This is my favourite time of year here in Lapland. Everyday there are new species of birds arriving and you just never know what you will find. Yesterday I was out for the hole day visiting different areas.
I started at a wetland area just outside Nattavaara. Before I had got out of the car I could here 2 Rustic Buntings (Emberiza rustica) singing. One came very close to investigate, but was moving all the time and I could not get a good photograph of it.
I also found a Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
displaying or “lekking” on an island in the middle of small lake
There was one male Smew (Mergellus albellus) and many Goldeneye
Another nice surprise was a pair of Common Scoter just in front of the bird tower.
I have not seen Common Scoter in Lapland before.
I cooked my evening meal at the side of Lina river just outside Dokkas
I cooked fried sausage, noodles and coffee
I made this simple fork to eat the noodles with, but splitting a piece of Alder at one end and inserting a small wedge to keep the two prongs open.