Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hooded crow having lunch

Hooded crow (Corvus cornix, varis in Finnish) is one of the most intelligent and adaptable birds. Here one is having yogurt (and probably reading daily news afterwards), and the other eating cherries stolen from a market vendor. Pictures taken close to Helsinki … Continue reading

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Tuscany landscapes

Tuscany in Italy is well known for its lovely landscape and sceneries (not only chianti). Here are some taken in the province of Siena in June this year.

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Cape starling

  The Cape starling (Lamprotornis nitens, turkoosikottarainen in Finnish) having a light lunch in Nossob, Kalahari in South Africa. o – o – o I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken … Continue reading

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Murals in Tuscany

Something clever, something abstract, something countrystyle … Murals in Arezzo and Siena, Tuscany in Italy.

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Common merganser has big family

Last Friday at the southernmost point of the continental Finland in Hanko we met a group  of a common mergansers, also called goosander (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo in Finnish), one female with 17 chicks. One female has typically 8-12 eggs, but one female can gather … Continue reading

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Neotropic cormorants (and one cattle egret)

The neotropic cormorant or olivaceous cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, oliivimerimetso in Finnish) is a medium-sized cormorant found throughout the American tropics and subtropics, from the middle Rio Grande in the United States to South America, where it is called by the Indian name of … Continue reading

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Cats and rats in Bangkok

Carefully painted wall art – graffiti! – in a small alley (soi) of Charoen Krung Road in Bangkok. – Click any image to open the gallery.  

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