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Triplet of northern birdings reports: Finland, Sweden and Scotland (1 Viewer)

stephenB

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Triplet of northern birding reports: Finland, Sweden and Scotland

I had a busy May and June earlier this year, with short birding trips to three different places. There are now illustrated trip reports on my website for the following:

1. Oulu area of Finland, May 2010 for northern owls (on a Finnature excursion). Highlights included Hawk Owl, Great Grey Owl, Pygmy Owl and Tengmalm's Owl. There was a good supporting cast as well with Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Red-footed Falcon, White-tailed Eagle and Common Rosefinch.

2. Lake Annsjon area of central Sweden, June 2010, which produced a chance sighting of Gyr Falcon, plus Siberian Jays and other northern species including some confiding divers.

3. Speyside and Aberdeenshire coast, Scotland, June 2010 for King Eider, breeding seabirds and a few of the Speyside specialities.

All these reports feature a good selection of DLSR pics, and will I hope be useful for any others contemplating visits to these areas

Stephen
 

graeme782

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I've visited Finland and 'done' the owl's and enjoyed reading your report. Some great photos too. Your pic of Little Stint does look suspiciously like a Temminck's though ;).
 

stephenB

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I've visited Finland and 'done' the owl's and enjoyed reading your report. Some great photos too. Your pic of Little Stint does look suspiciously like a Temminck's though ;).

I stand corrected! For some reason I just assumed they were Little's and never looked at things like the leg colour closely enough. I've changed the page and thanks for pointing out the error!

Stephen
 

wolfbirder

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Always enjoy reading your reports Steve, great detail and great photos too. Your Gyr is very impressive ! Your efforts merited that stroke of luck.

Quality shots of the divers and phalaropes!
 

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