25 March, 2008

Second owl trip

Eagle Owl, photo by Kimmo Mäkiselkä
Yesterday evening I did the second owl trip this winter. Weather was fine, bit cloudy and almost calm - and not too cold, temperature was something around -3 degrees Celcius. This trip was much shorter than the previous one, about 1,5 hours. Already at the second stop I heard the first owl; Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) was calling somewhere quite close. After this it took about an hour before next owl; Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) again, calling somewhere very far. Well, I had expected to hear some more owls, but this is the way it works; you'll never know how active the owls are. Sometimes you'll hear a lot of owls, sometimes you'll hear nothing. So, 2 owls is not a bad result, in my opinion.

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