Spring and Summer 2012 in Finland

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Post by Olga » June 19th, 2012, 11:55 pm

Manu wrote:@Olga. So nice pictures of the "wet" quirrel :laugh:

We have rebuilt last year the front of the house and now the sparrows have discovered that they can nest in the new shutters. Now a pair of sparrows nests in the window of our bedroom and I don't open this window :rotf: . And the make a lot of noise and my husband isn't amused :whistling:
Nice to hear! They are sweet birds! I know a lady here (she is our trimmer, for Nanu and Nappu!) who has helped sparrows to nest around her house, in her garden, every where! I love to see how good those sparrows look! There are 30-40 sparrows at best.. :laugh:

Thanks Manu! I have watched today a Tree sparrow feeding three chicks! I also got a little video of one of the chicks - (it is not yet in youtube)
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Post by macdoum » June 20th, 2012, 12:01 am

Manu,Olga, Its very nice to hear that sparrows nests are plentiful. Though,outside the bedroom wondow...Hmm noisy.. luckily the nesting period doesn't last long. :mrgreen:
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Post by Olga » June 20th, 2012, 12:02 am

I saw Baby face today! :loveshower:



..and a Woodpecker parent with one of the chicks! This was the first time I saw a chick so close this summer. :loveshower:

The parent appeared first and soon afterwards the chick followed her..

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Post by Olga » June 20th, 2012, 12:25 am

The Tree sparrow chick.

Her/his siblings, three chicks and a parent were sitting and making sparrow singing on the little branch for one second before I pushed the camera on:

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Post by Manu » June 20th, 2012, 1:04 am

macdoum wrote:Though,outside the bedroom wondow...Hmm noisy.. luckily the nesting period doesn't last long. :mrgreen:
I hope so :mrgreen:

Thanks Olga for this nice video from woodpecker and chick. Wow, woodpecker was so close and clear by your cam. Great :thumbs: ...

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Post by Olga » June 20th, 2012, 11:41 pm

Hello!

Squirrel pup, a Grayish one at 16:30:



The second pup, at 17:00, a Reddish one:



:loveshower: Great tit pups I mean chicks visited as a group today. Their parents did not feed them anymore. But they seemingly can eat on their own!
I am sorry that camera is so noisy, but I preferred to save some of the chirping of the baby Great tits.

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Post by Manu » June 21st, 2012, 12:01 am

I love the sound of the great tit. We have also great tits in our garden and I love to watch them.

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 12:20 am

Manu, the same here. In winter it seemed that there are less Great tits than in the previous year. They are very cute! Blue tits have also been nesting, but perhaps they feed their chicks with some other food for the moment (flies etc??) but not with nuts - only adult Bluet tits visit daily, but not as many as in the spring.
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Tomorrow I'll add some screen shots of the of the WP chick and squirrels, and of course of the Great tit chicks, they look just fun, so 'helpless' - Mom! Mom!..te-te-te-I am starving, gimmi gimmi gimmi.. :cry: but they are not. And the parent just takes a nut for herself and flies away, her/his baby cries after food, but no.. they have to learn to eat on their own :laugh:
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Post by Manu » June 21st, 2012, 12:24 am

Olga wrote: Mom! Mom!..te-te-te-I am starving, gimmi gimmi gimmi.. :cry:
Yes, you're so right :rotf: , it sounds like this :mrgreen: .

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:13 am

:thumbs: some pictures from the videos of the WP chick on 19th June

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:16 am

Baby face (2 years old male)

19th June:


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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:20 am

The squirrel pups from yesterday. I just suppose that they are two individuals, the first one is more reddish and the second one more grayish - the grayish one has also darkish 'spot' over the nose.


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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:23 am

Some pics more of the 'gray fur' with a dark spot on the nose:

From the video of yesterday:

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:26 am

The Great tit family on a trip at the feeder yesterday:

20th June:

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:27 am

..continues

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 9:29 am

The last four screen captures form the video from yesterday:

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Post by Tuula » June 21st, 2012, 8:24 pm

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h34 ... /x-007.jpg

Olgalla successful image. Squirrel and the great tit. :)

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 10:19 pm

Tuula wrote:http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h34 ... /x-007.jpg

Olgalla successful image. Squirrel and the great tit. :)
Hello, Tuula! Thank you :wave: Wellcome to the forum! :gathering:

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Today it has been a great day here, so beautiful and a lot of happenings in the the garden. The first visitor was our two years old Baby face, one of my favorites:


Baby face at 8:10

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the video of Baby face on the next post:
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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 10:21 pm

Baby face on the 21st June at 8:10 in the morning:

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Post by Olga » June 21st, 2012, 10:25 pm

..the next visitor was 'Spot nosed' pup at 8:50

..of course there is not a real 'spot' on his nose, but there is some little area where the fur is darker than the fur on elsewhere on his little face..



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He went inside the feeder to go on his breakfast:
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