Pygmy Owl

I kept to Maridalen again (and why not?). Much was the same as yesterday with the Scaup and Tufteds still on the lake but in a different bay (water levels have risen quite a lot after recent rain so feeding conditions may be changing). The recent rain combined with a return to freezing temperatures left […]

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More Scaup

As usual with weather forecasts the actual weather today wasn’t quite as expected. The snow has yet to come although temperatures are below zero and ice has formed on puddles. In Maridalen there was a change in the sea duck population. Scaup were down to 5 which were actively feeding in the same area as […]

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Hedmark, Norway

I’ll be off to Hedmark again before I am finished with the posts from my trip last week. Here are the final pictures and now it is only videos to go. This post features amongst others Siberian Jay, Three-toed Woodpecker, Parrot Crossbill, Slavonian Grebe, Waxwing, Cuckoo and Willow Tit (which was seen in an as […]

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Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor

The Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). Breeding takes place in northern Europe and Asia, and in North America, Canada and Alaska. Most populations migrate south in winter to temperate regions. The Great Grey Shrike is carnivorous, and mostly eats rodents. Factsheet: Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor (LC)  

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