GRUS GRUS / COMMON CRANE / TRANE

The common crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. A medium-sized species, it is the only crane commonly found in Europe. The common crane is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane. It is 100–130 cm long with a 180–240 cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 3 to 6.1 kg.

All pictures were taken at Evenes, 13.05.2018

Distribution of common crane Yellow : breeding area Blue : wintering area green line : route  Picture from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_crane

Distribution of common crane
Yellow : breeding area
Blue : wintering area
green line : route

Picture from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_crane

WILD BIRD SAFARI #1

WHOOPER SWAN

The whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), pronounced hooper swan, or in Norwegian called SANGSVANE is a large Northern Hemisphere swan. 

Pictures were taken in Kvæfjord, 29.04.2018

NORTHERN LAPWING

The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) or Vipe in Norwegian. 

The northern lapwing is a 28–33 cm. It has rounded wings and a crest. It is also the shortest-legged of the lapwings. It is mainly black and white, but the back is tinted green.

Pictures were taken in Harstad, 29.04.2018

WHITE-THROTED DIPPER/FOSSEKALL

FOSSEKALL or in english  "The white-throated dipper " (Cinclus cinclus), also known as the European dipper or just dipper, is Norway's national bird.

 The white-throated dipper is about 18 cm long, rotund and short tailed. They closely associated with swiftly running rivers and streams or the lakes into which these fall.

All pictures were taken in Harstad, 29.04.2018

BOHEMIAN WAXWING (Bombycilla garrulus)

The Bohemian waxwing is red-gray with black throat, a black ribbon through each eye and with yellow star tip. The feather, which is soft and nice, forms a very long tufs on the head. The Bohemian waxwing has a short beak which is slightly depressed by the nose root. The wings are long and spotted. Body length 19 cm, wing buckle 32-36 cm. Weight 60 grams.

It has a very special song that is often heard from flying flocks. The song is described as among the sounds of silver bells.

All pictures are taken today, 19.11.2017 on my backyard when the Bohemian waxwing was eating Ribes alpinum, known as mountain currant or alpine currant.