One "planned" part of my trip to the northern most parts of Norway, was to experience the Red Knots (Calidris canutus, Polarsnipe) in the thousands. This occurs every spring at almost the same locations each year. I was lucky to be in the middle of 15.000 of these beautiful birds.
The pictures does not give a good impression of the experience, but I include them still. =)
The picture above shows only a small portion of the total individuals present at this time.
Just past midnight, I was lucky to observe the Red-necked Phalarope courtships and fighting in the midnight sun. In the small pond the lighting was quite challenging, but it was a great experience nevertheless.
Svømmesnipe, The Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)