Category Archives: Nature

Robben Island, for the memory of Ahmed Kathrada

Robben Island in front of Cape Town seen from the Signal Hill. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada spent 18 years on this island prison of his totally 26 years of imprisonment 1963-1989. Later he served e.g. as the member of the … Continue reading

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Willow ptarmigan in winter plumage

This bird has somewhat complicated name in English (maybe only for me), the willow ptarmigan, also know as willow grouse or red grouse (Lagopus lagopus, riekko in Finnish). The bird is shown in it’s white winter plumage. The black throat and the … Continue reading

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A tree in December (it’s Christmas today)

A tree during christmas time, though not a spruce. Merry Christmas to all my followers! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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The bird with a red hat (3 days to Christmas)

Could it be so that the Common redpoll (Carduelis flammea, urpiainen in Finnish) is the bird of Christmas? For me it is. Just look at it’s head. A group of these small lively birds landed next to our home just two days … Continue reading

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Freezing sea (7 days to Christmas)

It’s early December. First frosty nights. The sea is getting a thin ice cover. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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Cape canary in Simon’s Town

This week’s tweeter is the yellow-dressed Cape canary (Serinus canicollis, harmaaniskahemppo in Finnish). I saw this small (11-13 cm) passerine bird  in Simon’s Town in South Africa. It is a resident breeder in southern Africa. o – o – o I will post every … Continue reading

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The Secretarybird has a bad-hair-day every day

The secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius, sihteeri in Finnish) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. The secretarybird is instantly recognizable as a very large … Continue reading

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