lørdag 5. juli 2014

Fieldwork in Dividalen.

Dividalen in Troms is a wonderful valley, where deep primeval pine forests meet high alpine mountain habitats, and is home for a rich and diverse birdlife.
I am fortunate to have fieldwork here every year in late June, as a part of Norwegian Institute for Nature Research's (NINA) terrestrial monitoring of Øvre Dividalen National Park. In between the fieldwork it is always time to go out with the camera.

Long-tailed Skuas (Stercorarius longicaudus) inhabit the higher alpine areas
surrounding the valley.
The Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) was busy feeding its young in the cold
weather. Luckily there where plenty of Automnal Moth caterpillars. 
Redving (Turdus iliacus)

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

Female Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) on a small pond.
Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Young Northern Hawk-owls (Surnia ulula) where sitting like little trolls in
a birch-three.

The adult Hawk-owl watched me very carefully!

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