Bluethroat in spring © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 4

After the break yesterday I was eager to start with my third route. It was a familiar one from last year so i knew what to expect.

As usual i started at the exact time. Just as the forecast had suggested it was a beautiful morning. This was really sought after after the rain on the day before yesterday.

The route started with a nest of willow grouse with 11 eggs. Wow what a find. I left the spot immediately after the find. At a later point a mighty White-tailed eagle flew past not far from me. After that a Golden Eagle flew over and i found at least 3 more Willow Grouses and one Rock Ptarmigan. A special treat was given by a Bluethroat which came rather close to expect me. Thus i successfully completed my third route. It took me more than 1.5 hours to go back to the car but it wasn’t too difficult.

Willow Grouse eggs  © Iordan Hristov

Willow Grouse eggs © Iordan Hristov

view from the survey route

view from the survey route

Bluethroat singing  © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat singing © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat photography © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat photography © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat in flight mood © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat in flight mood © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat in spring © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat in spring © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica singing © Iordan Hristov

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica singing © Iordan Hristov

panorama from the end of the survey route  © Iordan Hristov

panorama from the end of the survey route © Iordan Hristov

After i did the job i had to travel south to a place called Kjopsvik. It was quite a distance away so i hit the road after a brief stop at the camping grounds from the previous days. The road was really scenic. The drive was very slow though because the roads were winding with ups and downs. This is what the driving is like along the fjords. There were many tunnels some of which more than 3.5km long This was quite an experience since i had never driven across such long tunnels.

I arrived at Kjopsvik in the early evening ready to go to sleep. Before that i wanted to check the starting point of my route. It was pleasant to realise that half of it is along the paved roads.

Now it was time to find a place for my tent which wasn’t difficult. Off i go.

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