Arctic loon

Dw00065 Arctic loon / Black throated loon (Gavia arctica, Sortstrubet lom ) Declining species of loon. Global distribution with subspecies

Finding stones

Not many tourists find their way up here, so we had the place to ourselves. Me watching the baltic sea and painting while my daughter walked around looking for stones and crystals among the granite rocks

Two Grey plover watercolors

Dw00169 + Dw00170 Grey plover ( Pluvialis squatarola - Strandhjejle ) The wader bird nests far North Arctic regions, all around the globe from Siberia, to Canada. The Grey plover, or Black bellied plover, as it is called in America, migrates all the way down south - Even to South Africa, Argentina and Australia.

European Golden Plover

dw00173 - European Golden plover ( Hjejle, Pluvialis Apricaria ) is the fastest game bird in Ireland - Or is it? - The question kicked off the beginning of the book Guinness World records in 1951

Tundra Swan

Dw00084 Tundra swan ( Tundra Schwan - Pibevane - Cygnus columbianus) is a smaller swan, living high up North, both in America, Europe and Asia

Whooper Swan watercolor

Dw00085 ( Cygnus cygnus - Singschwan - sangsvane ) Large type of swan breeding far up north and with a call that can be heard more than a km. away. The Whooper swan talks a lot, and some people think they have so many different sounds it might make up a simple language

Mute swan Watercolor

Dw00086 Mute swan ( Höckerschwan - Knopsvane ) One of the heaviest birds to fly the mute swans are both much celebrated in Europe - and considered an aggressive spreading, invasive species in America

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