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Corinna



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Finally going to get to Finland! Reply with quote

Hi Karri and all who know me
EB and Malcolm particularly

I am finally going to Finland - next May - its a trip by Shetland Wildlife - who (if you folloe my blog) I have been to Shetland each end Sept/early october with since 2009.

I had hoped to make this trip but due to Council duties and electoral stuff hadn't beem able to - but next year the Mayor making is early and so I can go!

Hooray - owls standby!

This trip is 7 nights in Finland and 5 nights in Northern Norway then another in Finland!
for Karri and anyone who knows-
Oulo (3)F
Kuusamo (3)F
Ivalo(1)F
Batsfjord (2)N
Vardo (3)N
back to Ivalo (1)F

More another time! Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Finally going to get to Finland! Reply with quote

Cheerio! Very much what I did six years ago, except we had less time. Good choice!
Corinna wrote:
Oulo (3)F
Kuusamo (3)F
Ivalo(1)F
Batsfjord (2)N
Vardo (3)N
back to Ivalo (1)F
Kuusamo is the bluetail area (especially Konttainen Mountain, which is easily reached). Remember that there's no night that time of year. In Finland mosquito repellent or protective clothing is needed, there are myriads of these little whiners. In Norwegian side they are not problem, due to the vicinity of Arctic Sea - which on the other hand means that climate is rather cool (warm clothing needed).
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Corinna



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karri

I remember that trip now!

Quite forgotten it-will re-read it with renewed interest.

We are going from end May beginning June- apparently before the mossies!
Lets hope!

Thought it sounded a brilliant trip glad you have confirmed it!

Seen a few RFBT (Tarsiger cyanurus) since your trip - but dont think I'll ever get enough of them!

Cheers

C

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corinna wrote:
Seen a few RFBT (Tarsiger cyanurus) since your trip - but dont think I'll ever get enough of them!
Bah, when you've seen one RFBT, you've seen' em all.. or then I am colourblind Roll on the floor laughing

By the way, I can pronounce tripit and sprawk, but how do you pronounce rfbt Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
Corinna wrote:
Seen a few RFBT (Tarsiger cyanurus) since your trip - but dont think I'll ever get enough of them!
Bah, when you've seen one RFBT, you've seen' em all.. or then I am colourblind Roll on the floor laughing

By the way, I can pronounce tripit and sprawk, but how do you pronounce rfbt Mr. Green


Oh I have missed you! lol! Laughing

I was enabling others to understand which bird I was speaking about - not everyone here knows the birds latin names! Rolling Eyes
Not sure I know how to pronounce RFBT myself except to say the letters very quickly. Shocked

Well Mr Orange - I am not colour blind so I will see as many as can be delivered. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tarsiger cyanurus -
Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-flanked Bluetail
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According to the BTO - Number in Britain: 1 record/year
http://blx1.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob11130.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2011 about 10 plus individuals
2010 - there were many in the autumn - 25 records about! cant remember if there were any in the Spring that year.


They have got more regular - just want to find my own! Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - the BTO site is a bit out of date!
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 34

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:24 am    Post subject: To go to Karwin land Reply with quote

Hi its here the day I get to travel to Karri land!
Yes just need to get the cab to Heathrow- flight to helsinski at 7.30 arrive their (Your) time 12.20 or so - then its another flight to Oulu. Then the birding will really begin!

Very Happy


Trip as above.
I'll post my blog link here later when the trip report is written unless its still playing up- the blogger server that is!

Hope you all havealovely time with nest boxes- still love to drop in and out EB and Malcolm!
Very attached at mo to Peregrines on CXhospital you can awatch it on wildlife whisperer site. Thats a great place!
Cheers
Talons crossed for some lifers and owls and woodpeckers and Grosbeaks and ducks and .......
Cool

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: To go to Karwin land Reply with quote

Corinna wrote:
Hi tomorrow is the day I get to travel to Karri land!
Yes just need to get the cab to Heathrow- flight to Helsinki at 7.30 arrive their (Your) time 12.20 or so - then its another flight to Oulu. Then the birding will really begin!

Very Happy


Trip as above.
I'll post my blog link here later when the trip report is written unless its still playing up- the blogger server that is!

Hope you all havealovely time with nest boxes- still love to drop in and out EB and Malcolm!
Very attached at mo to Peregrines on CXhospital you can awatch it on wildlife whisperer site. Thats a great place!
Cheers
Talons crossed for some lifers and owls and woodpeckers and Grosbeaks and ducks and .......
Cool

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: To go to Karwin land Reply with quote

Corinna wrote:
Hi its here the day I get to travel to Karri land!

Tervetuloa!

I've been recording birds lately. One week ago I recorded Strix uralensis (ural owl) at about 20 metres distance - did not go closer as it can be dangerous on its nesting place. Last Saturday I recorded Carpodacus erythrinus (rosefinch) from three metres. Two days ago I recorded Ficedula parva (red-breasted flycatcher) some kilometres away from my house.

Beware of the north - there's no night this time of year - so You don't have to sleep at all!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: To go to Karwin land Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
Corinna wrote:
Hi its here the day I get to travel to Karri land!

Tervetuloa! - Thank you!
Beware of the north - there's no night this time of year - so You don't have to sleep at all!


That warning unfortunately had no effect- didnt get much sleep! lol
Quite correct though Karwin.

Glad to know you have been recording!

Iwas planning on going to WWT Barnes for an event today- will be staying here on my sofa - sport will be on and I will be down loading photos-shattered.
Brilliant trip - fantastic birding - wonderful country- lovely people but I missed you, Karri!
Will be back!
C Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Breeding Ruff Reply with quote

Here are some breeding ruff



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice photos of a bird with no voice (a blind bird recorder friend managed to record ruff!). The whites tend to be the kings on their playing grounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
Nice photos of a bird with no voice (a blind bird recorder friend managed to record ruff!). The whites tend to be the kings on their playing grounds.


as seems here
Black Ruff v Brown Ruff = Black Ruff won
Black Ruff vwhite ruff= White Ruff won

then the White and the lack Ruff settled down near the female - all quiet!lol


Ill post some more pics later!

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