It wasn't until I arrived back home that the nice message turned up on my cell phone - Stilt sandpiper! Only a short drive away, and what a bird! A long wanted "lifer", and he was a real crowd pleaser. For once, a bird that was cooperative, and the ever increasing crowd of happy birders could enjoy the spectacular bird until few meters distance. The Stilt sandpiper (styltesnipe), is only previously recorded two times in Norway with the last one all the way back in 1993. It breeds in subarctic and Arctic North America, and if they don't get lost on their way south like this one - they should spend the winter in Central- and South America.
This morning, some friends and I went out for an early morning photo shoot of the very welcome celebrity.
A big thank you goes to the local birder Per Inge Værnesbranden for passing on the message of this extraordinary recording, and let the rest of Norway's bird community take part in the nice experience.
Now I'm off to London to take part in a big nature photo award ceremony I was invited to join. More on that later.
GRATULERER JÆVLIG MASSE ERIK!!! KANONKULT!ReplyDelete
EIRIK skulle det selvsagt stå :o)ReplyDelete