lördag 7 juni 2014

Great Snipe in Midnight Sun

Here in Northern Norway, the midnight-sun period is now in full swing and the sun is shining all the night.

Yesterday evening me and a friend went out with our cameras to view the spectacular display of the Great Snipe (Gallinago media) - a near threatened bird - that tradtitionally gathers on leks located on wet mires with tussucks. The strange noise they make, which has been likened to a "ping-pong-match" clould be heard among the tussucks of cloudberries and bog rosemary in the low midnight sun - a beautiful experience and a wonderful bird.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Nydelig lys og stemning på bildene dine! :-)


    1. Tusen takk for det Veronica!

      Sommer-nettene i nord er bare nydelige (selv om denne turen resulterte i veldig mange myggstikk :-)

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