Let's start with Atlantic puffins. Birds don't get more adorable than this:
These puffins were photographed on Hornoya Island, at 70 degrees 23 min North latitude off the north-easternmost point of Norway. The birds are unafraid of people; it is easy to look at them at eye level and from as close as 3 or 4 feet.
The Hornoya pictures were taken in mid-summer: we had 24-hour sunlight for about a week during the trip
Razorbill (Hornoya Island)
Black guillemot (Hornoya Island)
Common and Thick-Billed murres (Hornoya Island)
Common murres (including the bridled form) on Hornoya Island
Shag (Hornoya Island)
Northern gannet (Helgoland, Germany)
Great crested grebe (The Netherlands)
Common eider (male)
Common eider (female)
Great black-backed gull (Hornoya Island)
Black-legged kittiwake (Hornoya Island)
Northern lapwing or "Kiebitz"
Black grouse lek (It's a poor picture of a remarkable spectacle.)
Great gray owl
White-throated dipper (winter, at a mill pond near our house in Stockdorf)
Great tit (at our house in Munich)
Blue tit (at our house in Munich)
Birds from the USA and Canada: our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,
Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean: Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
Neotropic birds from South America: Ecuador, Brazil.
Western palearctic birds: Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel
Eastern palearctic birds: China
Birds from Africa: The Gambia, South Africa
Indo-Malayan birds from India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya) India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)
Birds from Australia, New Zealand.
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