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New year birding 2016

April 4, 2016


Prelude: before New Year Rehearsal tour got lame 11 species. Where are all winter visitors like gold crest (Regulus regulus, hippiäinen), bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrylus, tilhi) and hawfinch (Coccothrauster coccothraustes, nokkavarpunen)? As shores are not having ice cover, white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla, merikotka) are not hanging around. There are some reports of them from inland lakes. Should I […]

Birding summary 2015

December 28, 2015


With little stint (Calidris minuta, pikkusirri) the minimum yearly goal of 100 species was met at 23rd of August. That pretty much closed the scoring as the last new species, western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava, keltavästäräkki), got added eight days later. I knew this year would be challenging to have time for hobbies. 100 species […]