Svalbard snow buntings in Adventdalen


Snow bunting male on pole, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

5 June 2013. Still after seeing the long-tailed ducks, in Adventdalen valley on Spitsbergen. This time, we don’t go to the bigger lake north of the main road, but to an area with small lakes, south of the main road. A male snow bunting sits on a pole.

Snow bunting male flying away from pole, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Then, it flies away.

Snow bunting male flying, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Two reindeer. One adult; one juvenile.

Snow bunting male sitting, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

A dunlin on a lakelet bank. Later, it flies to the dirt road; it sits down there, next to a male snow bunting. The same bunting which sat on the pole before?

Snow bunting male still sitting, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Snow bunting male still sitting on road, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Snow bunting male sitting on rock, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Then, another snow bunting male. This one has a ring around its leg.

Snow bunting male with ring, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Snow bunting male still with ring, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

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