A New Western Palearctic Experience
This was just over a year ago. one of my favourite ‘experiments’ last year. Thought I would rewind and show it again. It showcased Varanger and some of it’s wonder. As I write a Pallid Harrier and Golden Oriole have been recorded there this last week (May 2012). Tormod A. and I reckon it is packed with vagrancy potential too. A story yet to be fully told…
After the Gyr Falcon we collected our gear and headed, via some ‘white-out conditions’ in land, for Batsfjord harbour. A pioneering adventure had been dreamed up by our host Tormod Amundsen. A birding frontier! The plan was to take 70 km boat ride and chum the icy Barents Sea beyond land between Batsfjord and Syltefjord. The boat trip had been already put off the previous day due to windy conditions and rough seas. The wind had dropped- but not that much. All agreed however we were game for it!
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