So we spent midsummer in our summerhouse in Loviisa. I came first with kids and Sanni came day before. Not much time for the birds, but I took several photographs of dragonflies and butterflies.
When Sanni arrived on 26th I had change to twitch. First came info of Arctic Warbler from Hamina and son migrating Eastern Imperial Eagle from Helsinki to East! I had to try the eagle!
I said to Sanni that there is two lifer nearby, so go I must! I first started to look the eagle from Loviisa, but with my luck it went more south of the point I stood with few other birders, so no luck with that. Then I decided to try it from Hamina, so I drove about an hour and I had plenty of time to twitch that Arctic Warbler before I came to Hevossaari where I met about 30 more twitchers. We waited the bird, but at some point somebody said that it should be here already... No luck here either.. Arctic Warbler was a lifer for me so that helped a bit, but I really wanted that grand prize eagle! Maybe next time I will contact it.
Few photos from the weekend.
|Juvenile Pied Flycatcher.
|Massive Common Toad.
Here is also a poor video where you can hear the Arctic Warbler singing. Make sure you got full volume, cause bird was singing pretty far away.