We start the week with a close view of a male Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) of the nominal subspecies, perched on the top of a bush and showing its breeding plumage.
Today we have added a new clip of the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) filmed in Varanger peninsula, showing an adult individual resting on a rock in the middle of the tundra. With a wingspan of 2.18 m the White-tailed Eagle is the largest of European eagles.
The Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) is a marine species with mainly coastal habits, although it migrates over land. It breeds territorially in the tundra or colonially at seabirds sites. The species has two morphs, which we had the occasion to film when we visited the Varanger peninsula tundra ecosystem. We wish you enjoy these really close views of the pale and dark morphs!
We finish the week with a close view of the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). Don’t miss this female resting and swimming with her chicks.
Today we upload two clips of the Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). One of them shows a close view of an adult at Hornoya island and in the other one we can see a pair of birds on a rock, filmed at Ekkeroy.
Today we add a male Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) filmed in Hornoya island during our visit to the reserve. Although the bird was quite shy and moved nervously among the vegetation, we could manage to take this close shot of him perched on a wire.
Continuing with phalacrocoracids, today we add the other species present in Europe, the Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), with a sequence of an adult preening its chicks at the nest. The bird is wearing a geo-locator on its right leg, a small logger which records light measures in order to know the bids position during its migratory movements and wintering area.
We come back and start the new year with several videos from Hornoya island, the easternmost Norwegian territory. Today we upload two videos of the European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), showing both adult and juvenile plumages.