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Dotterel © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 18, 21.06.2015 – Dotterel

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What a day! The whole issue for the key to the barrier turned out to not that much of an issue. It took me about 15 min walking on a road to get to the place where i left my car last year so the whole fuss was really not worth it.…
sperm whale © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 11 – sperm whale

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Today was a day off. The forecast was for rainy weather so i better utilize this time appropriately. Still woke pretty early though. The weather was really miserable but i could not stay indoors and took the coastal road towards Andenes.…
Andenes

Bird survey in Norway: day 10

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Today’s route was familiar to me from last year and i knew it wasn’t difficult. There was some hillside but nothing like yesterday’s route. I started on time enthusiastic to see if my find from last year was still around.…
Norwegian house © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 8&9

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I just realised it’s been a week since i have arrived. Well it’s been a week of many challenges, lots of water and scenic views. So was my route. It started with a little bit of rain but that is normal for here.…
my tent Trimm Himlite did really well in the stormy weather

Bird survey in Norway: day 7

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The day was sort of long… I managed to get some sleep and get proper breakfast at the 100 Eur hotel when the electricity stopped. Well i can’t do much about it. Did some reading and headed to the ferry for the ride to next route.…
Bluethroat in spring © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 4

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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.…
Meadow Pipit © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 2

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Wet, wet, wet! That’s what i would say for today. I was totally soaked wet. When i woke up it was only a gentle drizzle and according to the forecast it was supposed to stop. Well it did for 5 min.…
Eider Ducks © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: arrival

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After an early start from Sofia at 4am to get the flight and three flights i finally made it Tromso. The last flight was very picturesque. Spectacular views were revealing ever so often. The temperature at Tromso was about 14 degrees which is much better than last year’s 5 degrees.…

Breeding bird survey in Norway: new beginning

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For a second year in a row I will be hired by BirdLife Norway and the Norwegian Scientific institute (NINA) to conduct a breeding bird survey in the Arctic. This time I shall aim to conduct the survey along 15 routes in opposed to 11 routes that I did last year.…