Crossing into the Arctic Circle



After a day of mostly travelling with some birding at stops, we crossed
into the Artic Circle and arrived at Ivalo, and after a cool start, the
temperatures warmed up nicely in the sun, though it was very windy.

The group enjoyed great views of Rough-legged Buzzard,Bluethroat, Pine Grosbeak
and Artic Redpoll.

Rough legged Buzzard Norway 2014

Rough-legged Buzzard



Arctic Redpoll

Artic Redpoll



We also had views of Temminck's Stint, Bar-tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Golden Plover
and more Ruff all in breeding plumage.

Long-tailed Skua and Great Grey Shrike added to the day's birds.

Long tailed Skua Finland 2015

Long-tailed Skua



Great Grey Shrike 5

Great Grey Shrike



Tomorrow we go to Varanger Fjord in Norway so we're likely to see a big
change in the weather.
Do check back soon for more bird news.


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