Albinistic Great Grey Owl +6 kv ML 756 at Puolanka.

Due filmdevelopment owl looks here paler than in reality.




Albinistic Great Grey Owl +6 kv ML 756 at Puolanka.


Pictures taken at cloudy summernight between 01-02 using shutterspeed 0,5-2 sec. Due that and filmdevelopment in picture 1. owls back looks paler than in reality. Markku Hukkanen found luckily this albinistic Great grey owl female nesting in Puolanka, Finland summer 2000. Bird was captured by writer and appeared to be the same as in Liminka fields spring 1998. Owl had one normally looking youngster which she guarded carefully.


Meetings

  • 27.03.1994 Vesanto Sonkari, white great gray owl (Pirkko Siikamäki)
  • 16.04.1994 lat appearance on this same place (Pentti Alaja)
  • xx.11.1994 Vesanto Sonkari, 2 km from place it was in spring (?)
  • xx.03.1995 Kajaani, 165 km from Vesanto, "from pictures - the same individual" (Pekka Helo)
  • 11.03.1998 Tyrnävä Murto, 126 km from Kajaani, bird found (Jari Peltomäki), ringed at same evening, female +4 kv (Pekka Suopajärvi)
  • 14.03.1998 Tyrnävä Rajakorpi, 3 km from Murto, bird found again (J. Pursiainen)
  • 01.07.2000 Puolanka Puokio, 76 km from Tyrnävä, found as nesting (Markku Hukkanen), controlled in the same evening (Matti Suopajärvi)
  • n. 15.02.2003 Ii Illinsaari, 100 km from Puolanka, (?)
  • 13.03.2003 bird with a ring, obviously the same bird (Jari Wilenius, Teppo Komulainen, Jari Peltomäki)
  • 28.03.2003 Ii Kantola, moved 6 km (Saara Häkkilä)
  • 31.03.2003 last appearance (Kimmo Häkkilä)
  • xx.07.2003 Kiiminki Tirinkylä, 6 th wingfeather found from ground, 30 km from Ii (Risto Tornberg).
The map shows locations where a whitish great grey owl has been seen 1994-2000. The bird was not ringed until in Liminka 1998. Therefore it is unclear if observations of white owl in Vesanto and Kajaani are from the same bird. In 2000 the bird with the ring ML-756 was captured from the nest in Puolanka.