Category Archives: Owls and Nightjars

New Owl Species and other breaking news

Rinjani Scops Owl (Otus jolandae) and other species new to science by José Luis Copete In the short period between 2012 and 2013, several new  species of owl have been described. A group of these, are splits of the Philippine Hawk … Continue reading

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Dark-breasted Barn Owl I.D.

and the East Sussex bird Stunning ‘darkish’ Barn Owl. Southease, East Sussex, Feb.2013. All photos, same bird by Michael Southcott. The reported Dark-breasted Barn Owl  at Southease, East Sussex this month drew Michael Southcott to visit and take some beautiful photos. Sharp-looking bird! He got … Continue reading

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One Day, 111 Species.

NW Norfolk  Saturday (26th Jan) we had and excellent day in Norfolk. Tormod and I were joined by Chris Hind and Tristan Reid from Cumbria, Nick Moran from Thetford and Yoav Perlman…from Israel. Our plan in icy, remnant snowy weather … Continue reading

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On your belly!

by Yoav Well how does that work as a pick-up line?  That was more or less the first sentence I said to MG when we first met in Israel in March. He joined a night tour I led to the … Continue reading

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Britain’s next?!

Pygmy Owl: heading in the direction of the UK. by Nils Less than 10 years ago, Pygmy Owl was a dream-on-babe-bird in the Netherlands. Although the species was known to breed increasingly closer and numerous to the border in Germany, … Continue reading

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Bird of Dreams

Hawk Owl The odd character by Vincent van der Spek at the Gullfest, in Arctic Norway, April 2012 Pine Grosbeaks within touching distance after a hilarious dog sledge ride, flocks of King Eiders in all plumages and ages, Steller’s Eiders … Continue reading

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Tengmalm’s Owl

What a moment! Some things you can’t expect. I knew there had been a Tengmalm’s Owl competing for territory with a Hawk Owl (pretty cool in itself!). It seemed that the Hawk Owl had won out, as we heard (the female?) calling … Continue reading

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