Sunday 15 May 2011

Seabirds on Hornoy Island, Vardo, Norway

Hornoy Island is ten minutes by boat from Vardo. The visit here has left a lasting impression - it is the home of 150 thousand seabirds, with up to 10,000 pairs of Puffin, 3500 pairs of Guillemot, 500 Razorbill and 3-400 pairs of Brunnich's Guillemot. The noise and smell can only be imagined! We also saw a single drake King Eider here as well as Sea Eagle. The latter is particularly fond of Kittiwakes and they have developed a unique way of catching them, as described below in an earlier post.

Brunnich's Guillemot

Sea Eagles, the commonest raptor in Varanger

Shag close up


Common Guillemot and Bridled Guillemt


  1. I like puffins! They are cute!

  2. Looks like an outstanding trip Steve, the Sea Eagles are awesome, I don't think I could handle the Pelagic.

  3. superb set Steve from a place I would love to visit some day.

  4. Another great selection of images Steve.