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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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.