lördag 2 juni 2012
Bird Picture of the Week / Ukens Fuglebilde
The last week has been dominated by strong winds and snowfall here in Northern Norway, and the unusual weather for the season presented me with a candidate for the bird picture of the week.
The Eurasian Dotterel / Boltit / Fjällpipare (Charadrius morinellus) is normally found high up on mountain plateaus during the summer here in the north of Scandinavia. During periods with heavy snowfall late in the summer they are, however, sometimes forced down from the mountains to forage, and yesterday I found a small group of dotterels seeking food on a partly snow-clad lower field.