Here is the first of my re-edited old trip reports. Think of it as something similar to when your favourite boy band re-release an album 10 years down the line which is essentially the same as the last one issued, but slightly different in some tiny way and it costs you loads more to get the 'new' version. This is just like that, but probably not as good. However at least this is free.
This was a weekend trip to Sweden for Northern Hawk-Owl in early 2006. Hawk-Owl was one of my most-wanted species the days before I knew about Pittas...! I wasn't disappointed.