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  • August

    Autumn is coming slowly closer and I am slowly reaching the 200 species goal. Lately I have got two new year ticks. I have never found Great Egret before but now I found TEN at the same time! I count Great Egret to the 200 easiest list because the species has become more and more common in Finland in autumn. Last year Great Egret nested in Finland for the first…

  • July heat

    The last two weeks of July were pretty warm in Finland. I spent two sunny evenings by the river photographing insects and flowers. In the early mornings there have been already some passerines in my patch that are clearly migrating – Common Rosefinches, Chiffchaffs, Wood Warblers and so on. I’ve managed to add some new birds to the year-list. I heard one Grey Plover when I tried to see wader…

  • 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…