16. toukokuuta 2018

Family trip to Suomenoja, backyard birding and quick visit to Viikki 11.5-13.5.2018

On 11th I had some pleasant time with my family in Suomenoja area. Place is full of birds and we also saw nice variety of species.
Vilma was walking by her self all the time and we also had some packed lunch with us.
Gadwalls, Moorhens, Sedge Warblers, Common Pochards, Showelers etc in the area and of course a noisy colony of Black-headed Gulls flying around the lake.

Adult Black-headed Gull landing into its nest.

Hide and seek with Common Moorhen.

Smart looking male Common Pochard. Bird of the year in Finland this time.

Gadwall male.

First Sedge Warbler for the year. This male was singing all the time. 

Hooded Crows dancing in mud. 

We also saw a most wanted bird of the area when Slavonian Grebe passed us and landed quite near. This is the place to see it in capital region.

Slavonian Grebe and female Showeler.

Also first Grass snake for the year. Vilma was excited! 

Lots of fun and nice weather. Place is just big enough to spend two hours there with you family.

Next day I took my camera where ever we went and most of the day I spend with Vilma in outdoors. Here is few photos of very common birds. All taken in our backyard. We had great time and Vilma was swinging all the time.

Fieldfare and nest.

Blue Tit.

Female Domestic Sparrow.

On 13th we had to drive Sanni to hospital emergency because she had so bad allergic reaction. While she was there together with Vilma we went to check some birds in Viikki.
Some new year ticks, good weather and time together was the best in that day.

Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Willow Warbler.

Marsh Harrier and Hooded Crow.
Also small Northern Pike with Vilma.

At the same day a White-winged Lark was found by Heikki Ropponen and I was anxious to go there. Bird was in a island, maybe 30min from Porvoo, but it was mothers day, Sanni is pregnant etc. Some times you just have to wait the next day and Later that evening I got a place from boat which was going in that island next morning. More of that later.


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