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)
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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