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Snow Bunting - Snøspurv - Plectrophenax nivalis 
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One of my favourite passerines this hardy species can be seen regularly on both spring and autumn migration in Øygarden and is also occasional in winter. Gullfjell is the nearest locality to Bergen where this species can be found during the breeding season - it is also a regular late autumn migrant here.

Snow Bunting

Above and below: Snow Butings resting offshore on the Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010
Pictures taken with a DSLR and a 400mm telephoto lens




Snow Bunting stowaways



Snow Bunting, Solberg, Øygarden

Above and below: Male Snow Bunting at Solberg, 31 May 2012 - an unusual date to see this species out at the coast
DSLR with 400mm telephoto lens

Snow Bunting, Solberg, Øygarden




Snow Bunting
Digiscoped image, Svellingen, Øygarden, 10 November 2005.

Male Snow Bunting, Øygarden, Norway

Above and below - male Snow Bunting, 01 February, Rong, Øygarden
Having forgotten my DSLR in the car I had "only" a Nikon Coolpix superzoom camera with me - the results show how good such cameras are these days.
Top picture very slightly cropped, bottom picture not cropped at all

Male Snow Bunting, Øygarden, Norway


Juvenile Snow Bunting, Valdresflye, Norway, July 2017
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Above and below: Juvenile Snow Bunting, Valdresflye, Oppland, Norway, July 2017

Juvenile Snow Bunting, Valdresflye, Norway, July 2017



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