Short twitching trip with my sons this evening to lake Ahtialanjärvi, about 15 kilometers NW from home. There was Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avocetta), a beautiful wader that I had never seen in my regular birding area. I've seen lot's of Pied Avocets abroad, but as it's a rarity here - it's somehow very different. It's always nice to see rarities here at home, they are like candies compared to common birds you see every day.
In addition to Avocet, there was lot's of birds in Ahtialanjärvi as usual, like Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), 2 Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus), Common Cranes (Grus grus), lots of waterfowls, and many more. Nice evening!