16 September, 2009

Tromping around for passerines

This evening I was birding with Petro. We tromped around for passerines in the fields of Sääksmäki and Ritvala in Valkeakoski. Heavy rain showers disturbed us, but still we managed to find something.

This time the best area was definately Kalsorinvainio - Uitto - Pirjonnurmi from where we found about 30 Meadow Pipits (Anthus pratensis), 3 Skylarks (Alauda arvensis), 5 Reed Buntings (Emberiza schoeniclus), 1 Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus), 1 Great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) and 1 female Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus), which was coursing around the fields.

So, nothing really special but still I was pleased, it was good to get out after hard day at work.

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