And again, I made it to the arctic wilderness of Swedish Lapland to spend another field work and photography season in Vindelfjällen. After a seven year break, it was great to go again together with Lukas.
A great start was to finally spend some time with a Pied Flycatcher, a beautiful black and white bird, well fitting in Lapland´s birch forests. Siberian Jay, Redwing and Redpoll were around as well.
Up in the tundra I spend some high-key time with waterfowl on the bigger lakes.
We always tried to stay out all night for the nice arctic light as long as weather conditions allowed us to do so.
This year we had the honour to conduct another survey in the Marsevaggie Special Protected Area (SPA). The abundance of Bluethroats and Longspurs was just crazy.
It was great to see some third year Long-tailed Skuas amongst the non-breeding adults that have been fledged in 2019. I am really looking forward to the next lemming peak year with breeding Long-tailed Skuas.
The last night before we had to leave provided perfect conditions for a magic midnightsun night up in the Dotterel mountains.
On the way back we visited the Bluetail forest again and had a Great-grey Owl encounter.