2012/04/03

Lappuggla - Strix nebulosa - Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl

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Lappuggla - Strix nebulosa - Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl
NF Photo 120328, Köttsala,Fellingsbro sn

I had to go 120 km t osee this owl. I was lucky as I found it emediately when I arrived at the location. 4 cars was parked at the road, so no doubt about what was going on. I was able to enjoy this beauty for about 30 min before it took off. Tired of being watched I guess. Then  I found it again after a while. It was said it was actually three of them in the area. But I saw one.
They are not supposed to be this far south. But they probably lack food up north. Last year was a big lemming year and lots of birds had great success in bringing up young. Now they have to come south to survive. And we enjoy it. When I was there one of the others was from Norway. The rest had traveled much farther then me. So, this bird was very coveted (?) Am not sure of that word.

Om Lappuggla på wiki
About Great Grey Owl on wiki
på youtube, a swedish video, but not mine of course

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24 comments:

  1. Awesome shots of the Great Gray owl. It is beautiful!

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  2. Härliga bilder!
    Visst är det en vacker fågel underbar att skåda och följa när den jagar sork!

    Grattis till fina bilder!

    Steffe

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  3. Grattis till fin fina bider på denna underbart vackra fågel !

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  4. Mycket mycket vackra bilder på denna praktfulla fågel!

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  5. A wonderful bird to see.. your images are fantastic.

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  6. Stunning owl and photos of him!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Det var en resa väl värd!! Du fick riktigt bra bilder på ugglan, grattis!! Verkligen häftigt att få se dem i verkligheten!

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  8. What a beauty! You took some marvelous photos of this fantastic owl.

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  9. Fabulous sots of the Great Grey Owl! You must have been ecstatic! It is nice to see that the bird was comfortable enough to preen while you photographed it. Thanks too for the video. Awesome bird!

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  10. Herlige lappuglebilder!
    Ikke lett å komme over disse!

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  11. I'm glad your long trip to see it paid off.
    Magnificent bird and beautifully captured!

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  12. Great photos and a beautiful looking Owl.

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  13. What a beautiful owl! Your shots are fantastic!

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  14. Absolutely brilliant photos of that super cool owl!

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  15. We had similiar conditions here in North America and experienced a irruption of Snow owls. However a Great gray owl did find its way to Southern Ontario and like you folks traveled hundreds of miles to see it. Unfortunatly I didn't have my passport, or I would have been right there with them. Fantastic post and yes, "coveted" is well said!

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  16. Very good photos!!!
    Regards,

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  17. Åkte du hit och fotade den ? vi har 3 stycken här som folk har åkt långt för att få se och fota :)
    Det blev otroliga vackra bilder du har fått på den .. helt otroligt så bra du har fångat den i kameran .. det ät bara att säga stort grattis till dig och dina bilder här :)
    kram

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  18. Grattis till fantastiska bilder och ett enastående möte.
    Glad Påsk!
    /Ingemar

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  19. Verkligen fantastiskt fina foton! Härligt vacker fågel!

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  20. Lovely series of shots. The one in flight is particularly nice.
    Cheers.

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  21. Oh me, Oh my, what a wonderful set of photographs! My heart longs to view one of these one day, such beauty, amazing!
    Happy Easter season~

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  22. He's wonderful! How kind of him to hang around so long for you :)

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