsøy, Kirka, Lofoten (Norway)
10 °C, changeable.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the church of Gimsøy (Gimsøy kirka) on farmland or on the sea.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
100 (at least), on a rocky island. Gannets were not recognizable.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, swimming on a pond.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
5, on farmland.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
4, on the beach.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, on a power line.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on farmland.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, in a garden.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a power line.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
, on a power line.

 

P102-0287 and P102-0290
Gimsøy, Kirka, Lofoten (Norway)
(15.10.2012)

15.06.2012, 14:30-15:00
Gårdsvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
8 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse of the lake Gårdsvatnet or in its surroundings.

Black-throated Diver (Gávia árctica, Prachttaucher):
2, 1 ad. swimming, another ad. on a nest.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, on grassland.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, Singschwan):
2, swimming.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
1, in shallow water. Legs red, head dark.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, calling.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10, on grassland, in a breeding colony.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), swimming or flying.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus, Sumpfohreule):
1, flying, mobbed by Hooded Crows.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, flying, mobbing a Short-eared Owl.

P102-0314
Gårdsvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
(15.06.2012)

15.06.2012, 15:50-16:00
Skjerpvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
8 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the E 10 on the water expanse of lake Skjerpvatnet.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
2, swimming.
Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
4, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
4 males, swimming.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, flying.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
4, flying or swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
4, on grassland.

 

P102-0294, P102-0295, and P102-0296
Skjerpvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
(15.06.2012)

15.06.2012, 16:40-17:40
Storeidvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
8 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the hide at the southern side of lake Storeidvatnet.

Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
10, swimming.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
31, 18 of them roosting on grassland and 2 pairs with 3 and 6 pulli, respectively.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
1
, flying.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10 (at least), swimming or flying.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
5 (at least), swimming.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
5, roosting on rocks. – Legs yellow.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), swimming or flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, flying.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

 

P102-297, P102-299, and P102-302
Storeidvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
(15.06.2012)

15.06.2012, 19:10-19:25
Lyngedalspollen, Lofoten (Norway)
8 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the E10 on the water expanse of Lyngedalspollen and its surroundings.

Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
2, on grassland.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
3 (1,2), swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
6, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, in shallow water.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
3, calling, one also seen.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, roosting on a rock.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, roosting on a rock.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
1, roosting on a rock.
Fox (Vulpes vulpes, Fuchs):
1, at the edge of E 10.

 

P102-0307, P102-0308, and P102-0311
Lyngedalspollen, Lofoten (Norway)
(15.06.2012)

16.06.2012, 10:00-13:15
SvolværTrollfjorden, boat trip, Lofoten (Norway)
12 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed during a boat trip from Svolvær to Trollfjorden.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
5 (2,3), swimming.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
4 males, swimming.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
2, flying.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
30 (at least), swimming or flying around the boat.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, roosting on rocks.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
6, roosting on a rock.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
20 (at least), swimming (especially in the Trollfjorden).
Common Puffin (Fratércula árctica, Papageitaucher):
4 (at least), swimming. – Identified by photos.

 

 

P102-0322, P102-0335, P102-0343, and P102-0364
Boat trip from Svolvær to Trollfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
(16.06.2012)

16.06.2012, 14:30-16:45
Svolvær, Lille Kongsvatnet, 2nd hiking tour, Lofoten (Norway)
16 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed during a second hiking tour along the southbank of the lake Lille Kungsvatnet.

Black-throated Diver (Gávia árctica, Prachttaucher):
1, swimming. – Identified by photos.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
1 male, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
4, roosting on rocks in the lake.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
3, roosting on rocks in the lake. – Identified by photos.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
2, calling.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
2, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
2, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
3, singing along the path.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

 

P102-0366, P102-0367, and P102-0370
Svolvær, Lille and Stor Kongsvatnet, hiking tour along the southern bank of the lakes, Lofoten (Norway)
(16.06.2012)

16.06.2012, 17:30-19:30
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse and the mudflats in front of the fisherman's cottage (Rorbu 9).

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2, roosting on rocks
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, on the mudflats.

P102-0372
Water expanse in front of our fisherman's cottage at low tide, Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
(16.06.2012)

16.06.2012, 23:30-23:59
Brenna, Lofoten (Norway)
14 °C, midnight sun.
The following bird species were observed during watching the midnight sun at the coast near Brenna between 23:30 and 01:15.

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
20 (at least), roosting on a rocky island or flying.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
100 (at least), roosting on a rocky island or flying.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
8 (2 + 5 + 1), swimming on the sea. – 6 males, 2 females.
Arctic Skua (Stercorárius parasíticus, Schmarotzerraubmöwe):
1, flying near the coast.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), swimming or flying.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
5 (at least), swimming or flying.
Guillemot (Úria aalge, Trottellumme):
3 (at least), swimming. – Striped flanks recognizable.
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
15 (at least), swimming. – Bold beaks recognizable.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.

 

 

 

P102-0384, P102-0389, P102-0395, P102-0393, and P102-0396
Midnight sun near Brenna, Lofoten (Norway)
(16./17.06.2012)

17.06.2012, 09:00-21:00
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, overcast, raining.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of our fisherman's cottage in Svinøya.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
4 (1,3), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2, on rocks in front of the cottage.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, on the mudflats.

18.06.2012, 10:00
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, overcast, no rain.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of our fisherman's cottage (rorbu 9).

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2, roosting on rocks.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, roosting on rocks.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, on a tree.

18.06.2012, 11:40
Kvalnes, Lofoten (Norway)
11 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed south of the harbour of Kvalnes.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, on the beach.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1,on a rock.

 

P102-0481 and P102-0483
Kvalnes, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 12:00-12:15
Kvalnes, shore, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed along the shore of Kvalnes.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
3, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), on the mudflats.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, on the beach.
Guillemot (Úria aalge, Trottellumme):
1, flying.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
1, flying.
Common Puffin (Fratércula árctica, Papageitaucher):
2, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, on the beach.

P102-0485
Kvalnes, shore, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 12:30
Urvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species was observed from the road passing the northern edge of Urvatnet.

Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
50 (at least), on the road or adjacent meadows. A nest with eggs on a rock was visible from the road.

 

P102-0486
Urvatnet, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 13:10
Høynesvøda, wetland before Sandøya, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the wetland between Vestersand and Sandøya.

Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
32, swimming in shallow water.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
1, calling.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on rocks.

 

P102-487, P102-488, P102-489, and P102-491
Høynesvøda and the wetland south of Sandøya, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 13:30-14:00
Sandøya, western part, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed along the western coast of Sandøya.

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
2 ad., flying over the sea.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
16, roosting on a reef.
Shag (Phalacrócorax aristótelis, Krähenscharbe):
2, roosting on a reef. – Smaller than nearby sitting Great Cormorants. More brown.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
3 males, roosting on rocks.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, roosting on rocks.
Skua (Stercorárius skua, Skua):
1, flying over the sea.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
20 (at least), roosting on rocks.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), roosting on rocks.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
5 (at least), roosting on rocks.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
1, flying.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
3, 1 on a powerline, 2 on the causeway.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, on a tree.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on the road.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

 

P102-493, P102-494, and P102-495
Sandøya, western part, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 14:30-15:00
Innerpollen, eastside, Lofoten (Norway)
15 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed at the eastern side of Innerpollen.

Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
2, swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
1 male, swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
8, roosting.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5, roosting.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, roosting.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, calling.

 

P102-0496 and P102-0498
View on Innerpollen from the eastside, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 15:10-15:25
Ytterpollen, east side, Lofoten (Norway)
15 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed at the eastern side of Ytterpollen.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, roosting on a rock.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the shore.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
1, flying-off.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

P102-0504
View on Ytterpollen from the east side, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 15:40-16:00
Ytterpollen, west side near Hagvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
15 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed at the water expanse of Ytterpollen near Hagvåg.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
2, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
11 males, swimming.
Greater Scaup (Áythia maríla, Bergente):
1 male, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
4, 1 female with 3 pulli, swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
4 (2,2), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the road.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, near houses.

18.06.2012, 16:15
Eggum, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed at the coast west of Eggum.

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
4, flying over the sea.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
8, on a pond.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
5 (4,1), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, on the mudflats.
Skua (Stercorárius skua, Skua):
1, flying over the sea.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), on the mudflats
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, at the ruin of a tower.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, on gravel.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
4, on the mudflats.

 

P102-0507, P102-0514, and P102-0515
Eggum,
Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

18.06.2012, 17:30-17:45
Ytterpollen, west side near Hagvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, fair to cloudy.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse of Ytterpollen near Hagvåk.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, swimming.
Greater Scaup (Áythia maríla, Bergente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
4 (1,3), swimming
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, at the shore.

 

P102-0516 and P102-0519
View on Ytterpollen from Hagvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
(18.06.2012)

19.06.2012, 11:10
Austnesfjorden, viewpoint Sundneset (E 10), Lofoten (Norway)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species was observed during a visit of the viewpoint at the Austnesfjorden (E 10) near Sundnes.

Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.

 

P102-0524, P102-0525, and P102-0526
View on the Austnesfjorden from the viewpoint Sundneset (E 10), Lofoten (Norway)
(19.06.2012)

19.06.2012, 12:15-15:50
Vaterfjordpollen, hiking tour around the lake, Lofoten (Norway)
13 °C, overcast, no rain.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour around lake Vaterfjordpollen.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
2, flying over the water expanse. The voices of Red-throated Divers were heard in the birch wood near the lakeshore.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
4, roosting on a rock.
Black Grouse (Tetráo tetrix, Birkhuhn):
1 male, flying-off in a birch forest glade.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, roosting on a rock.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, flying in the height of the mountain ridge.

 

 

 

P102-0532, P102-0541, P102-0555, P102-056, P102-0557, and P102-0566
Hiking tour around lake Vaterfjordpollen, Lofoten (Norway)
(19.06.2012)

20.06.2012, 12:15-15:45
Kabelvåg, Museum, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, overcast, no rain.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg (Storvågan).

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
4, roosting on rocks or on the mudflats.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
2, roosting on rocks (legs yellow).
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), flying or on a roof.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting on a rock (Legs flesh).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, in a garden.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
2, in a garden.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, in a garden.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, in a garden.

 

P102-0625 and P102-0631
Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg, Lofoten (Norway)
(20.06.2012)

20.06.2012, 17:30
Svolvær, Svinøya, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the rocks or on the mudflats in front of our fisherman's cottage.

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the mudflats.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3 (2 adults with 1 pullus), on the rocks.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, on the mudflats.

21.06.2012, 12:15-16:00
Olderfjorden, hiking tour, Lofoten (Norway)
9 °C, overcast, sometimes raining.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour along the northen shore of the Olderfjorden.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
4, 2 on a rock in the water expanse north of the road to the village of Olderfjorden, 2 on the shore at the end of the fjord. – One of the birds was marked with the aluminum ring DK84415.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), swimming on the fjord.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
3, flying over the fjord.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
2 (at least), calling.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
2, near a farmhouse.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
3 (at least), singing in birch wood.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
1, singing, near a farmhouse.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, near a farmhouse.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, calling.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, near a farmhouse.

 

 

P102-0659, P102-0663, P102-0667, and P102-0668
Hiking tour along the north bank of Olderfjorden, Lofoten (Norway)
(21.06.2012)

22.06.2012, 13:00-13:20
Sandtorg, Nordland county (Norway)
12 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the shore or on the mudflats of the Tjeldsundet from a car park near the E10.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
15 males, swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2, swimming near the water's edge.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, on the shore.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, roosting on rocks.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
30 (at least), flying and diving. – Due to the large distance Common Terns could not be excluded.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on a rock.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

 

P102-700 and P102-0699
View on Tjeldsundet from Sandtorg, Nordland county (Norway)
(22.06.2012)

22.06.2012, 16:30-17:00
Gallogiedde, Samisk Museum, Troms county (Norway)
9 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Samisk Museum.

Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, with food on a roof.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
3, flying.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
1, on a path.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.

P102-0702
Surroundings of the Samisk Museum in Gallogiedde, Troms county (Norway)
(22.06.2012)

22.06.2012, 17:45
Evenes, church, Nordland county (Norway)
9 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the church of Evenes.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2, swimming.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, on a powerline
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

 

P102-0707 and P102-0709
View on Ofotfjorden from Evenes Kirka, Nordland county (Norway)
(22.06.2012)

22.06.2012, 18:00-18:10
Evenes, Stunesosen, Nordland county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
Stunesosen is the estuary area of a small river 1700 m west of Evenes church. – The following bird species were observed in the riverbed at low tide.

Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
5 (3,2), in shallow water.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, on grassland.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, calling.

 

P102-0711 and p102-0712
Evenes, Stunesosen, Nordland county (Norway)
(22.06.2012)

22.06.2012, 18:15-18:30
Tårstad, Tårneosen, Nordland county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
Tårneosen is the estuary area of a small river about 1000 m east of Tårstad. – Here the following bird species were observed in the riverbed at low tide.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
4 (2 adults with 2 pulli), on sands.
Woodcock (Scólopax rustícola, Waldschnepfe):
1, at the roadside in the forest between Tårstad and Breidstrand.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
2, on grassland.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, in shallow water.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, in the riverbed.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1 ad., on sands.

 

 

P102-0715, P102-0717, and P102-0719
Tårneosen nearTårstad, Nordland county (Norway)
(22.06.2012)

23.06.2012, 09:00-10:00
Bogen, surroundings of the Fjordhotel, Nordland county (Norway)
12 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Fjordhotel.

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
4, at the water's edge.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5, swimming.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
1, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

 

P102-0701 and p102-0732
Fjordhotel in Bogen, Nordland county (Norway)
(22. and 23.06.2012)

23.06.2012, 12:25-13:15
Trondenes, lake Laugen, Troms county (Norway)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse of lake Laugen or in its surroundings.

Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
6, swimming on the lake.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, calling.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
4 (at least), swimming.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
10, flying over the lake. – The colour of the top of the bill could not be recognized. The tail streamers did not appear to be very long. Therefore, Common Tern could not be excluded.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, calling.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
1 male, on reed.

P102-0736
Lake Laugen near Trondenes, Troms county (Norway)
(23.06.2012)

23.06.2012, 13:50-14:30
Møkkelandsvatnet, Troms county (Norway)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse of lake Møkkelandsvatnet or in its surroundings.

Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
4 (2,2), swimming on the lake.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), swimming on the lake.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, flying.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
10 (at least), flying or warning.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing (unmistakably).
Yellowhammer (Emberíza citrinélla, Goldammer):
2, in a birch forest.

23.06.2012, 14:45-16:30
Kasfjordvatnet, Troms county (Norway)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the water expanse of lake Kasfjordvatnet or in its surroundings.

Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
1, swimming.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, in shallow water.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
5 (4,1), roosting or dabbling in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 male, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
3 males, swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
2 males, swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
4 (3,1), swimming.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), breeding on a small island. – The legs appeared to be short, the tail streamers surmounted the wings. Nevertheless, Common Tern could not be unmistakably excluded.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on a small island.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
10, flying.

23.06.2012, 16:30-16:50
Kasfjord, Mølnevosen, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the tidal inlet of the river coming from Kasfjordvatnet.

Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
11, roosting on sands.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, swimming.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, calling.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, in a garden.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on a lawn.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.

23.06.2012, 17:15-17:40
Aun, Elgsnes, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Aun and on the Toppsundet.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
30 males, roosting on an island.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
6, roosting on a small island.
Goosander (Mergus mergánser, Gänsesäger):
18 (12,6), swimming on the Toppsundet.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
100 (at least), in a breeding colony on a small island.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
4, swimming on the Toppsundet.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

 

P102-0756 and P102-0758
Aunfjellet, Troms county (Norway)
(23.06.2012)

23.06.2012, 18:30-19:00
Harstad, harbour, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the harbour of Harstad.

Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5, swimming or flying.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, on a lawn.

P102-0760
Harstad, harbour, Troms county (Norway)
(23.06.2012)

24.06.2012, 11:30
Lille Trøsevatnet, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the road in the surroundings of the lake Lille Trøsevatnet.

Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
2, calling.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.

P102-0774
Lille Trøsevatnet, Troms county (Norway)
(24.06.2012)

24.06.2012, 11:40
Store Trøsevatnet, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings and on the water expanses of the lake Store Trøsevatnet,

Slavonian Grebe (Pódiceps aurítus, Ohrentaucher):
1, swimming.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, Singschwan):
2, roosting on the water' edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
9 (1 pair + 1 pair + 5 males), swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
1 male, swimming.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, on grassland
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10 (at least), flying, over a breeding colony.
Common Cuckoo (Cúculus canórus, Kuckuck):
1, calling.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.

 

P102-0778 and P102-0779
Store Trøsevatnet, Troms county (Norway)
(24.06.2012)

24.06.2012, 12:10-12:40
Trøselvosen tidal inlet, Troms county (Norway)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the inlet of the river Trøseelva into the Lavangsfjorden, especially in the bay of Trøsen.

European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
6 (at least), on sands or in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
8 (at least), on sands or in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, on sands.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
50 (at least), on sands or in shallow water.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), on sands or in shallow water.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
5 (at least), on sands or in shallow water.
Sand Martin (Ripária ripária, Uferschwalbe):
3, flying. – No white rump!
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
5, flying. – White rump!

P102-0785
Trøselvosen, tidal inlet, Troms county (Norway)
(24.06.2012)

 
 
     
 

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