While I was at my cabin hoping to see a bear, one was seen on the the road near my house in Nattavaara!. It was also seen in some ones garden the previous week.
I have been out and about over the weekend looking for birds and animals. I have found a really large lake just outside Nattavaara
with a nice area of marsh around the outside
There was a White-tailed Sea Eagle sitting at the edge of the lake when I arrived, but it flew off before I could get a picture. There were also Arctic Terns, Bean Geese, 4 Willow Grouse, a Reindeer with a small calve and this Moose
At this little cabin near to the lake
there was a Kestrel nesting and I found this Tengmalm’s Owl
He wasn’t easy to see, but I found that if I did not look directly at him he would let me get closer
until after about 10 minutes I was one metre from him
I was also out with a local birdwatching group on Saturday near Porjus.
We saw Little Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Osprey, Dunlin, Temminck’s Stint, Common Scoter
3 Oystercatchers (which is a very rare bird up here in Lapland), Common, Green and Wood Sandpiper, Bluethroat, Common Crane,
and a close Whimbrel
Of course we also made fire, grilled sausage and cooked coffee.