Monthly Archives: November 2016

“It’s Christmas time … Can you spare a dime … “

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My crown and red stockings are very stylish

The crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus, kruunuhyyppä in Finnish), or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa (this one seen in Kalahari, Nossob, South … Continue reading

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Orange River White-eyes visited our camp site

Staying at the Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp next to the bank of Orange River on the boarder of South Africa and Namibia is a pleasure. Lot of birds, beautiful scenery. Several orange river white-eyes (Zosterops pallidus, eteläafrikanrilli in Finnish ) visited our braai, clearly used to … Continue reading

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Orange-breasted sunbird

In Cape Town, South Africa, the beautiful orange-breasted sunbirds (Anthobaphes violacea, kapinmedestäjä in Finnish) are common. This sunbird is endemic to the fynbos habitat of southwestern South Africa. We could quite easily approach those and get some nice shots. o – o … Continue reading

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Cyclist’s Hell(sinki)?

Helsinki is getting more snow – and the city bikes are feeling lonely.

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More Bangkok street art

If you will walk from Saphan Hua Chang Pier of the  Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat (a.k.a. khlong taxi) to Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, you will see these graffiti on both sides of the khlong. I just wonder, who … Continue reading

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Eurasian siskin

The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus, vihervarpunen in Finnish) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European siskin, common siskin or just siskin. It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in … Continue reading

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