12. toukokuuta 2014

Western Estonia birding and back home 11.5.2014

Again quite late morning after having fun yesterday. After breakfast we drove to cape Pösaspea to have some sea watch. Pösaspea is cape after very little "village" called Spithami. In the fields of Spithami we had about 40 Whinchats and lots of Northern Wheatears. Of course we checked all the birds because possibility of some other Stone Chat, but not any today. WE continued our driving to the cape.


Before i even had time to take my telescope out of the car Timo found awesome White-winged Tern flying near the shore. Scarce bird in Western Estonia and always nice to have these.
Because of the late morning migration was not so massive.. Some Red-throated Divers and Black-throated Divers, some flocks of Velvet Scoters, Black Scoters going north. One Rock Pipit around and other common stuff of course. Here is some photos.

Huge flock of Long-tailed Ducks were lying quite near.

Flock of Barnacles going.

White-winged Tern, bird of the day.

Common Ringed Plover.

After some time we went back to the Spithami fields and this time we had male Red-backed Shire, more Whinchats and Common Redstart.

Also this kind of monster around! My first good pic of Roe Deer.

Red-backed Shrike. 

Male Whinchat.
After Spithami we checked Dirhami harbor near by. Ortolan Bunting was best bird there.
Soon we drove back to Linnamäe to get our stuff. Tuula left also and we went to paslepa make some raptor watch. Montagu´s Harriers also there and lots of White-tailed Eagles. Overall it was quite dead and after checking some places we continued our drive towards Tallin and back home.

Male Montagu´s Again.

In Tallin we made some shopping and later our ship left towards Helsinki.
We had awesome trip this time. Of course Egyptian Vulture was THE highlight, but also it was super nice to spend time with Timo and Jände. We had lost of laughing and jokes during our drivings and i wish we can make another trip very soon. Thanks for the company guys. 

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