måndag 26 september 2011

Hawk Owl / Haukugle

After an exceptionally good year for Norwegian Lemmings (Lemmus lemmus), 2011 will be remembered by many as one of the truely spectacular "lemming-years". For predators, like for example various owls and other birds of prey, the increased abundance of rodents has been, and still is, nothing less than a feast!

During a day-trip in Troms this weekend, I could happily notice that some areas were still crowded with voles running around among the berries. Hawk Owls (Surnia ulula)  and  Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) were enjoying the dinner table in the beautiful autumn-landscape.

Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)


Hawk Owl


Hawk Owl taking off

Driving through the autumn landscape

Rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus)

Troms by autumn is beautiful


Hawk Owl

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