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Birding

Black-throated loons

Went to look for ospreys but found loons, today in Espoo, Finland.


Great crested grebes

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Espoo, Finland.


Big brother watching

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Suomenoja, Espoo, Finland.


Black-headed gulls discussing

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Espoo, Suomenoja, Finland. Today.


Goldeneye

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Goldeneye, Suomenoja, Espoo, Finland, today.


Merganser in Helsinki

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Maybe not very beautiful but really elegant.


Something is cooking

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Lauttasaari, Helsinki, today.


Watching eagle

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An eagle watching at fjord Varang in Norway.


Steller’s eider

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Steller’s eider is the second most beautiful water bird, after King eider.  Smew is very nice, too.


King eiders and a couple of common eiders

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Common eiders in the background and male king eiders in front. Shot today in Båtsfjord, Norway. King eiders look somewhat exotic.


Willow ptarmigan in Lapland

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A beautiful white bird in Lapland, today.


Cormorants in Cape Town

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Yesterday we had big waves in Cape Town. Cormorants were flying along the coast. The pic is a combination of both!


Black bird

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Still no snow here around Helsinki. Black birds are many and really fearless.


Amazing colors

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I do not like using power words but now I have to. Look at those colors and the number of the ducks enjoying.


Crested tit

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It is a long time since we met and today again.

 


Goshawk chicks

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I was waiting for parents, no show in 2,5 hours!


Ospreys – food is coming

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There is at least one chick in the nest.


Great crested grebes

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It makes lots of fun to shoot these funny birds.


Nesting osprey

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The nest looks pretty strongly built.  Has been in use for many years.


Departure

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In Inari, Lapland is still early spring.  Swans are  in flocks waiting for opening of their final destinations at lakes and rivers.


Swan under arc

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Yesterday was different. No wind and heavy mist on the Baltic sea. The sun was shining through fog behind me and somehow a white arc was formed in front of me. There was a friendly swan putting herself in the middle. Perfect!


Construction continues

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Removing wood chips out from his home!


Construction work

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Black woodpecker building his home, today.


Azure tit

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Sorry for the poor quality of the pic. There is a twig between me and the bird. But, this bird is by us very rare!