31 May 2011

30 May: Fridtjof takes a surprising route over the mountains

Fridtjof comes with a big surprise. All birds we have tracked so far have taken a route along the coast around Norway, just as Ebbe did - and the vast majority of observations from Norway is likewise from the coast. Fridtjof however migrated via Oslofjorden, climped over the mountains, flew down via Sognefjorden to the coast, and then followed the 'normal route'. Departed 26 May in the morning and arrived at Svalbard 30 May 9:00. The journey included several short stops and two longer stops, one i Oslofjorden and one in Barentshavet 118 km W of Bjørnøya.