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Ural Owl

By Lillian  
A wild owl in the forest in Northern Sweden

The government have a program going to have people monitor
all certain breeds of owls and this is one...we were privileged on our first day
to be taken where two were nesting ( in different parts of forest ) and see how they were caught and then
ringed, measured, photographed... The man was so gentle and talked to the bird the
whole time of holding her (she had 3 eggs in her box) amazing devotion..all his spare time
V2 the man talking to her before being released again
They even have the authority to stop trees being felled in the season
but the majority of the country have taken to bird watching due to government encouragement

Thank you for stopping by, appreciated


Tags: General Sweden Wildlife and nature Ringing Ural Ow

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Two stunning images with a great narrative, Lillian. V1 is outstanding.

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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:13AM
I agree with Fred - V1 is amazing Lillian - and you can see the amazing bond between the two in V2. Smile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:19AM
Great narrative to accompany these incredible pictures. Fred's right about V1 Lillian. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:22AM
Two fine shots, Lillian.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:22AM
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:24AM
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:40AM

Quote:Two fine shots, Lillian.


I agree. Smile
24 Jan 2014 8:54AM
Two excellent images, Lillian.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
24 Jan 2014 8:57AM
Super shots!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
24 Jan 2014 8:57AM
Two fine images Lillian!!
moiral 8 12 Scotland
24 Jan 2014 8:58AM
A country that protects their wildlife then Lillian. 2 excellent shots here, but am wondering where is the young blond swedish male ???Tongue Moira
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 9:08AM
Two superb images Lillian, V1 has to be my favourite

24 Jan 2014 9:09AM
Excellent Lillian, V1 my favourite for the great detail captured,
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
24 Jan 2014 9:26AM
What a great looking owl, good to know the Government is trying to protect them. Two great captures Lillian. Our Landscape gardener at our complex mentioned to me that she was meeting with the Owl society today to discuss putting up owl nests in our huge gardens....I am hoping it's going to happen.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 9:30AM
What a beautiful bird.....
not so sure we need to catch them ring them etc.
They have their own life......our knowledge about them won't improve their lifestyle
Can you imagine someone picking you up and putting a metal ring on your leg
No matter how gentle.....
just a thought......Better get back to the cleaning!!!!
24 Jan 2014 9:40AM
Beautiful shots.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Jan 2014 9:44AM
A delightful owl, Lillian, and so glad to hear that they are being taken care of, V.1 is stunning. Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 9:59AM
Two lovely images of this beautiful owlSmile
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 10:09AM
Hi Lillian, thank you for the story behind the pictures, V1 is great and V2 shows for me what a great guy is doing to try and help wildlife, good on him. Bob
24 Jan 2014 10:20AM
Superb close-up and interesting V2. Thank you.
Terrific write-up Lillian, and such a beautiful owl...2 stunning images...I am so glad you told us what was going on in V2!!

Lynette Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 11:01AM
Great write up Lillian, 2 super imagesSmile

jdinne 15 16 England
24 Jan 2014 11:03AM
V1 a wonderful image Lillian and v2 nice to see well after I read your narrative and realised he wasn't try to strangle the owl GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Jan 2014 11:05AM
Lovely side on shot showing the beautiful shape of the head. And I love the care and tenderness of the man in V2.
a super and sweet image.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
24 Jan 2014 11:23AM
Superb capture V1 and good to hear of the care.

24 Jan 2014 11:34AM
V2 a portrait of mutual admiration. Lovely to see.

Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 11:49AM
Couple of lovely shots Lillian. Brilliant to see that Sweden has an active conservation ethic.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 11:51AM
It was so interesting Mike to see and the gentleness taken, but it is also taught to the children at school
and they get the opportunity to go out with leaders (free) on weekends
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Jan 2014 11:52AM
A fine head shot but I do like the empathic eye contact between the two in v2, Lillian.

24 Jan 2014 12:04PM
Lillian, Two lovely images, but the sharpness around the face on V1 is superb.
Brian J.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 12:13PM
Two lovely shots but V2 has the 'Aaaaaaaah' factor.
gwynn56 6 87 England
24 Jan 2014 12:20PM
nice images SmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2014 1:48PM
OH--- to have this fine owl for a friend--

V1 a super portrait!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
24 Jan 2014 2:27PM
No. 1 is a lovely portrait of this delightful bird ~ excellent detail captured in its face.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 2:28PM
So wonderful what's going on in Sweden.

Two beautiful captures, Lillian, and that is simply exquisite portraiture in V1. In V1 the owl looks like the sort of scarved lady you see in Matryoshka dolls Smile

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 2:31PM

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
24 Jan 2014 3:32PM
What a superb bird Lillian. How wonderful for you to see them flying freely.GrinGrinGrinGrin
9 10 10 England
24 Jan 2014 4:05PM
Very beautiful owl portrait Lillian and very interesting write up.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
24 Jan 2014 4:13PM
Super images Lillian, such a lovely portrait in V1. Nice work.

24 Jan 2014 4:15PM
What a beautiful Owl Lillian, fabulous portrait in V1 and looks a real cute customer in V2 Smile

John Smile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 4:22PM
Two lovely images, love V1Smile

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
24 Jan 2014 4:52PM
Two lovely shots.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:04PM
Beautiful feathery portraiture Lillian...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:31PM
Stunning close up Lillian.
How do you ever catch up with all your travels?
Kate GrinGrinGrin
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:32PM
Have to agree two fine images Lillian

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Jan 2014 5:42PM
Two good 'uns here, Lillian, but love the profile portrait in V1 Wink
Trev Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Jan 2014 7:20PM
A beautiful detailed setSmile
24 Jan 2014 7:23PM
Two wonderful images
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2014 7:38PM
Fine shots Lillian.
And thanks for your explanation.
I would have thought he was trying to strangle the poor bird in V2 !!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:13PM
What fantastic image's.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:29PM
V1 is beautiful, Lillian, and V1 shows us what you are talking about, a wonderful bond there.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Jan 2014 8:32PM
Tremendous detail in the portrait in v1 and I like the interaction between the naturalist and the bird in v2
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
24 Jan 2014 8:52PM
Lovely shot, and good to see there is a government somewhere taking wildlife and the environment seriously.
pks 14 2 England
24 Jan 2014 9:51PM
lovely owl

24 Jan 2014 10:20PM
Brilliant shots Lillian. Love the write up. Cathy
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 10:22PM
A beautiful bird, I do hope they thrive.Smile

ukgubbi 6 5 India
25 Jan 2014 3:12PM
Fantastic details and pov.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 6:38PM
A super close up shot

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