Not much to tell again.. Working on weekdays and having family time on weekends. I was able to see this beautiful Firecrest in Haaga, Helsinki last Sunday (2nd of May). Bid has been there since late April found by Ahti Ihonen and lots of people have sen it during this time. This is one of those species which is expanding its range towards Finland and more and more birds are found every year. I guess it is already scarce breeder in Estonia.
|Record shot of the Firecrest.|
During my day at work I was visiting Kumpula, Helsinki on 6th of May and I was found Wryneck and Pied Flycatcher from there! Very nice summer birds!
Few pictures of Fieldfare from my balcony. Evening light made it look awesome.
|Warm evening light.|
|Cold evening light.|
Today (7th) morning was a real nightmare... I was working already and got call from Sanni that our son Julius had massive epileptic seizure and paramedics were on their way to our home. I arrived to the place just to see how paramedic carried my unconscious 2 year old boy to the ambulance.. It was maybe the worst feeling I´ve ever had during my 34 years of life. Never been so out of my mind. I went back to work just put back my gear and headed back home with my daughter Vilma. During the day I spend time with my son at the hospital and he is better now. That was scary.
Sanni spent this night there with Julius, so I had evening with Vilma. I had to get something else to my mind so I planned a visit to Vanhankaupunginlahti for us and trick was that we had nice snacks with us. Vilma is not really interested about birds and she is more like dancing, singing kind of girl, but when you have good plan even she could join you a place like that. Later a movie and popcorn.
We walked to the Lammassaari and back and we had nice set of new bird for me this year. From first place I can mention Barn Swallow and Slavonian Grebe. From the wood path to the Lammassaari I had two Bearded Reedlings, more Swallows and a Willow Warbler.
|Distant Slavonian Grebe.|
|View from Pornaistenniemi bird tower.|
From Lammassaari tower we had Little ringed Plover, loads of Smews, Common Terns, Common Sandpipers, lone Green Sandpiper, Northern Showelers, lone Northern Wheatear and much else. I was hoping more waders, but an´t be lucky every time... (Just like I would ever be).
Here i few pictures from the trip. God times and the most important thing, Vilma had good time.
|Small flock of Barnacle Geese.|
|Male Little ringed Plover.|
I guess this was great ending for a day like this. Vilma was very worried about Julius and she got something else to think about during the visit in Lammassaari.
Have kids, it´s fun they said.