Yesterday I skipped my lunch and made a short trip to nearby Viinikanlahti bay in Tampere. About an hour earlier I got an SMS from Lintutiedotus, the Finnish rare bird alert system, telling me that there is a Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus). And so it was, standing in the pier. Juvenile bird, nice to see for a while. I met also couple of local birders, so the social aspect of birding got also some attention.
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) in Viinikanlahti, Tampere 1.11.2010