Saturday, 20 July 2013

Hulvik hytte - the sequel

summer pickings

Continued bad weather in northern Norway caused us to postpone (cancel?) our summer holiday in Bodø for a second time and we instead enjoyed temperatures in the high twenties at the cabin in Hulvik last week.
We added to our reptile list with an adder this time meaning that I have now seen all three Norwegian snake species here (Grass, Smooth and Adder) plus Slow Worm so I just need Common Lizzard to have seen all the Norwegian reptiles here.
I was a little more active on the birding front this time with a couple of trips to Kurefjorden. There was no significant wader passage as I had hoped and certainly nothing rare but raptors showed well with seven different species on show including a young Peregrine (vandrefalk) that was honing its hunting skills on Lapwings (vipe). Chances for decent pictures have been very few and far between but Osprey (fiskeørn ) and a Goshawk gave some closish fly-bys.
A quick trip to Maridalen today produced two fishing Ospreys and some muddy edges which still look promising for waders even though a Common Sandpiper was the only wader on show.

the glow worm from last week

Goshawk (hønsehauk)

Osprey (fiskeørn) with fish at Kurefjorden

and another from Maridalen

last weeks Slow Worm (stålorm)

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