About the magnificent birds I manage to capture with my camera at Svalbard.
lørdag 7. mai 2011
I had an hour of watching today before I picked up my girlfriend from the airport. This resulted in that I refound the pair of Iceland Gulls (Grønlandsmåke) at Hotellneset. After having dropped my girlfriend off at home i went to the garbage dumå to try my luck at the Glaucous Gulls (Polarmåke) again. When I arrived there were only about 30 adult birds there. I rigged the trap and started to wait. There was some movement in and out of the dump by the birds, but when I went to take down the trap again I realized that there had come more gulls than I was aware of. About 80 in total were feeding in the garbage. For the first time there were actually a few young birds around, and not just one or two. All age classes were present and showing well, and even the gull I ringed on the 1st of May was present, fighting valiantly for the best pieces of garbage.
I am an eager birder who have moved to Svalbard and Longyearbyen, and spend as much time as possible out with my feathered friends. I will use this blog to tell all of you who visit this blog about the birds and other wonders of nature that interest me and that I manage to get photos of. If you are coming to Svalbard, or if you see an interesting bird while on Svalbard, please dont hesitate to contact me by giving a comment to one of my posts. If you are coming to Longyearbyen and would like to contact me for info on where to find the wildlife, please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org