Monday 9 April 2012

Back to the Arctic… Hawk Owl pics, song and video

As in the snowy forests of Finland, birding on the Norwegian side of the border didn’t feature a high diversity of species… but there was no shortage of quality. And that quality didn’t come much higher than Hawk Owl, one of our most wanted birds!


Jono spotted both of these birds from the car along the road north of Tana Bru – neither were concerned by our presence, and one even gave an unexpected burst of song. Now we know where the ‘ulula’ part of the Latin name comes from!

I also took some video footage, from which you can conclude that Hawk Owls don’t do much, apart from rotate their heads… but what a bird!

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