trips

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.…
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.…
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.…
Reindeer are raised as domestic animals © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 3

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After the wet day yesterday and the rainy forecast for today i decided to get a break and relax for a day. The forecast for the day after is promising so i will bed on this strategy. Regardless of my plans i woke up fairly early is the early start has already become somewhat a schedule.…
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.…
Bee-eater © Iordan Hristov

BirdID weekend

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Just returned from a fantastic birdid weekend trip to South-West Bulgaria. Together with 8 students in bird id training that I conduct we visited the surroundings of Kerkini lake, Belasitsa mountain and Rupite.…