Just back from a very satisfying short trip to Sweden. Mostly we were photographing birds which are present in Scotland, however, for some species opportunities are better there. These include the two Diver species (Red-throated and Black-throated) and the two Grebe species (Great Crested and Slavonian). These and Osprey were targets.
One bird that we had seen before but hadn't photographed before was the Ural Owl. We photographed one by the road and another which was flushed during the ringing programme for this species. The Ural Owl is an impressive Owl with a huge range, all the way from Norway to Japan.