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A swallow on a twig? Where's the challenge photographing that?

Another barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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Few birds from this morning's outing.

American white pelicans


Great blue heron (a rarity here)


Canvasbacks


Northern shoveler


Marbled godwit



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Western meadowlark in song (again

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Pelican and some rats of the sea.

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Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:


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@Dopol: your owl is a Tengmalm's Owl (aka Boreal Owl). I would imagine a quite scarce species in the Netherlands, if that's where you saw it.

I've seen them on guided birding holidays in Sweden and Finland, but they've always just had their faces poking out of nest holes - I've never seen the rest of their bodies before!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2022 at 19:22
Originally posted by punkskaphil punkskaphil wrote:

@Dopol: your owl is a Tengmalm's Owl (aka Boreal Owl). I would imagine a quite scarce species in the Netherlands, if that's where you saw it.

I've seen them on guided birding holidays in Sweden and Finland, but they've always just had their faces poking out of nest holes - I've never seen the rest of their bodies before!
I would say that Dopol's photo does not show the owl's body that well. My sightings of boreal owls have been when these have been sitting (or standing?) on a branch, so then you can see the whole bird reasonably well - assuming there isn't any branches blocking the view.

Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)

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(And yes, that is an old photo)

And one fun fact: since boreal owl's name in Finnish is helmipöllö, which translates pearl owl, the Finnish women's national football has adopted nickname Helmarit (from the nickname of boreal owl) sometime after men's national football team got nickname Huuhkajat (eagle owls), which started after incident in Finland-Belgium match on 6.6.2007, when a real eagle owl that had been sort of resident at Helsinki Olympic Stadium made surprise appearence in middle of the game and caused even brief stop of play.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2022 at 10:14
Thanks, Phil and Heikki
I didn't recall the name of the owl, that I heard when I took the photo.
Actually, I took several photos, but I liked the 'little owl shot'.
It really is a small bird
So, a better picture of the Tengmalm's Owl (aka Boreal Owl)



To make sure I took the proper owl, this was the other little Owl I photographed


The photos were taken in a bird sanctuary in the North of Spain, a long way from Finland.


Edited by Dopol - 21 June 2022 at 10:17
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Actually, now that we see the whole bird, it is evident that is not neither little owl nor boreal owl, but Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops). Looking at distribution maps I see that the only place in Spain where you might see boreal owls is Pyrenees.

ObBird: one more small owl species found in Europe is

Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

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It was shot in the Pyrenees.
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Ah, and now I actually notice that you had two different owls in those last couple pictures and I kinda missed the first picture, which is indeed boreal owl and only the latter is Eurasian scops owl.

ObBird: and for a change something else than an owl:

Icterine warbler (Hippolais icterina)

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Yesterday I went to a Vogelkijkhut, a birds watching cabin.

Haven't seen the promised big birds, but soms small stuff.

Boerenzwaluw/Barn Swallow

This little bird was nesting/breeding/feeding inside the cabin.

Knobbelzwaan/Mute Swan


Witte Kwikstaart/White Wagtail


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