The Roseate Spoonbill belong to the same family as the Ibis, and can be found both in South and North America, mostly in shallow fresh or coastal waters. It’s closest relative is the Yellow Spoonbill. it is a rather large bird with 120–133 cm wingspan and a body mass of 1.2–1.8 kg.
Winter is coming. At Revtangen bird observatory south of Stavanger that means time for action, but fortunately of a peaceful nature. Autumn is high season for bird ringing when it comes to migratory species like waders. The first building at the observatory was built in 1937, and it was officially opened in November the same [...]
Until I visited South Africa a couple of years ago I’ve never seen a penguin in the wild. And I certainly didn’t expect to meet some on the African continent. But there they were, happily bouncing around on a beach not far from Cape Town. Boulders Beach is a sheltered bay located on the Cape [...]
Autumn is getting closer and many birds get ready to migrate. Wading birds are a common sight these days, and I was lucky to catch a few of them on “film” a few days ago not far from Stavanger. Photographing water birds can be a wet experience, and I think my feet was as wet [...]
Even if it was announced by the local newspaper here in Stavanger it was a pleasant surprise to see this little feathered guy swimming in one of our local lakes yesterday. It is not a native bird this far north, so it is probably an escapee from a private collection. The Mandarin duck naturally belongs [...]