Risto's Best Bird Pics

Diving ducks

Eiders

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140503-helsinki-c3-RISL8403Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland, 05/2014.


Tufted Duck

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Pochard family

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Golden Eye approaching the nest box

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Screaming Spouse

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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

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Goosander

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Eider

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Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima, haahka) and The Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, meriharakka)

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Look like paired?  Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, telkkä)

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Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, telkkä)

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The boys  are flirting a bit.


The Common Merganser (North American) or Goosander (Eurasian) (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo)

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He caught a fish and she looks pretty enthusiastic about it.  Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Different Styles to Fly

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Yesterday I was enjoying spring weather in the home base in Lauttasaari without seeing any incoming migrants.  I got a couple of locals, a crow and  a goosander and noticed that their flying styles are a little different.


Two-headed Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, telkkä)

more pics at  http://www.hundredpics.1g.fi/kuvat/

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I returned today to Lauttasaari, Helsinki, my photographing home base. Looks good, solid ice layer is broken and the place is ready for birds to come.


The Common Merganser (North American) or Goosander (Eurasian) (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo)

more pics  http://hundredpics.1g.fi/kuvat/

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The flight of  common merganser is  both strong and fast. There was  enough light to freeze the bird in the picture.


The Common Merganser (North American) or Goosander (Eurasian) (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo)

more pics at  http://www.hundredpics.1g.fi/kuvat

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It is tough but together we will survive.


Common Scoter (melanitta nigra)

Common scoters were resting at lake Inari in front of our cottage.  It was a very windy day and the birds were quite far.

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Race of Common Goldeneyes (bucephala glangula)

Here the boys make their best efforts!

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Smew (mergellus albellus) and common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

I was hesitating  to go or not to go because it was raining.  I decided to go and got some very nice pics in Otanmäki bird basin.

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Tufted duck (aythya fuligula)

They are many now in Espoo coast line. Here they are among common pochards.

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Common pochard (aythya ferina)

The grey color of common pochard is very beautiful.  They are back in Suomenoja bird basin in Espoo.

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