Friday, July 24, 2009

Whooper Swan in Heinola

Outi took us to visit the Bird Sanctuary, actually a bird rescue facility, in Heinola. At the pond just outside the sanctuary, these two whooper swans floated tranquilly. They apparently are there all the time. There used to be a black swan, too.

A line of black headed gulls, with one common gull amongst them. There was also a herring gull on the fence.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Birding, Heinola, Finland

We're staying at the Hotel Kumpelli, along a river whose name I don't know yet. Here are an adult and juvenile Hooded or Carrion Crow, the juvie exhibiting classic "FEED ME" behavior.

Mergansers aren't listed in my book, at least I haven't found them yet!

White Wagtail.

Well, I know it's just a mallard, but she was posing very prettily and the baby was just behind her in the water, so I had to snap a pic!
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