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Archive for April, 2013

Shoveler Face Off

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130430-espoo-c3-RISL2722Espoo, Finland.


Black Grouses Court Displays

Video of court displays HERE

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On the video there are three matches going on.


Face Off of Black Grouses

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130421-paltamo-c3-RISL2387Paltamo, Kainuu, Finland.

Perfect morning, no wind clear skies.  Birds here and there.


I Said “Excuse Me”

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130420-paltamo-c3-RISL2021Paltamo, Kainuu, Finland.


Setting the Hide in Place

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First to look for a place at the swamp…

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…and then setting the hide.

130419-paltamo-c3-RISTO LUMIA 920_20130419_008Tomorrow morning we will know if there was black grouses! You will know a little later.


Flying Together

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130417-helsinki-c3-RISL1311Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


It Is Time to Go to Frozen Swamps

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120426-soidin-2-c2-RIKE0093Picture from last year. First, we need to put our hide in place a couple of days earlier.  When weather is supportive, meaning some minus degrees and supposed clear skies, we put alarms to ring at 2 am.  We should be ready in the hide before sunrise.  Usually the displays start just around sunrise and will last about 2 and a half hours.  We know exactly where black grouses fight but have only a hint where capercaillies are in their displays.   I will report results of this project as it folds out.