Welcome to Din Tur`s birding and photography blog

This blog will give you access to up-to-date information from our destinations and photo hides. Read when and where your target bird was last seen at your destination, and follow the activity around our photo hides day-by-day.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pink-footed Geese in thousands

It looks like most of the Pink-footed Geese already have arrived the Trondheimsfjord. The fields, mud-flats and lakes are covered by feeding geese - getting ready for the long journey further north to Spitsbergen. Greylag, Bean Goose, White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose and Bar-headed Goose can be found in the flocks as well - making this a Mekka for any bird watcher.

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Watch a video from April the 19th here. Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pine Martens are back

After beeing visiting the feeding site mostly at night the last months, the Pine Martens once again are regular at day at our photo hide near Molde.

This excellent photo was taken by Terje Sylte April the 10th.

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Spring has arrived Trondheimsfjord

Capercaillie displaying on a road near Trondheimsfjord. Photo: Terje Kolaas/bird.DinTur.no

Spring is here, finally. Pink-footed Geese have arrived in thousands, the mud-flats along the fjord team with waders like Bar-tailed Godwit and Purple Sandpipers. Over 900 Long-tailed Ducks, 1000 Velvet Scoter and 3000 Common Eiders are feeding only 15 minutes away from the Trondheim Airport, and both King Eiders and White-billed Divers are still present in the fjord.

Siberian Jay Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

Up in the mountains it is still snow, but birds have started to prepare their breeding anyway. Rodent situation is good, so both Rough-legged Buzzard, Tengmalm`s and Northern Hawk Owl will breed this year. Capercaillie and Black Grouse have started their lekking, and our photo hides are ready to welcome visiting photographers. Siberian Jay still visits our feedingstation up in the mountain.

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