The appearance of butterflies and migratory birds are also two different stories...
|Golden Plower (Pluvialis apricaria) on the bare fields in Lofoten 10. May, |
waiting for the snow to disappear in the higher areas.
|The beautiful drake Teal (Anas crecca) watches over his territory, where the|
female is probably all ready brooding her eggs. Lofoten 13. May.
|Female Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator), Lofoten 31. May|
|The Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is an early arriver, and among |
the first waders to start breeding. Lofoten 31. May
|Not too many butterflies fly in the north in May. But suddenly, on a warm,|
sunny day, the beautiful Green Hearstreak (Callophrys rubi) was flying in
great numbers. Lofoten 11. May
|In the south, several species of butterflies are flying in late May. Among |
them the Swallowtail (Papilio machaon). Tjøme 25. May.
|Excited Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) is a sign of summer! |
Askim 22. May.
|House Martins (Delichon urbicum) busy collecting mud for their nests.|
Askim 22. May.
|The song of Trush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) is dominating the nights|
and mornings along the Oslofjord in southern Norway. Tjøme 23.05.
|The Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) is a close relative to the nightingale, |
and often referred to as «the nightingale of the north». Lofoten 31.05
|The Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) arrives Northern Norway from Africa |
in May. It have to accept that the trees are still not green at the start of
the breeding season. Lofoten 27. May.