søndag 25. desember 2011

25th December

Christmas has been spent with my dad up here in the perpetual darkness, and have been used to eat as much food as possible in as little as possible time. Since he also find birds quite interesting, and he was the one that got me interested in nature to begin with, so I took him birdwatching Svalbard-style. This means going to the harbour and hoping that there will be some birds there. During our two visits to the harbour we got to see several Black Guillemots (Teist) and Little Auks (Alkekonge), but at least for me the biggest thing was whne we today got to see a 1cy Glaucous Gull (Polarmåke) swimming around a russian trawler that is docked in town.

Diving Little Auk

1 cy Black Guillemot

1 cy Glaucous Gull at 78 degrees north

Note the apparent patch at the primaries, due to the angle of the bird.
I hope everybody that is reading this have had a nice christmas, and that you have all got to spend it watching some nice birds alongside the good food.