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Sunday, 2 June 2013


Got back last weekend from a great week in in the Black River Valley area not too far from Stockholm with PB & MM. Highlights included plenty of Owls, Long-eared, Short-eared, Pygmy, Tengmalm's, Ural and Eagle, but unfortunately not Great Grey! Other good birds included fab views of Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Whooper Swan, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Bean Goose, Velvet Scoter, Icterine Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Rosefinch, Caspian Tern, White-tailed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Black Grouse, Hazel Hen & Parrot Crossbill. A little jaunt a further north also gave us Great Snipe (have you recovered yet Matt ?) and Siberian Jay. 


Slaphead said...

sounds like you had a good trip then.

Jeff said...

Heck of a trip Alex and some great shots,love the diver.

Richard G. Smith said...

This place is turning out to be a regular hotspot - need details!

Camking said...

Very impressive.

Meehan said...

The Swedish chef has just about recovered... just. Major trip, didn't know you had a nice shot of BTD - nice one!