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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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  • Early Spring Ambiance

    Finally I have been able to cycle to work on a regular basis. I have done some short trips to birding sites when driving to work and back. There is still only a small numbers of migrants in this area. I went so see if there was any Rooks amongst the Hooded Crows in the Kujala rubbish tip. I didn’t find any but I saw the Herring gull though –…

  • Still more snow

    I still had some flu this week and I was birding only in my patch. There were no migrants yet around my patch. In fact, we got some more snow. Grey-headed woodpeckers and Black woodpeckers are having a noise and some Goldfinches have come to the hoods. It takes two weeks or so, then we’ll see the first migrants here. Olin vielä toipilaana flunssan jälkeen, enkä retkeillyt kuluneen viikon aikana…

  • Black Woodpecker

    Rain, snow, storm, calm, foggy, sunny, warm, cold – all this in one week. Yes, the spring is coming, but I had to stay in bed because I got a flu. A male Black Woodpecker has been hanging around in my backyard. I haven’t tried to photograph it, I’ve just enjoyed his presence. On Saturday, January 2nd it was snowing beautifully, so I took some video through the window. Vesisadetta,…

  • Into the woods

    It’s been years since the last time I had an accident with the bicycle. On Friday 22th of February I went to Linnaistensuo nature reserve in Lahti to look for Three-toed Woodpeckers. The tarmac road was nice and dry but somehow I paid no attention to the road in the shadows. Suddenly the road was coated with ice and I immediately crashed to the ground at 25 km/h. I hurt…

  • A Breath of Spring Air

    I did not change the winter tyres for my bike in January because it seemed I don’t need them at all. This week the snow begun to melt and there was +3 to +7°C degrees in the daytime and –1°C during the nights. The road conditions in the city area were ok, but when I hit the rural roads to find some owls in the dark, I was a bit…