04 May, 2008

Old roads from Hämeenlinna to Valkeakoski

During this spring I've been driving every evening Sunday to Hämeenlinna, to bring my younger son Roni to swimming school. When we drive back to home, we choose almost always the old roads instead of highway. It takes more time, but it's worth it - if you like the countryside scenery. And you will see definitely more birds along these old roads, like today.

Today the best spots were at the fields of Taljala and Kuurila villages in Kalvola. We found for example a flock of 35 Common Cranes (Grus grus), 14 Golden Plovers (Pluvialis apricaria) and the first Rook (Corvus frugilegus) for this year. Roni was especially happy because of the Golden Plovers, as he had never seen them before. And yes, they were really beautiful in sunset, unfortunately bit too far for photographing but close enough for scope.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Olli!! Pretty cool bird you get to see over there ;)