I often start my day watching the birds from my backyard. Nowadays there is mostly Thrushes (Redwings, Blackbirds and Fieldfares), but today I really surprised when I noticed male Hawfinch eating something in a tree. I´v seen few near the house, but never in my yard. What a start from the day.
Later I noticed alarm of the Hoopoe in Malminkartano, which is quite near my area. I took Vilma and together we went to tick this rare beauty. We arrived to the place which is huge wasteland hill and I was really hopeful to see the bird. Many other twitches arrived too. We walked around the hill and I met Jörgen Palmgren and together we watched the area. Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares, but no sign of the Hoopoe we were after... After an hour I decide to leave..
Shame that nobody didn´t find the bird. Still missing from my stroller list. Only year tick was Meadow Pipit!
|Happy girl, even when we dipped the bird.|
After groceries we came home and when Vilma was in bed, I tried to took Redwing photos through our windows... Shitty but fun.
Let´s hope more rarities will show up in next few days when I have days off.