Arrival of spring?

The temperature increased by 25 degrees in just one week, but has spring already arrived, or will the winter make a comback? Time will tell. In the meantime, spring migrants have started to arrive. Eurasian Skylarks are in song around the bird observatory, and a few migrant Blackbirds and a Song Thrush passed through the trapping area today. The main attraction the last couple of days have been up to 3 Short-eared Owls hunting in the long grass around the bird observatory, and both Eurasian Kestrel and Merlin have also been around the bird observatory the last week. The trapping season will start now as soon as the wind settles a bit more.

Short-eared Owl, Revtangen BO February 21st. Photo: Atle Espen Helgesen.