Risto's Best Bird Pics

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The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus, vihervarpunen)

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Yesterday in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland, behind my back.


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.


The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, kyhmyjoutsen)

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It is time to sit on a stone and take pics of water birds in Lauttasaari.


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.


The Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus, kuukkeli)

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

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This clever crow related bird will be your company while trekking in the woods of Lapland.


Two-headed Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, telkkä)

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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 Siberian Tit or Gray-headed Chickadee (Poecile cinctus, formerly Parus cinctus, lapintiainen)

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The sympathetic small tit is common in Lapland. It survives the hard winter by having thousands of insects in its hides.


Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea, urpiainen)

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Redpolls I met at Four Winds Cottage in Inari while photographing pine crosbeaks.


Mallards (or Wild Duck , Anas platyrhynchos, heinäsorsa) descending

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The day was cold in Suomenlinna, Helsinki.    A few mallards are wintering a long as there is open water.  Picture taken against light shows silhuettes only.


The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus, merilokki)

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Suomenlinna -15 Celcius!  Harmaja-lighthouse in the background.


Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo, merimetso)

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There are two cormorants in the pic! And a swan, too.


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.


The Great Spotted Woodpecker (or Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, käpytikka)

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I strolled around with my camera in Seurasaari, Helsinki and found three woodpeckers but did not find anything else.