17 huhtikuuta 2006


Last Sunday we visited the family at Ypäjä. The river Loimijoki was flooded and many birds swimming about.

I enjoyed the view a lot. The branches of the trees barely coming out of the water, the whooper swans (laulujoutsen) enjoying themselves and a marsh harrier (ruskosuohaukka) trying to catch something.

The forest birds proved to be less willing to show up at Anne's family place in Tapola (Ypäjä).

The unexpected birding experience encouraged us to try today again. This time in that nice tower in Kaitalahti, where we enjoyed more beautiful waterfowl. I liked especially a couple of goosanders (isokoskelo), which I find extremely graceful.