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If you go down to the woods today

Our Finland and Norway tour began in southern Finland where we met our expert local guide, Pekka, at Helsinki Airport, and we were soon out enjoying great birds. Our first stops gave us singing Blyth's Reed Warblers and breeding-plumaged Slavonian Grebes. We settled in at our first of many lovely hotels deep in the forest.

Finland hotel 1

Lots of wildlife around the hotel

Red Squirrel Finland 2013

including this very cute Red Squirrrel

Eagle Owl 2 Finland 2013

At dusk we were treated to an awesome Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl watchers Finland 2013

We soaked up the views of this massive owl

Pekka sketching

Pekka made some wonderful sketches of the bird

Eagle Owl 3 Finland 2013

It got even better, the Eagle Owl began giving its deep call, wow!

Red backed Shrike Finland 2013

We spent a whole day exploring the amazing forests of southern Finland, Red-backed Shrike

Tengmalms Owl Finland 2013

This lovely Tengmalm's Owl stared down at us

Ural Owl Finland

And his big cousin Ural Owl posed above us!

Lots more pictures to come. We are running this wonderful tour again in 2014 so come and join us.

For details and to book your place on this popular tour.


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