It was equipped with a satellite transmitter and released in the area where it was found on April 20. It is going to be interesting to see what a young non-breeding male do this spring and summer. The area where it was found (and released) has one of the best Eagle Owl populations in western Norway. Hordaland county has 50 to 100 breeding couples.
The Eagle Owl is a threatened species in Norway, and is put in the category EN (endangered) on the national red-list. The Norwegian population estimate is 800-1300 individuals. The main threats for this spectacular species is collisions with power-lines and windmills.