Norway

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.…
Grytoy island © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 13 & 14, 16-17.06.2016

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Beautiful midnight sun at 3.00 a.m. made the start of the day fantastic. Additionally a singing Sedge Warbler right in front of the guest house made the start even better. I drove for 20 min to get to the route and struggled a bit to find the access in the beginning but still managed to start on time.…
Ptarmigan © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 12 – Ptarmigan

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The alarm rang at 3 a.m. as usual. I packed quickly and headed to the route. It was going to be a long walk today. The route goes around some huge areas and instead of 6km it would be 10 km and then… back the same way.…
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.…
Arctic circle

Bird survey in Norway: day 6, the arctic circle

Today’s route had to be started half an hour later, which gave me some extra time for sleeping. Just as i expected, the area was rather productive. The habitat was slightly different with more open fields, big river and some birch woodland.…
norwegian lake

Bird survey in Norway: day 5

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Today was expected to be an easy route and yes it was. It still took me just over 4 hours but they were easy. As i had already mentioned half of the 20 survey points were along a road so it was easy and more importantly, different, to what i have been doing.…
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.…