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Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 10

As I mentioned today will be a day for relaxing. We slept until 9 a.m.  which is quite something for our every day 3 a.m. starts. I took the time to catch up with some blogging and data entry.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 9

Route number 1918 was going to be a fairly easy one. It was still on a mountain slope but it wasn’t as steep. This one I did by myself. I woke up excited by the coming walk and the shining sun...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 8

The day started as usual. The weather looked promising. The mountain was still there so no way around it. We have to do it. I was doing point counts every 300m from the route and had to do about 20 of those.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 7

I got up pretty energetic after only 2 hours sleep. The route wasn’t very difficult so I managed to finish before 8 am...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 6

That’s what the days should be like. Early morning start for bright weather with clear sky and lots of birds. Yes it could be in Norway. I know it doesn’t happen often but here we are...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 5

Another rainy day. At the foot of route 1905. The alarm did ring and I did hear it but once I looked outside I said no, it would not be another wet day. It was pouring rain and i decided to stay indoors.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 4

1910 the u shaped long trek in the mountains with 5 willow ptarmigans, golden eagle and white tailed eagle The beginning of the route for the day was fairly easy...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 3

I had set up my camp not far from the starting point of the route not to loose time moving about. The day started at the usual time 3 a.m. Quickly packed the staff for the day and off I went...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 2

After the depressing day yesterday today I feel a bit better. Woke up at 3.20 and off I went for another try on the route. The weather looked ok although the forecast was for another miserable day.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 1

The night was really short. I struggled getting up after having only a few hours sleep but what made me think twice was that it was raining. Not heavily but it was raining...Read More