|Amur Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis) in Lahti Finland. Photo credits to Micha Fager|
Personally I could not leave to Lahti not untill Sunday. I arrived there with Risto Vilpas just some 15 minutes before the bird had disappeared, flying high over the forest to west... Next four hours we stomped around the huge dumping place, desperately seeking this small bird. Finally we got the rare bird alert - the bird had returned to the original place. But... when we got back there, it had again left, this time already probably to some sleeping place... So we got dipped out, and it really felt bitter...
|Sunday afternoon, disappointed twitchers... Photo Olli Haukkovaara|
Fortunately the bird stayed there and we managed get back on Tuesday morning. The Amur Wagtail had just arrived and there it was, we got very good look on it when it was feeding in waterfront of small pond. Even though this was not an actual lifer, it was really cool to see a bird that flew to Finland from China :)