Sunday, January 18, 2015

Birding by Sandness Sentrum

Winter comes and all the ducks gather further south than they normally roam, once in a while you a see a nice mix of ducks in just one place. "Rafts" of ducks can be seen floating about in the fjord in the few days before the water freezes ... happy days indeed!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Birds close to home in Hundvag

Hundvag is an island, surrounding it is a body of water teeming with birds if you'd care to look. Best times are in the early morning, and late afternoon. There are always movements in the water of waterbirds foraging or flying overhead.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Birding by the lake near Brynne

This is a large lake which starts right at the edge of the town of Brynne a few minutes shy of anhour's drive south from Stavanger. It's a huge lake in the middle of what could be mostly farming area fringed with residentials. The southern part of the lake holds a lush reed bed along the fringe. Here you can find many waterbirds some out in the open water such Common Merganser, Common Coot and Mallards, others more secretive such Water Rail and the like. This site is on the Norway Birding Jaeren route famous for visiting birders to the region