Svalbard pink-footed geese, red-throated divers and king eiders


Pink-footed goose in the snow, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

4 June 2013. After we climbed down from the little auk colony rocks in Svalbard, two pink-footed geese on a tundra meadow.

Pink-footed geese, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

Once more, we take a look at little auks. A bit further, in the snow.

Little auk colony in the snow, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

Then, a pink-footed goose couple again.

Pink-footed geese couple, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

With a purple sandpiper.

Pink-footed goose and purple sandpiper, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

Changes in pink-footed geese migration: here.

Will we see an ivory gull at last?

To find out, we go east.

Red-throated diver couple, lake in Adventdalen, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

In Adventdalen, we don’t see ivory gulls; but we do see a red-throated diver couple in the lake, like yesterday.

King eider male flying, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 4 June 2013

And we do see a flying male king eider.

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