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A taster of Finland and Norway

Just back from a brilliant two-week birdwatching trip to Finland and Norway. We enjoyed some fantastic birds in beautiful locations, and all in unbelievably warm and sunny weather. Wearing shorts in the Arctic, who'd have thought it!

We've plenty of photos to share of the beautiful and varied birds that we encountered on our trip, but here's just a brief taster to keep you going for now!

Capercaillie Finland

Close encounter with a Capercaillie!

Common Gull Finland

Jetty makes the perfect nest site for a Common Gull

Ural Owl Finland

Ural Owl watching us watching it

Reindeer in  Finland

Looks like rain, dear!

Birding in short sleeves Norway

No rain here, we're birding in short sleeves in the Arctic!

Arctic Skua in Norway

Arctic Skua on dry land, well almost!

Varanger in sunshine

Northern Norway in the sunshine

Puffin Hornoya

Plenty of Puffins on Hornoya Bird Island, Varanger, Norway

Plenty more photos to follow....

Our thanks to Helen and Brian, Jacqui and Kevin, Julie and Geoff, Jayne, and Sue for making this such a fun trip, and to Pekka and Mika for getting us in the right places at the right time!

We'll be running this trip again in 2014 so if you'd like more information, please email us on We look forward to hearing from you.


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