Spring time (3)

Red-necked Phalarope

Another advantage of spring time is that it happens regularly that rarer birds show up on the archipelago. This spring I’ve already seen a Common Gull and a Greenshank (only the 5th record on Spitsbergen). A bit more common is this Red-necked Phalarope, who is an uncommon breeder. But also on I hadn’t seen before here. So I was really pleased as two of them walked along the shore of the little tundra pond I was sitting at. Really nice birds in summer plumage.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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