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High Latitude Birder · 8M ago

Winter bird census in Kärjenniemi

Spotted Nutcracker, new species in my routeCloudy Saturday on 12th of November, mild and calm weather, temperature few degrees below 0° C, almost prefect weather for winter bird census. Sunn...
High Latitude Birder · 9M ago

Thousands of Waxwings and Thrushes

Bohemian WaxwingOn Sunday the 16th of October I did a few hours birding trip by bike to nearby hotspots. The landscape was full of Thrushes, Waxwings and Starlings. In southern downtown of V...
High Latitude Birder · 9M ago

Shrike! And a lifer! But what is the species?

On 12th of October 2016 I received an alert of Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) in Sastamala, some 70 kilometers away from my home. Wow! I started to arrange transportation - as I don'...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

Tripreport: Midsummer birding in Tallinn, Estonia, 6.-10.7.2016

Male Common Linnet in Toompea hill, Old Town of TallinAbstract: My trip to Tallinn, Estonia, was not this time actually a birding trip, but a family vacation. Still, as an addicted birder, I...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

Midsummer is offspring time - but can you identify them?

Pair of Great Crested Grebes with their three offspring todayLot's of nestlings and fledged offspring out there at the moment. Some are still tiny and bald, waiting for food in the nest, som...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

Happy Midsummer! Spring migration continues, autumn migration has started

European Goldfinch is getting more common every year.24th of June, Midsummer here in Nordic countries, towns area deserted, people are more or less drunk, many of them in summer cottages. Be...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

Birding in nightless night, enjoying endless light

Orange moon rising in the fields of LinnanenPhoto by Roni HaukkovaaraDays in high latitudes are now long and you can go birding whenever you want, there's always enough light. Listening nigh...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

From blind spot to a hotspot, I hope so...

One more to my year list, Red-backed ShrikeI've been birding in Valkeakoski region already for over 40 years. I thought that I know this neighborhood like my own pockets, but obviously there...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

Evening at Vallonjärvi, testing the Olympus LS-P2 recorder

Whooper Swan was eating Water Horsetails in front of the tower  After three days of summertime flu, I finally felt a bit better and decided to go for a short birding trip by bike. I cycled t...
High Latitude Birder · 1Y ago

SISIS 2016 bird race report by "The Snipes of Eldorado"

Jackdaws were everywhere...SISIS 2016 bird race was held on 11th of June, from 4 am to 4 pm. Sisis is a slang word of the Finnish birders that refers to birder who lives in inland. In this c...