We left Varanger and the Arctic Ocean behind and headed back south. We made a few birding stops along the way and added Shorelark, prob. Arctic Redpoll, Ptarmigan and Goshawk to our trip lists. We also had great views of Ural Owl back near Oulu. A large flock of Crossbills proved frustrating as the birds never 'settled' to enable us to pick out any Parrots among them.
Hi,I've lived and worked in Warwickshire all my life, now retired my lifelong interest in wildlife is now my main hobby. Birding in particular both local, national and in the Western Palearctic region is a major interest. I am very happily married to Jan and have two great kids Rachel and Paul,and 2 beautiful grandchildren
Birding lists(All BOU),
Old Warks 255,
Western Palearctic 730.(Netfugal)