Thursday 20 October 2011


I spent 11-22 August of this year in Greenland, working in streams and rivers draining the Greenland Ice Sheet (above). Our base was Kangerluusuaq, a view of which is shown in the photo below. I managed to find time for some birding, mainly looking for gulls but also taking an interest in the Redpolls.

A view of Kangerluusuaq.

The edge of Greenland Ice sheet; impressive!

The town dump has lots of white-winged gulls: here a mixture of Glaucous and Iceland.

1cy Iceland Gull

1cy Peregrine

Lapland Buntings were very common

There is of course a lot of interest in Redpoll ID and taxonomy, so this selection of Greenland Redpolls, photographed in Greenland, may be useful.