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Arctic Birding at its very best

Varanger beach 2

Varanger Fjord in northern Norway is an amazing place for birdwatching - you never know what will happen next!

Arctic Skua on ground

This particular day began with some wonderful typical Varanger birds including this confiding Arctic Skua.

Rough legged Buzzard flight

Rough-legged Buzzards are regularly encountered along the Fjord.

Then some exciting news from our local contacts, of a very rare bird, had us heading back west along the coast and we soon arrived at a small garden with bird feeders and three birdwatchers stood looking in.

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A stunning adult Rose-coloured Starling was showing off just over the garden fence! What a crazy looking bird!

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To see one of these beauties so far north above the Arctic Circle was brilliant.

We headed back to our lovely hotel in Vadso and enjoyed a great dinner. We had seen so many great birds in the sunshine, but the day was not over, not by a long way! More amazing news had reached us from our friends locally. An even rarer bird had been found not far away!

Nesserby Church 1

We again drove west, passing Nesserby Church one of our favourite birding locations.

Harlequin asleep

We jumped out and there on the shoreline just below us was a fabulous drake Harlequin Duck! Wow! What a beauty.

Harlequin awake

As the tide gently rose around the Harlequin he would wake up and move up to the waters edge and went back to sleep, only to repeat this a number of times.

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The rising water brought this amazing rarity closer and closer - all in perfect evening sunshine without a breath of wind - heaven!

Nesserby Harbour 1

And still our wonderful day was not done! We stopped off at Nesserby Harbour for one more treat on this day full of fantastic sights.

Stellers Eider 4

There on the millpond water of the harbour was a full adult drake Steller's Eider!! Wow! What a day! Three top draw birds one after another, superb.

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The views could not have better, calm sea, perfect light and the bird close.

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The reflections of the fishing boats on the glass-like water just adding to the whole picture, perfect end to a perfect day enjoying Arctic birding.

Nesserby Group 1

A very, very, very happy group of birdwatchers.

We are running this tour again in late May/early June 2015, small group, expert guides, and a lot of amazing birds! Come and join us - you will fall in love with the Arctic as we all have.

For more information or to boo your place simply email -

We look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you!


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