Entries Tagged ‘bird’

The Blue-legged Ice-stomper

This is a very rare bird indeed!  Native to the southern regions of Australia, this little bird has been known to migrate North to Arctic Norway.  It’s insulated feet are heavy enough to crack through thin road-ice and its red feathers help the bird to be seen by motorist therefore avoiding ending up as ‘road-kill’. […]

Oldervik Oystercatcher

Oldervik is a little fishing village, 40 minutes drive north-east of Tromsø. It is a dead-end, tucked away behind the Lyngen Alps. Oldervik may not be the most spectacular place in the world (and there are no shops, no activities and no attractions) but it does have a great view and, I must say, the […]

Rowan Berries

Red berries are everywhere! There is a folklore in Norway that if there are a lot of red berries on the Rowan trees then it’s going to be a long, cold winter. This is because the old folk believed that nature always has a way of balancing itself out. When nature knows it’s going to […]

Sneaking Up on the Wildlife

Cormorants are fascinating birds. They are excellent swimmers and fishers, but clumsy like a penguin on land. Their feathers are not waterproof, so they have to spend most of their day air-drying with their wings stretched out. But when dry (and on land), they have an elegant, upright posture which makes them a great photo […]

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