Beitostølen and Valdresflya

Beitostølen and Valdresflya



Our stay in Beitostølen with visits to Valdresflya continues to produce some interesting birds. On Valdresflya I have seen the Long-tailed Skuas again but they have been too distant for pictures.

The two male Long-tailed Ducks seem to have their own areas on a lake and may well have a female on a nest nearby. A male and two female Scaup have become a rare sight in the breeding season in Norway.

Dotterels are numerous this year with birds on the ground and in display flights. The only raptors I have seen are single Kestrel and Peregrine.

Beitostølen and Valdresflya
Dotterel (boltit)

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Scaup (bergand)

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Around the cabin we have breeding Redstarts, Wheatear and White Wagtails with the adults getting anxious every time we walk in the area.

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White Wagtail (linerle) nest

 

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angry male Redstart (rødstjert)

Butterflies are scarce but I took pictures of what I believe are Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Common Blue.

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presumed Common Blue (tiriltungeblåvinge)

 

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presumed Pearl Bordered Fritillary (rødflekket perlemorvinge)

 

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Simon Rix

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is an English Birder who has lived in Oslo, Norway since 2001. Birding has been his passion since primary school and after an education as an economist and career within oil and gas and then drinks industry he turned his attention full time to birds as middle age approached. He is particularly interested in patch birding and migration and is an active guide, blogger and photographer. He is a member of the Norwegian Rarities Committee (NSKF).

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Simon Rix

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is an English Birder who has lived in Oslo, Norway since 2001. Birding has been his passion since primary school and after an education as an economist and career within oil and gas and then drinks industry he turned his attention full time to birds as middle age approached. He is particularly interested in patch birding and migration and is an active guide, blogger and photographer. He is a member of the Norwegian Rarities Committee (NSKF).

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