Capercaillie ~ Latvia - Feb '19

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A long weekend for Capercaillie in Latvia seemed a great idea, a few messages to Gaidis Grandans who I had previously met at Getlini and a trip was arranged ..

A 2 hour drive from the airport to a forest in Smiltene and we were met by this awesome bird ..

We saw 3 separate Ural Owls over the weekend ..

Ural Owl

Tawny Owl

Pygmy Owl

Woodpeckers on the sunday showed well with ..
Black, Great, Lesser, White-backed and Three-toed.

White-backed Woodpecker

Three-toed Woodpecker


Willow Tit

Long-tailed Tit ~ Ssp caudatus

And about 30 minutes from the Caper on friday was this bird on Sunday just magnificent birds ..

Ural Owl

Thanks Gaidis I had a great weekend ..

1 comment:

Conehead54 said...

Amazing photos- looks like an amazing trip!