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During year 2019 I will bicycle with electric motor assist and attempt to see SPONTANEOUSLY 200 bird species in Lahti region, Finland. Year ticks are here.

Löydät suomenkieliset blogitekstit englanninkielisen tekstin alapuolelta. Vuonna 2019 pyöräilen sähköpyörällä ja tavoitteenani on nähdä Päijät-Hämeessä spontaanisti 200 eri lintulajia. Vuodenpinnat löytyvät täältä.

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  • Geese

    There were some arctic bird migration during the week. On tuesday 7th of May there were some long-tailed ducks and Common Scoters on the lake Vesijärvi. I also found one Arctic Tern and the following day three of them. Arctic tern is not easy in the lakes so these were pretty good sightings. I also saw three White-Backed Woodpeckers (third and fourth sighting for the year) and found a Black…

  • Budding leaves

    This week was the period of budding leaves, but all of a sudden the spring turned back into winter. There was a cold breeze, night frosts and some wet snow came out of the sky. On 4th of May there was a Finnish ”Big sit” – Eight hours battle of birdbatching towers in Finland. We had a team in Lake Vesijärvi in Lahti. The weather was windy and cold and…

  • When the ice melts

    The ice cover of the lake Vesijärvi melted quickly during two days and I managed to witness the moment on 24 of April. Suddenly there was nearly 200 Goosanders, Wigeons, Great Crested Grebes and Black-headed Gulls of course. In the same morning I went to look for Black Redstarts in the industrial areas of Lahti city. I soon found a singing male. This was third time a visited the area…

  • The first longer bike trip

    The weather has been sunny and the snow is gone. The floods have been typical although there was plenty of snow in winter. It hasn’t rained for ages and the floods start to vanish. Last week I finally had time for birdwatching. On Monday morning 15th of April I went to look for the Rook once again in the Kujala area. I found one right away and continued straight to…

  • Return of winter

    It has been a quiet week because of the recurring of wintry weather. I mean, there is not so much new migratory birds around. There are lots of Chaffinches though and they really make a noise in the mornings. Geese have totally disappeared from my patch. I went to looking for the Rook once again in the rubbish dump area. I did not find any. What a rarity in this…