Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sharp eyes on the beach of Barra

The ferruginous pygmy owl (Glaucidium brasilianum, ruostevarpuspöllö in Finnish) is the most numerous owl in South America. This small – length 15 cm – owl was sitting attentively on the breach of Barra in Rio de Janeiro. o – o – o I … Continue reading

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Mouthful of delicacy

I took these pictures on 24th of June 2011 – today is 23rd five years later – in Mäntsälä, Finland. The model is a female European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, kirjosieppo in Finnish) collecting food – insects, berries – to feed the chicks. o … Continue reading

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The summer comes with White Wagtail

White wagtail (Motacilla alba, västäräkki in Finnish) is one of the most common bird across Europe and Asia, but only a scarce visitor in Alaska in Americas. For us in Finland this migrant is the sign of summer: “Kuu kiurusta kesään, puoli kuuta … Continue reading

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Javan Mynas having lunch

Javan myna, also known as white-vented myna (Acridotheres javanicus, jaavanmaina in Finnish) lives mainly in Java, but can be found also elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Javan mynas are as accomplished in cities – like here in Singaporean fast food restaurant – … Continue reading

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Which way should I look?

A cat checks what is happening on the street in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Little egret – white against black

I spotted this Little egret under a pier in Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The contrast between a pure white bird and almost black steel bars makes the image almost graphical. Little egret (Egretta garzetta, silkkihaikara in Finnish) is a small (c. … Continue reading

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