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  • End of the year 2019

    I leave the blog for a while. The active year is over. Actually I reached the goal (to see 200 bird species spontaneously in Lahti area) in October. I spent November in Spain and I had no desire to continue the bird watching challenge in the dark and rainy weather in Finland. In the year 2020 I won’t list any birds. I will focus on long-term photography and video projects…

  • The end of autumn

    The last two weeks of October I tried to find the missing species that are still possible – Tundra Swan, Jack Snipe, Skuas, Hawk owl, Short-eared Owl, Horned Lark, Ring Ouzel, Pine Grosbeak, Twite, Lapland Longspur and so on, but I had very little time and no success. In the beginning of November I left to Spain for one month, so I have only December to get more year birds.…

  • Barnacle Geese

    The best birding days are over for this year. It is very quiet already. The geese are gone around my patch. The last two weeks it’s been raining almost every day, but I have managed to see some good sightings though. There were around 40 000 Barnacle Geese in nearby fields and I saw also plenty of White-tailed eagles. October 8th I saw five White-tailed eagles and one Golden Eagle…

  • 200 species at last

    Olen yrittänyt kiireellä hoitaa vuodenpinnoihin puuttuvia lajeja. Olen keskittynyt niihin helpoimpiin, mutta ei se olekaan ollut kovin helppoa. Joka tapauksessa retkeily palkitsee – olen monesti löytänyt jonkin toisen lajin tai tehyt muita hyviä havaintoja. 23.9. Ulkomaanmatkan aikaan osui ensimmäinen kylmänpurkaus ja Suomessa nähtiin monipuolista syysmuuttoa. Lähdin heti loman jälkeen Lahden Kilpiäistenpohjaan staijaamaan. Jälkimainingeissa meni hyvää muuttoa. Target-lajina oli pikkusirkku, mutta sitä en nähnyt. Sen sijaan taigauunilintu muutti tiaisparvessa. Kirjosiipikäpylintuparvi kierteli…

  • September

    Last two weeks I have tried to steal some time for birdwatching from the weekdays, because the weekends have been fully booked. I have managed to see some new birds though – Capercaillie, Two Pallid Harriers! and Red-throated Pipit. I also found one Red-footed Falcon, but I was driving a car so I won’t add that to the year list. I still miss Merlin for the year list. I find…