Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tromso 18-21 Feb

Tromso is deep inside the arctic circle. May seems to be the best time for birding, so potential limited at this time.

However, in the town harbour outside our hotel were Long Tailed Ducks as well as Mallards. Hooded Crows are the ubiquitous sight here. Herring and Greater Black Backed Gulls everywhere, Cormorants frequent. Magpie in the trees.

On our dog sledding trip in a remote valley 90kn inland near the Swedish/Finnish border, Leo and I saw a Golden Eagle overhead. Wolverine, Lynx and Bear are in this region.

On a naturalist guided tour to the Island, we saw White Tailed Sea Eagle, Red Breasted Merganser and a crowd of Common Scoters.

On final day, found Leo’s first drake Eider.

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