Birdwatching in the Surroundings of Helsinki
(Province Uusimaa/Nyland, Southern Finland)

 
 


July 05 – 11, 2003

Excursions

Hans Schick
Contact or comments: schick@asca-berlin.de

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Excursions

05.07.2003
, 19:00-21:00

Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a walk from the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo northwards along the shoreline and back through the town (university campus).
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
5, 2 adults with 3 pulli.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
1, on the shore (photo).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
6, on a lawn.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
1, roosting on a post.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba spec., Haustaube):
2, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on the path.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on a fence.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, on a lawn.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on a road.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
4, 3 on a lawn, 1 on a road.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
8
, on a lawn, among them 2 of this year.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3, 1 of them singing.
Hare (Lepus europáeus, Hase):
1, on a lawn.
Squirrel (Sciúrus vulgáris, Eichhörnchen):
1, on a tree.

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Walk along the shoreline of Otaniemi (05.07.2003)

06.07.2003, 10:45-16:00
Otaniemi, Laajalathi (Protected Area), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 – 20 °C, sunny or fair.
The following bird species were observed on a walk from the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo through the protected area of Bay Laajalahti to Villa Elfvik.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 female, with 8 pulli.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, on a lantern.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba spec., Haustaube):
4, flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
10 (at least), flying.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
1 male, of the subspecies Motacílla flava thunbergi (yellow underparts from throat to undertail-coverts, no white supercilium).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
4, on the track or on lawns.
Thrush Nightingale (Luscínia luscínia, Sprosser):
1, warning, in a marshy forest. The bird displayed the diagnostic red-brown tail.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
5, 2 flying, 1 on a lawn, 2 on the track.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
1, in a forrest. The pale eye-stripe could be recognized.
Sedge Warbler (Acrocéphalus schoenobáenus, Schilfrohrsänger):
1, singing, also seen.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
1, singing.
Icterine Warbler (Hippoláis icterína, Gelbspötter):
2, singing.
Whitethroat (Sýlvia commúnis, Dorngrasmücke):
1, singing, also seen in a shrub.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
1, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, 1 of them on the track in woodland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
16
, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
5, 1 of them singing.
Common Rosefinch (Carpódacus erythrínus, Karmingimpel):
2 (1,1), in shrubs.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
1 male, in the reedbed.

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Scheme of the Protected Area Laajalathi north of Otaniemi
(from a leaflet of the Forest and Park Service 1997)

06.07.2003, 12:45-13:40
Otaniemi, Bird Hide near Villa Elfvik, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the bird hide near Villa Elfvik in the protected area of Bay Laajalathi north of Otaniemi.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
20 (at least), swimming.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1 female, swimming.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 males, swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
3, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
1 female, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
5 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
90 (at least), swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3, swimming.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, swimming.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
5, flying.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
1, singing.

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Along the nature trail through the Protected Area Laajalahti from Otaniemi to Villa Elfvik (06.07.2003)

06.07.2003, 14:30
Otaniemi, Bird Hide near Maarinlahti, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the bird hide at the southern side of the protected area of Bay Laajalathi.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
2, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
1, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2, on a sandbank.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, on a sandbank.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
5, flying.

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The reedbeds of the Protected Area Laajalahti from the hide near Maarinlahti (06.07.2003)

06.07.2003, 14:40-15:30
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the path along the shoreline north of the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, swimming.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
3, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, on the path.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, with food.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
4, along the path.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
3, on the path.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
1, singing.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
4, singing.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
2, on the path.

07.07.2003, 08:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species was observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1 male.

07.07.2003, 18:00
Tapiola (Hagalund), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Cultural Centre of Tapiola (Hagalund), a town district of Espoo.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
5, on a lawn, in the town.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, swimming, on a basin.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10, swimming, on a basin.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
10, swimming, on a basin.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, swimming, on a basin.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, on a roof.

07.07.2003, 20:15-20:55
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the path along the shoreline north of the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5, 2 of them on a lawn, 3 swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, standing on a sandbank.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
3, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
2, singing, in the reedbed.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, on a lawn.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
5
, on a lawn.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

07.07.2003, 20:55-21:35
Otaniemi, Laajalathi (Protected Area), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the path through the protected area of Laajalahti to the bird hide near Villa Elfvik.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, flying.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1, near the path on grassland.
Sedge Warbler (Acrocéphalus schoenobáenus, Schilfrohrsänger):
1, singing, in the reedbed.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
1, singing.
Red-backed Shrike (Lánius collúrio, Rotrückenwürger):
1 male, on a shrub.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Common Rosefinch (Carpódacus erythrínus, Karmingimpel):
4 (2,2), on trees.

07.07.2003, 21:35-22:00
Otaniemi, Bird Hide near Villa Elfvik, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the bird hide near Villa Elfvik.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
4, swimming.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
4, 2 adults with 2 pulli.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
5, swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
1 female, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
3, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50 (at least), swimming.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
5, flying. Underwings and belly white. Only a rather narrow whitish wing-bar.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
10, flying and plunge-diving.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.

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View on the Laajalahti Bay from the hide near Villa Elfvik (07.07.2003)

07.07.2003, 23:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species was observed at the water's edge in front of the Hotel Radisson Espoo.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
2, sitting on a railing. Diagnostic features: tip of bill black, wing tips extended beyond tail-streamers, legs relatively long.

08.07.2003, 17:00-21:00
Helsinki, Town Centre, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Cathedral of Helsinki.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
3, on the Cathedral Square.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, on the Cathedral Square.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba spec., Haustaube):
3, flying.

09.07.2003, 08:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, on a lawn.
Hare (Lepus europáeus, Hase):
1, on a lawn.

09.07.2003, 16:45-18:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed on a walk from the Hotel Radisson SAS Espoo northwards along the shoreline.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
3, swimming.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
2, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1, swimming.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
1, calling.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, on a flat cliff.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
5, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
5, flying.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
1 juv., on the path.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
11, on the path or on a lawn.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
4, 2 of them singing.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
7, on the path or on a lawn.
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus arundináceus, Drosselrohrsänger):
1, singing, in a reedbed.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a car park.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, on a roof.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
6
, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3, singing.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
1, in a reedbed.
Hare (Lepus europáeus, Hase):
1, on a lawn.

09.07.2003, 18:00-19:00
Otaniemi, Laajalathi (Protected Area), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed on the walk through the protected area at the Bay Laajalahti to the bird hide near the Villa Elfvik and back.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 male, gliding over the reedbeds.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, flying inland, with a large fish.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
1
, flying off from marshy ground.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
50, flying off.
Winchat (Saxícola rubétra, Braunkehlchen):
1, warning, also seen, near the path in shrubs.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Sedge Warbler (Acrocéphalus schoenobáenus, Schilfrohrsänger):
3, singing, also seen.
Whitethroat (Sýlvia commúnis, Dorngrasmücke):
1, singing.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
1, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling.
Common Rosefinch (Carpódacus erythrínus, Karmingimpel):
1, singing.

09.07.2003, 19:00-20:00
Otaniemi, Bird Hide near Villa Elfvik, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed from the bird hide near the Villa Elfvik.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
4, swimming.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
5, 2 adults with 3 immatures.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
4, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
4, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
4, swimming.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, plunge-diving. Finally flying off with a large fish after about 15 unsuccessful attempts.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50 (at least), swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10 (at least), swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
6, flying.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1.

10.07.2003, 08:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed during the walk to the bus stop at Otakara (Otsvängen).
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on a lawn.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
6, on a lawn.

10.07.2003, 08:10-08:20
Tapiola (Hagalund), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in Tapiola (Hagalund) from the central bus station.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
40, on a lawn in the town centre.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
50, on a lawn in the town centre.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, at the ground.

10.07.2003, 08:50-09:10
Espoo (Esbo), Central Railway and Bus Station, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in Espoo Keskus from the central railway and bus station.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
3, flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a street..
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, at the ground.

10.07.2003, 09:40
Nuuksio National Park, from Siikaniemi to Mustalampi, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
I drove from Espoo Keskus railway station with a bus to Siikaniemi at the southern edge of the Nuuksio National Park. From there I started my excursion to Kattila at the northern edge of the park along a well signposted path. The following bird species were observed.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
3 female, on the lake Mustalampi.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, at the lake Kolmikulmalampi.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
5, 2 at the lake Kolmikulmalampi, 3 at the lake Mustalampi.
Black Woodpecker (Dryócopus mártius, Schwarzspecht):
4, calling, then also seen. Obviously the birds fed on aunts on the ground.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
1, calling.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
2, calling from the top of a spruce.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3, 1 of them singing.

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Lake Mustalampi in the Nuuksio National Park (10.07.2003)

10.07.2003, 13:00-14:00
Nuuksio National Park, from Mustalampi to Haukkalampi, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
I continued the excursion from lake Mustalampi to lake Haukkalampi. There the following bird species were observed.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
4, swimming.

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Scheme of the Nuuksio National Park

10.07.2003, 14:30-15:30
Nuuksio National Park, from Haukkalampi to Kattila, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
From lake Haukkalampi I walked through the forest to Kattila at the northern edge of the National Park without seeing or hearing a bird. Only in Kattila itself the following bird species was observed.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1 at the bus stop.

10.07.2003, 16:30
Espoo (Esbo), Central Railway and Bus Station, Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20, near the railway station.

10.07.2003, 16:55
Tapiola (Hagalund), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species was observed.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
20, on a lawn in the town centre.

10.07.2003, 22:00
Otaniemi (Otnäs), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
16 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed at the water in front of the Radisson SAS Hotel.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
10, on the shore.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, on a landing-stage.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, swimming.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
3, on a landing-stage.

11.07.2003, 10:30
Helsinki, Lauttasaari (Drumsö), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
The following species were observed on the island from the bus.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba spec., Haustaube):
4, on a lawn.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
7, on a lawn.

11.07.2003, 11:30-12:00
Helsinki, Bokvillaninpuista (Park), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
I drove with the tram number 6 from the Central Railway Station to the final station Arabia in Toukola (Majstad). On the route to the shore I crossed the small park Bokvillaninpuista. There the following bird species were observed.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
1, on a lantern.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba spec., Haustaube):
1, on a lawn.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
5, flying.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, in a garden.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, on a lawn.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
2, in a garden.
Blue Tit (Parus caerúleus, Blaumeise):
2, on a pine.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, on a pine.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, in a garden.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, calling.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
1, in a garden.

11.07.2003, 12:00-14:20
Helsinki, Vanhankaupungin (Gammelstadsfjärden), Province Uusimaa/Nyland (Finland)
18 °C, overcast.
From the Bokvillaninpuista Park I walked to the shore of Vanhankaupungin (Gammelstadsfjärden). There I turned first northwards and then southwards up to the road Verkkosaarenki. – The following bird species were observed from the path along the shore.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
8 (at least), swimming.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
18, 8 adults and 10 pulli.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1, flying off from a freshwater pond.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
23, swimming.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
1, calling, in wasteland.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, 1 at the water's edge, two on a rubbish dump.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, at the water's edge.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
10, in a puddle.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1 ad., swimming.
Common Tern (Sterna hirúndo, Flußseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying over the water, plunge-diving.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
50 (at least), flying over the water.
Skylark (Aláuda arvénsis, Feldlerche):
1, singing
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10 (at least), flying along the shoreline.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
3, flying.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1 juv., with pinkish legs.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
3, on the path.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
6, 2 on the path, 4 on wasteland.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on wasteland.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
3, on the path or in shrubs.
Sedge Warbler (Acrocéphalus schoenobáenus, Schilfrohrsänger):
1, singing.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
2, singing, also seen.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
2, on wasteland.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
6, on wasteland.

 
     
 

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