Sunday, 30 October 2011

Great Grey Owls popping up

No birding for me this weekend but things are being to hot up a bit in southern Norway. After a record breeding season in mid Norway it was no surprise when wandering Great Grey Owls started turning up in expected places. So far records have been from non birders who have realised they have seen something special and takan a picture but yesterday a birder found the first bird for Akershus. Less than half an hour from Oslo, the bird was found at dusk yesterday but despite much searching was not seen today. Undoubtedly there will be more records in the coming weeks but the real question is how many are lurking out there never to be seen?
Also Two-barred Crossbills are now being reported only 50km from Oslo so there is hope that some birds will turn up closer to home.

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