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Hawk Owl, a superb bird!

Hawk Owls are on the move in Europe with birds turning up in Estonia, in large numbers, and as vagrants in the Netherlands and Germany.

Hawk Owl Germany 1
These stunning birds can move huge distances, maybe the UK next?

Hawk Owl Germany 2
Can you imagine finding one of these beauties on your patch?

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We have been lucky enough to enjoy these cool birds in Finland.

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Like many Arctic breeding birds they can often be very confiding.

Hawk Owl Germany 5

All photos are copyright of (Press photographer) Andreas Kretschel, Hohenstein-Erstthal/Germany. The pictures were taken in December 2013 in Stollberg/Erzgebirge (near Chemnitz) in Saxony, Germany. Our thanks go to Andreas Kretschel for allowing us to use his wonderful photos, and to Hartmut Meyer for kindly arranging this.

Copyright (Pressefotograf) Andreas Kretschel, Hohenstein-Erstthal/Germany. Die Bilder entstanden im Dezember 2013 in Stollberg/Erzgebirge (nahe Chemnitz) in Saxony

We are looking forward to seeing Hawk Owls on our tour to Finland/Norway last week of May first week of June this year. There's still time to join us on this fantastic tour, just drop us a line for details.

In October we travel to Estonia to experience amazing mass bird migration and again perhaps a Hawk Owl or two? Our five-day trip runs from 1st to 5th October 2014, and if you'd like details of this tour, please contact us on

We're off to Norfolk in the morning for a five-day birding tour; wouldn't it be wonderful to find one of these charismatic owls on the North Norfolk coast?!


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