|The Purple Sandpiper is the only wader that we find in great numbers|
north of the arctic circle in the winter.
|Long-tailed Ducks in Andenes (King Eiders seen in the rare)|
|Long-tailed Ducks, Andenes.|
|Common Eider couple in Andenes Harbour|
|Common Eiders gather in great numbers at Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands|
|Common Eiders under low winter sun, Lofoten|
|Many Whooper Swans spend the winter in Lofoten. This winter a long|
period with low temperatures and no snow made all lakes freeze over.
Tha swans moved out to shallow sea-shores, but this group found relief
in drinking fresh water from an open stream
|One of very few Iceland Gulls this winter; a 2nd winter bird|
|Kittiwake in snow, Henningsvær.|
|While photographing seagulls in Henningsvær, I captured this bird. It is a|
1st winter Herring Gull, and this was the first sighting of the bird after
it was ringed in London, GB 30. November 2013. In late March the same
individual was seen in Bergen!