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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…1.1.2020
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.…9.11.2019
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…22.10.2019
I have had busy times finding the missing species and I have birded a lot. There were good bird migration 23.9. but I was then overseas, in Croatia. When I got back in Finland I went straight for birding. I found one Yellow-browed warbler – very good find here in Lahti. I also saw a flock of Two-barred Crosbills – second for this year. 24.9. I saw my first Merlin…7.10.2019
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…13.9.2019
Having grown up in southern Finland, I’ve always spent lot of time by the sea, forests, lakes and rural area. Birds, nature and art mean a lot to me. I find my creativity when staying surrounded by woods and birds. I like to think ecologically. I drive bike when I can and leave the car at home.