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  • The first day of spring

    The first migration day of the spring has always been a must for me. I know nothing worse than sit in the office when the migratory birds come flushing in. This year it was 21st of March. I managed to arrange three hours for birdwatching in Renkomäki hill near my patch. I got seven new birds to my year list – Sky Lark, Wooper Swan, Common Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Common…

  • My Patch

    My patch lies just 200 meters from home, 10 kilometers from Lahti and Orimattila city centres. The area consists of River Rengonjoki, fields, village and mixed woodland. The river resembles a narrow ditch that you can almost jump over. The river floods in spring and attracts waterfowl, waders and geese. I try to get to the site every day. At least I take a quick glance to it when I’m…

  • Eco year 2013

    Vuonna 2013 keräsin ekopinnoja Päijät-Hämeessä. Ajoin vuoden aikana noin 5 000 kilometriä polkupyörällä ja havaitsin 221 lintulajia, niistä 209 spontaanisti. Sain toki tietoa lintutilanteesta, lintujen liikkeistä ja retkeilin muiden harrastajien kanssa. Joistakin havainnoista on vaikea sanoa olivatko ne spontaaneja vai ei. Voit lukea tästä artikkelin joka on julkaistu Päijät-Hämeen linnut -lehdessä. I’ve had the “Big Year” previously in Lahti region in the year 2013. I droved 5 000 kilometres by…