Thursday 6 June 2024

Valdres cabin weekend installment 2

This second installment covers waders.

The area close to the cabin at 940moh held Great and Common Snipe, Woodcock, Redshank, Greenshank, Golden Plover and Common Sandpiper.

Valdresflye at 1380moh and the nearby Jotenheimsvegen, 1030moh, hosted Dotterel, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Snipe and Golden Plover.

Dotterel are a must see bird when visiting Valdresflye and we had at least 3 females performing display flights over the areas. When there is still lots of snow then early in the morning Temminck’s Stints and Ringed Plovers will often be on the edge of the road looking for food.

female Dotterel (boltit)

we only had a couple of displaying Dunlin (myrsnipe) and they kept their distance

Redshank (rødstilk)

Ringed Plover (sandlo) on the road. There seemed to be far fewer than normal

displaying Temminck's Stint - perhaps the commonest wader at the top of Valdresflye

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