Heading To Finland And Norway For Another Birding Adventure

Great grey Owl 3

Great Grey Owl a simply superb bird found in the forests of Finland.

Firstly apologies for the lack of bird blogs recently we have been crazy busy watching birds! We have just finished a wonderful five day Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trip where we enjoyed over 130 species of birds at a relaxed pace allowing plenty of time to really enjoy the birds and beautiful places where we found them. We watched birds from high mountains, through woodlands, heaths, moors, marshes, lagoons and towering sea-cliffs, North Wales has amazing variety of habitats and birds. A few of the highlights included the best ever views of displaying Black Grouse, perched Goshawk, nesting Dippers, Wood Warblers, Pied Flycatchers, Common Redstarts, Ring Ouzels, Puffins, Black Guillemots, Cattle Egret, Great Egrets, Spoonbills, Avocets and so, so much more! We stayed a lovely country hotel where the birdwatching began on the doorstep! The food was wonderful and we had a lot of laughs! Come and join us soon.

Ring Ouzel male May 2015

North Wales has so many great birds in beautiful scenery - Ring Ouzel.

Today we set off on our next adventure, our annual Birdwatching Trip to Finland and Arctic Norway, always a fantastic tour with so much to see! We will travel north through Finland, passing many lakes surrounded by beautiful forests and reach the tundra in Norway, teaming with birds as Spring arrives in the Arctic. We will do our best to post blogs as we go but its a very bird and wildlife packed trip so time for admin will be hard to find! Of course we will be in the the land of the midnight sun so very difficult to stop birdwatching! Please check out our Facebook pages, Ruth Miller and Alan Davies, and out Twitter feeds, @biggesttwitch and @alandaviesbirds, for quick updates as we are on the road. We can usually update these quickly from the field, hope you enjoy our photos and adventures any way you can! We also have an Instagram account birdwatchingtrips.

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A male red-spotted Bluethroat shows off for our group in Finland.

Varanger in sunshine

Looking forward to enjoying amazing birds in beautiful places, come and join us!

Hazelhen Back camera SJE

Hazelhen or Hazel Grouse another bird we hope to see again in Finland.

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