23. huhtikuuta 2018

Spring. 23.4.2018

Hello folks.

Spring ins here and lots of nice migrant birds flying around. I have not seen any Swallows yet, but 100th species for the year was Mandarin Duck from Malmi, Helsinki yesterday 22nd of April.
Mostly my bird watching has been from my kitchen window and from my back yard. From there I have seen lots of migrants like Greater White-fronted Geese, Bean Geese, Cranes, Common Buzzards, Lapwings, Snipe, Woodcock etc. From my work, which is located near the sea I have sen White-tailed Eagles, Grey Herons, Swans, Eiders etc. Nice variety of birds and lots of more coming soon.
Very helpful thing is my new car I bought 21st of April, so only two days ago. I think I will have lots of help and joy with it when going out with my gear. Second very welcome thing for the year is my second child. A boy who will be with me every time it is possible. If you have read my blog earlier, I have been very keen stroller tick guy, and that will continue later this year. He should be here in a month so!

Here is few picture of Mandarin Duck and Woodpigeon I have taken while this blog has been silent. Again, I really hope I have time and energy to write here, but can´t really promise anything. All pictures taken through my telescope or binos.

Mr. handsome. Mandarin Duck male.

Helsinki ring. Roni Väisänen ringed the bird.

Going for a swim. 

So many colors in this awesome duck.

I also found a pair of Woodpigeons building a nest from my backyard.