Norway - August 2014

In August 2014, my wife and I went on a 7-day cruise to the Norwegian fjords. On the North Sea, we found many Northern Fulmars and Northern Gannets flying around the ship which I photographed from our balcony. When we arrived in Bergen, Norway, I was picked up by local resident and Dutch birder Bert de Bruin who took me out to the nature reserve on Herdla, a scenic island just a 45-minute drive North-West from Bergen. Besides the regular waders, we found two beautiful juvenile Little Stints and many European Golden Plovers. Near the bird look out, we saw a glimpse of a American Mink, of which I somehow managed to get a decent photograph.