Northern Hawk-Owl

Sperweruil | Northern Hawk-Owl

Sperweruil | Northern Hawk-Owl

 

Last sunday night, a Northern Hawk-Owl (Sperweruil) was spotted in the eastern part of The Netherlands. Only the fifth recording in a hundred years ! This bird normally lives up north, in northern Scandinavia, Siberia and Alaska. After having no opportunities for checking out the bird earlier this week, today I could, by changing some appointments in my schedule. I was not the only one, probably another 60-70 birdwatchers were at the location, after already hundreds in the last three days. This bird even made it to the major news shows and broadcast channels. Light today was not great, nor was the tree the bird had picked. Still, a thrill to see this rarity and make some souvenir shots as well 🙂 .

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One Comment

  1. Remco November 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Toch wel al fraaie platen van deze prachtige soort.

    Vooral je kopfoto en de 3de van je 4 kleinere zijn het mooiste in mijn ogen. Ik ben benieuwd of we morgen betere foto’s kunnen maken als deze……zal knap moeilijk worden ben ik bang.

    Gr,
    Remco

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