Midnight sun Spitsbergen birds


South western Spitsbergen seen from the air, 2 June 2013

Our plane flew along the south-west coast of Spitsbergen, the biggest island of the Svalbard archipelago.

South western Spitsbergen seen from plane, 2 June 2013

As I described, on Sunday 2 June we arrived on the airport of Longyearbyen, the capital of Arctic Svalbard.

It being Arctic summer, there was midnight sun.

Almost immediately, we heard a snow bunting sing.

Three pink-footed geese.

Two eider ducks.

In a valley in the village, barnacle geese. And a reindeer. And glaucous gulls.

32 thoughts on “Midnight sun Spitsbergen birds

  1. Pingback: Snow buntings in Spitsbergen | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: More midnight sun Spitsbergen birds | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Svalbard history | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Svalbard coal mining | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Spitsbergen songbirds | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Spitsbergen ptarmigan, and hunting | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Svalbard ptarmigans love story | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Spitsbergen Arctic fox, eider ducks, snow buntings | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Svalbard phalaropes, snow buntings, and king eiders | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Svalbard red-throated divers and long-tailed ducks | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Bittern, avocet chick, butterflies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Svalbard black guillemots and fulmars | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Svalbard pink-footed geese, red-throated divers and king eiders | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Svalbard king eiders and phalaropes | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Spitsbergen arctic tern research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Svalbard black guillemots, Arctic terns, and brent geese | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Svalbard long-tailed ducks | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: Svalbard snow buntings in Adventdalen | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: Svalbard phalaropes and snow buntings | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: Svalbard king eider ducks and reindeer | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Svalbard Arctic terns in love | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: Svalbard Arctic terns and gulls | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: Svalbard Arctic skuas and snow bunting | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: Svalbard snow buntings revisited | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: Svalbard gulls, plover and polar bear | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: Svalbard eider ducks, ice and fox | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. Pingback: Svalbard puffins and barnacle geese | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  28. Pingback: Svalbard, bye bye! | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: Weather station on Spitsbergen glacier, expedition success | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: Arctic fox on Svalbard | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.