Finland Birding - 12th-16th May 2006

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View from the top of one of the few high points around Kuusamo

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Bluethroat

Just one singing male was seen.

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Ortolan Bunting

Seen at two sites, with another singing at a third site.

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Rustic Bunting

Just one singing male was seen.

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Black Woodpecker

A visit to a known breeding site near Kuusamo, in the middle of a snowstorm, soon produced this individual.

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Black-throated Diver

This pair were present on a large lake.  Others were seen during a sea-watch.

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Lesser-spotted Woodpecker

Only seen at one site were at least three birds were present.

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Wryneck

This species was seen on two occasions during the trip.

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Pied Flycatcher

Surprisingly common and seen daily.

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A Finnish twitch

After about half an hour after finding a Terek Sandpiper, birders appeared to see this first of the year for this very rare Finnish breeding bird.

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Goto Page 1 - Owls and Grouse

Goto Page 2 - Other Birds

Goto Page 3 - Gulls Page

Goto Trip List

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All photos copyright 2006

Photos taken by Jim Rose, Mike Collard and Ben Miller

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