Varangerfjord – Along the coast

I wanted to combine photographs of previous posts based on shooting place’s but in reality there is not more or less fruitful place in the Varanger Peninsula.
As soon as you step on  the beach you will see fly away shorebirds and eagles, if you step over the sphagnum to the side of the road you will see fly away  passerines and skuas.
I could mention the locality as Kiberg where we stayed and red-throated loon was nesting, or Ekkeroy, Nesseby, Vestre Jacobselv with the last strip of woodland full of arctic redpoll and bluetroath.
But believe me every corner of this area is full of wildlife.
During our wanderings we have found very usefull the Biotope Varanger BirdsGuide i had already bought and studied  in Italy months before the journey.
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Varangerfjiord – Komagdalen

On foot.
If you want to go on the Varanger National Park you must walk.
Very simple, and this is what we did.
An extraordinary experience with all kind of weather, in only 6-7 hours we had, snow, strong wind, and sun.
But also Skuas, Ruffs and fighting Long tailed duck inside an astonishing
wildlife landscape.


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Ventotene 23-24-25 April 2016

Ventotene a little isle of pontine’s archipelago is one of the most important hot spot for the migration of birds coming from Africa in spring.
Thousand of exhausted birds land every year on the isle that is became a nature reserve own for the protection of these animals.
Now many group of birdwacthers and photographers go around the tiny roads where only few years ago there were hunters with their rifle.
Here are some pictures of the three days where i did i don’t know how many time the round of the island in search of some rarities.
We were not so much lucky because there was a very very strong wind (30 knots!)
and the migration ceased in the days that we where there.

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Female European pied flycatcher. This was one of the most common passerine on the island.

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