Tuesday 8 May 2012

Loon Galore!

The second group of bidwatchers seem to have good connections with the weather gods. Basking in the sun by the machine house, they report high numbers of both Red-billed and Red-throated loons passing Slettnes the last two days. Yesterday, the lucky fellows also spotted a Snowy Owl, resting just behind the lighthouse buildings.
Adult male, painted by J. Smit 1894. Image from wikipedia.