lauantai 8. toukokuuta 2021

Kylmä kevät - Cold spring


Omituinen tunne, kun ulkona ei kuulu hyönteissyöjien laulua. Tänään aamulla kuulin ensimmäistä kertaa pajulinnun. Yhden ainoan pajulinnun. On ollut niin kylmä kevät, että hyönteissyöjät eivät ole vielä saapuneet. 

A strange feeling when there is no insectivorous bird singing outside. This morning I heard a Willow warbler for the first time. A single Willow warbler. It has been such a cold spring that insectivores birds have not yet arrived.

Here are the photos I took at Suomenoja. Tässä kuvia Suomenojalta.

Kaksi koiras telkkää taistelivat keskenään ojassa. Naaras oli liikkumatta ojan reunassa.

Two male Goldeneye battles. The female was motionless at the edge of the ditch.

Nokikana/Eurasian Coot

Common Pochard and Eurasian Coot/Punasotka ja nokikana

Punasotka koiras/Common Pochard male


Punasotka naaras/Common Pochard female

Keinotekoinen pesä linnuille/Artificial nest for birds

Naurulokki/Black-headed Gull

Kyhmyjoutsen/Mute swan

Linking to
Saturday's Critters

Thank you Eileen

22 kommenttia:

  1. Awesome! Punasotka is getting rarer and rarer...I saw it in Halikon lahti but only for a short time and from far.
    Have a nice weekend, Anu!

  2. It has been such a cold spring. Everything is late arriving here. I like the Pochard. A really elegant bird.

  3. Hello,
    I am still learning the bird sounds in my yard. I have seen some of the migrant Warblers. I would love to see the Goldeneye and the Pochard. The Coots, Gulls and swans are all lovely images and sightings. The birds have a nice looking nest. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

  4. Olet nähnyt nokikanan;-) En ole vielä nähnyt. Mieheni näki tänään pääskysiä! Miten ihmeessä ne jo on tulleet tänne pakkaseen. Ehkä linnut vaistoavat että lämmintä on tulossa.

  5. Beautiful series of birds.
    Photos 5 and 11 are my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

  6. Great water birds! Do they like the artificial nests?

    best... mae at

  7. This cold spring seems to be everywhere, not just in England. I hope Anu that you too have a long, hot summer for the birds to make up lost time and for us to enjoy.

  8. The Swan is beautiful and I love seeing those artificial nests. What a good idea and a nice place to view the birds!

  9. What a wonderful series of bird photos.

  10. captured some wonderful action shots!

  11. Wonderful series of images, Anu. Perhaps the female Common Goldeneye was waiting to see which of the two battling males would be victorious so that she would accept the strongest father for her children. Spring here has been cool too, but we can always hope for better weather to come. Those of us who live in northern lands know how unpredictable the weather can be!

  12. where I live there are no insects either, it is bad :( Some spring birds arrived but did not stay. No food for them.
    But the lovely Goldeneyes we have. And swans too. :)

  13. We can hear many types of birds singing especially in the morning but hardly any insect sound.

  14. I love waterfowls, they are beautiful. Thanks Anu, bringing it home.

  15. Kivoja kuvia. Joutsenet on aina yhtä ihania.

  16. Beautiful photos of our 'feathered friends' in action ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Anu, your birds are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  18. oh how wonderful, the ducks are so fun and the swan so lovely!!

  19. Thank you, I enjoyed your photographs.
    Have a happy week.

    All the best Jan

  20. Kiitos kaikille kommenteista.

    Thank you for yours comments.


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