Northern hawk-owl and snowy owl still there in 2014


This video is about the northern hawk-owl in Zwolle catching a bank vole (Myodes glareolus) and eating it.

This morning, the northern hawk-owl is still in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

So, it survived the New Year fireworks.

From the blog of Fabian Meijer yesterday:

This last day of 2013, the 31st of December was spent in Zwolle, where the Hawk Owl – that has been present since mid-November – was still showing exceptionally well!

I went together with my dad. It was the 3rd visit for me, but the first visit together with my dad. We spent a few hours with the bird, photographing it from every possible angle. It perched in a tree, a soccer goal, another tree, some poles, electricity buildings and so on – very confiding! …

The bird didn’t seem to mind all the fireworks in the city, there were even some people firing [calcium] carbid[e] in the fields next to the bird!

Below the photo series: enjoy! And best wishes & a Happy New Year!

Dutch Birding, in their review of 2013, with photos, calls 2013 “the year of the owls”.

The snowy owl is still in the dunes of Vlieland island, a bit more to the north than yesterday.

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