Finnmark june 2010

In june 2010 I made a short trip to Finnmark. I visited Håvard Husebø who was studying Red-throated-  and Meadow Pipits during spring.

                     Bluethroat (svecica)

Bluethroat juvenile

Hawk Owl

White-billed Diver

We found five singing Arctic Warblers during our one day visit at Pasvik. One singing male showed well  near the Church of Neiden

Arctic Warbler

Shag at Hornøya

Glaucous Gull

Lots of auks


Håvard at Hornøya



Brünnich's Guillemot

Black Guillemot

Arctic Warbler at Svartnes

Long-tailed Skua

Vardø at 02:00 am

the famous church at Nesseby

Golfjellet is the southernmost spot to find Siberian Jay

Siberian Jay june 2009 Golfjellet

a short visit to Lista in may 2009

European Bee-eater

Bluethroat (svecica)

Oliver Slessor with Great Reed Warbler

Hawk Owl

Frode Falkenberg and Håvard Husebø with a Hawk Owl. It was found weakened in november 2008. After some days with food and rest it was to be released. One of my friends from the Netherlands, Jan van der Laan, visited me at the time and had the opportunity to witness it's release

Jan van der Laan taking pics

in the background Håvard Husebø

Tengmalm's Owl october 2008 at Revtangen

Pygmy Owl november 2008 near Lista

Isabelline Wheatear november 2008 Lista


Storm Petrel august 2008 Fedje

same bird

another pic of the same bird

Two-barred Crossbill august 2008 Fedje

Sleepy, wet Eagle Owl after a rain shower at Herdla august 2008