As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Exhausted owl takes a break on a canoe deck

This little guy had one hoot of a day after being rescued from a freezing cold lake in Finland before deciding to take a break on the edge of a canoe deck.

The exhausted and soaking northern hawk owl was found stranded in Lake Tuusula, north of Helsinki by local adventurer Pentti Taskinen.

The owl was taken safely back ashore and dried off before it was able to fly to the forest.

Unlike many other owls, the northern hawk owls are active during the day, but also feed on small rodents, mammals as well as other birds.

They are often found in north America, Serbia and northern Scandinavia.

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