Day 7 saw another long drive as we crossed the Arctic circle but birding as we went saw White tailed and Golden Eagles, Broad billed Sandpiper displaying, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel and Dotterel. The next day was equally long but the scenery was spectacular as we crossed the Tana river into Norway having 'collected' Pine Grosbeak and Common Redpoll along the way. At Varso we picked out a male Steller's Eider with a small group of Common Eiders. We moved northwards up the Varanger coastline stopping regularly for anything of interest such as a group of 5 White tailed Eagles or the increasing numbers of Skuas mainly Arctic and Long tailed. Two stops were particularly interesting, one to look at a group of Red necked Phalaropes and Red throated Pipit at close quarters and the other to watch a Lek of Ruff. Amazing experiences both.
Hi,I've lived and worked in Warwickshire all my life, now retired my lifelong interest in wildlife is now my main hobby. Birding in particular both local, national and in the Western Palearctic region is a major interest. I am very happily married to Jan and have two great kids Rachel and Paul,and 2 beautiful grandchildren
Birding lists(All BOU),
Old Warks 255,
Western Palearctic 733.(Netfugal)