onsdag 23. april 2014

Spring by the northern beach

Not many convincing signs of spring on the shore of Lofoten yet, but some undoubtable signs are here. The seagulls are marking their territories and the rock pipit is singing from the naked stones. The toughest of the spring migrants - the Snow Buntings on their way from the Central Russian steppes to Greenland - shows up in great numbers. And among them, an unexpected guest.

Rock pipit - Anthus petrosus

Herring Gulls - Larus argentatus
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
A Lapland Bunting - Calcarius lapponicus - showed up among
the Snow Buntings.

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