Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Osprey

Pandion haliaetus, Osprey, Fiskeørn. 60cm.

A rare visitor now no longer breeding in these mountains but sometimes migrating through.

They nest in treetops near lakes from where they hunt fish and, rarely, small mammals. They hunt by plunging feet first into the water to grab a fish.

Their breeding areas are towards the extensive forests on the east of the watershed in Norway. During the winter they return mainly to Africa.