Spring and summer in Finland 2013

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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2013, 10:09 pm

Today:

It has been a terrible weather, snowfall! Not warmer.. not yet.. :(
It looked like this:
Birds were singing though. And Nappu and Nanu making noise.



I should have tools to make sharper videos.. :unsure: The snow fall does not look good in youtube, I should have e g Quicktime player pro (youtube gives an advise..)
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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2013, 10:12 pm

Paula today:

She behaved exactly in the same way as yesterday. She sat and waited on the roof and climbed back down as soon as I had changed fresh water on the pot.



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Post by vainamoinen » April 8th, 2013, 10:16 pm

Olga wrote:Today:

It has been a terrible weather, snowfall! Not warmer.. not yet.. :(
It looked like this:
Birds were singing though. And Nappu and Nanu making noise.



I should have tools to make sharper videos.. :unsure: The snow fall does not look good in youtube, I should have e g Quicktime player pro (youtube gives an advise..)
It's interesting video. Singing bird is a Song Thrush. We have no observation of this species in Latvia this year but you live further north!

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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2013, 10:29 pm

:rolleyes: Thank you, vainamoinen, for telling! I believed that it was a Blackbird!

But what could be the birds calling on the video taken in the darkness, on the previous page - some prey bird I guess.. :D
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Post by vainamoinen » April 8th, 2013, 10:38 pm

Olga wrote::rolleyes: Thank you, vainamoinen, for telling! I believed that it was a Blackbird!

But what could be the birds calling on the video taken in the darkness, on the previous page - some prey bird I guess.. :D
No, it repeat each phrase two times. It's typical for Song thrush.

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Post by vainamoinen » April 8th, 2013, 10:43 pm

Birds, which are calling in the darkness are pair of Tawny owl. Hooting is voice of the male, but "kwick" from the female.

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 8th, 2013, 10:48 pm

Olga wrote::rolleyes: Thank you, vainamoinen, for telling! I believed that it was a Blackbird!

But what could be the birds calling on the video taken in the darkness, on the previous page - some prey bird I guess.. :D
vainamoinen wrote:No, it repeat each phrase two times. It's typical for Song thrush.
This is interesting to read, as I saw a fieldfare (picture in Birds, birds, birds) on Saturday and Sunday here, and I took notice of it because it was singing, and it was singing like a Blackbird! (at least what I know of a Blackbird song).

Olga, I hope the snow will now finally go away and it will be warmer soon! Nice to see your squirrels have found the way back to the feeding place!
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Post by vainamoinen » April 8th, 2013, 10:57 pm

This is interesting to read, as I saw a fieldfare (picture in Birds, birds, birds) on Saturday and Sunday here, and I took notice of it because it was singing, and it was singing like a Blackbird! (at least what I know of a Blackbird song).

Olga, I hope the snow will now finally go away and it will be warmer soon! Nice to see your squirrels have found the way back to the feeding place![/quote]

Hmm, in fact fieldfare don,t have really song, only burst of a rather unpleasant voices.

Example of a Song Thrush
http://www.ornitofaunistika.com/lvp/bal ... kmanis.mp3

and a blackbird
http://www.ornitofaunistika.com/lvp/bal ... elmins.mp3

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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2013, 11:16 pm

vainamoinen wrote:Birds, which are calling in the darkness are pair of Tawny owl. Hooting is voice of the male, but "kwick" from the female.
Aah!! Thank you! This is so a good news, thanks again. :thumbs: I had a 'picture of Tawny owls' (Klaara and Klaus) :loveshower: in my mind, but I could not be sure. Their voices sounded familiar. I wish they have their nest somewhere further from here ( be cause of the house that will be build here in next summer!).
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Post by Margossa » April 10th, 2013, 3:15 am

Dear Olga :hi:
Thank you for fantastic movies with Paula. :bow:
She is very pretty squirrel. I love all squirrels. They are so cute.
Thank you also for video of night. It was interesting to hear Tawny Owl voices.
Thank you for song Trush. It was wonderful.
I hope the spring will be soon when birds so beautiful sang in your area.
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Greetings to you, Nanu and Nappu and for all on Squirrel Hill.

*** Thank you vainamoinen for the informations about birds. :bounce:

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Post by macdoum » April 11th, 2013, 7:40 pm

Hello Olga,I hope the snow melts soon.!
Here in E. France today we have 18° and rain. Such a change,but the birds are very happy.
The two squirrels are still here in our garden ( they make many trips to other gardens all around )
Yesterday my husband watched one jumping from a spruce tree in one corner of the house,to the guttering. He then ran around the other side of the house to the front.
There is a Bi-coloured Maple tree growing there. The squirrel went to eat the new buds on a branch. Then he took the same 'road' back to the spruce. :nod:
They seem very happy in our gardens. Our nextdoor neighbour sees the more than we do....his kitchen window looks over here.

I hope you are recovering well Olga ? Hugs to you. :D
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Post by Olga » April 13th, 2013, 9:02 pm

:wave: Thanks for the squirrel news, macdoum! 18 + degrees there, I envy you!

At last the spring seems to have begunon Squirrel! Last night: no frost! The temperature was +2+3 degrees!

Today have Wood pigeons returned. I saw six of them searching sun flower seeds on the parking place. They have flown several times around the Squirrel hill, such big and beautiful birds. Let's hope that they feel home here..
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Post by Felis silvestris » April 14th, 2013, 10:53 pm

Good to see the spring also slowly reaches the northern parts of Europe! :wave:
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Post by Olga » April 16th, 2013, 10:33 am

Today we will have +10 decrees!

Here Paula yesterday:



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Post by Margossa » April 16th, 2013, 7:06 pm

:hi:
Thank you Olga for your movies of Paula. :loveshower:
She's lovely.
Thank you also for news from Squirrel Hill.
I saw on your videos that the snow in your garden was slowly melted.
I'm happy that spring came back. :2thumbsup:

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 16th, 2013, 7:20 pm

Olga wrote:Today we will have +10 decrees!
Very good, that will melt the snow! :thumbs:
Nice videos of Paula!
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Post by Olga » April 16th, 2013, 9:22 pm

To guess who! :D

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Post by Olga » April 16th, 2013, 9:25 pm

Oh yes, you are right, it's Paula herself:

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Post by Manu » April 16th, 2013, 10:06 pm

Nice to hear spring arrive on Squirrel Hill too :loveshower: .
What beautiful pictures of Paula you made. She's so lovely :loveshower: .

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Post by alice44 » April 16th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Really lovely pictures of Paula.

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