Monthly Archives: September 2016

Siberian Jay, the friend of the hiker

Last weekend I was hiking in Oulanka National Park in Finland to enjoy the autumn colors and rugged landscapes. It is one of the most popular parks, so you can hardly see any wildlife there. But one friend the wilderness … Continue reading

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The eye of Egyptian goose

No, I didn’t photograph this bird in Egypt – though the name so implies – but in South Africa in Augrabies Falls National Park. Egyptian goose can be found almost everywhere south of Sahara in in the Nile valley. They were … Continue reading

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Jackdaw and the Cardinal

“THE JACKDAW sat on the Cardinal’s chair! Bishop and abbot and prior were there; Many a monk, and many a friar, Many a knight, and many a squire, With a great many more of lesser degree,— In sooth, a goodly … Continue reading

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I’m in Instagram!

Just to let you know, that I’m active also in Instagram. I have there slightly different posting style than here in WordPress: more pics and hashtags, less written content or background info. These sharing platforms are complementing each other nicely. … Continue reading

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Painted stork

The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala, aasianiibishaikara in Finnish) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast … Continue reading

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Southern black korhaan

Southern black korhaan or black bustard (Afrotis afra, mustakaulatrappi in Finnish) is a fine and proud looking bird, like wearing a tuxedo. It is endemic to southwestern South Africa, where it occurs in Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces. … Continue reading

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Anomaloninae

I had never heard about Anomaloninae. I took yesterday a picture of one fine looking insect, posted the image in a FB insect group, and got the ID in no time: Anomaloninae (siroahmanen in Finnish). So now we all know. 🙂 Anomaloninae is … Continue reading

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