Svalbard king eider ducks and reindeer


Male king eiders and common eider couple, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

5 June 2013, in the Adventdalen valley on Spitsbergen. After seeing the phalaropes and snow buntings, we went back up the dirt road, to the lake on the other side of the main road. Common eider and king eider ducks were present.

King eider and common eider couples, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

King eider couple, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

King eider male, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Reindeer, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Two reindeer were there as well.

Reindeer on tundra, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

We went further east into the valley, to a marshy tundra area not far away from dog cages.

There, we saw a really spectacular rare bird. It will be in the next Svalbard blog post.

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