Waxwing and Eagle owl and possible Lynx.

Waxwing are widespread and prolific at the moment. Within a few minutes I took the photos below.

The next challenge will be to photograph the Eagle owl that is now onsite. Four days ago it flew over my garage. I viewed it from above via my bedroom window. That took my breath away! Today during a walk in our forest it flew behind me on a pathway. Two sightings in a week. Fingers crossed for a photo!

Hazel Hen, Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Spotted Nutcracker, Raven, Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Snow Bunting and Waxwing are all very common at the moment.

Moose and Hares are also plentiful. We have been getting within 50m of female moose and young on foot and have had roadside car views of very nervous young male moose.

At 5:30pm last week on my drive home I had a possible lynx encounter in my headlights. The cat ran around on the road in a figure of eight in front of my car. I suspect it was occupied with chasing a rodent. The cat had a clear bobbed tail and was in a location far from any homes/people. Size wise it looked about 2/3rds of adult lynx size. I have never seen anything like it before. Being dark in colour, much bigger than a house cat, with no tail and far removed from habitation I suspect it was a juvenile lynx but cannot be certain.

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