9. helmikuuta 2018

Slow winter birding in Maunula. 8.2.2018

Yesterday I had some time to go out and looks what kind of birds are wintering near our house. I went to Maunulanpuro, which normally holds some Dippers this time of the year. No dippers this time, but I had nice flock of birds feeding near the Dipper stream.
At least eleven Common Chaffinches, three Bramblings, some Green Finches, pair of Eurasian Siskins, loads of Bullfinches, three Great-spotted Woodpeckers and three species of Tits.
I walked along the stream looking for the Dippers, but all I had was Goshawk and Eurasian Treecreeper. Before I left I most likely heard Grey-headed Woodpecker, but it was quite far a way and there was some other noise so I wasn´t 100% sure.. Shame, Grey-headed is  good species here in my area. Recently we had so much snow here in Helsinki that the dipper stream was almost covered with it and I think that ´s why there wasn´t any birds.
Here is few photos I took there.


Chaffinch flock.

Male Black Bird.

Normally this amount of Bramblings and Chaffinches would be awesome, but for some reason this winter there are big flocks of both species around Southern Finland.
Next week is full of work, so let´s see when I have time for birds next time.