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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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  • Daisies and flies

    Here is a video of my favourite theme – Macro shots of flowers and flies. July is half way and I have found only one new bird to the year list – Two-barred Crossbill. I have made only few trips with bicycle including one night cycling but that was just a waste of time. The days and nights are quiet so you have to wake up at 4 Am to…

  • July

    So it’s already July and I have just relaxed and only shooted some videos in my patch. In Central Europe it is hot and lately in Scandinavia there have been only two days when then winds have been blowing from south. It’s been rather chilly. The warm winds might have brought some Common Quails to nearby fields so I have to do some night riding. At least one Savi’s warbler…

  • Midsummer

    Midsummer is here and the quieter times are coming soon. Last week I have just relaxed and I haven’t birded at all, even though there is still possibilities to see accidental rare birds. There are some birds I have to try to find during the next month. The following week will be good for Two-barred Crossbill because there are crossbills migrating right now. The problem is they migrate very early…

  • Summer nights

    Last two weeks I’ve had busy times finding the missing bird species before they stop singing. The sun rises at 4 Am and the only chance to see or hear new birds is to wake up at 3.30 Am or stay awake all night. I’ve been rather tired after so many sleepless nights. June 5th I left home at 8 PM and headed towards lake Kutajärvi, Hollola. I had a…

  • 5 months behind

    Last ten days consist mostly of bad luck. There was arctic bird migration but I had no time for birding. Some Jaegers, Black Terns, Brant Geese and Broad-billed Sandpipers were seen, but I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when I had some time for birding. I should have listened to my intuition – I should have used more time at the lake Vesijärvi which is the…