Tag Archives: Birdfinders

Review of the Year – 2015

2014 hadn’t been a great birding year for me, certainly as far as seeing new species goes, with only twelve species being added to the lifelist, and many of our trips were affected by either bad weather or illness. Before … Continue reading

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Return to Finland

Yikes. I’ve neglected my blog, and now I’ve got loads of stuff stacked up. Time clear the backlog… In May of 2014 Jem and I went on Birdfinders’ 4-day owl tour to Finland. Overall it was a great birding tour, … Continue reading

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Lesbos – Spring Birding

At the beginning of the year Jem and I decided that we wanted to go on a birding holiday to Austria. We chose one from Oriole Birding which fitted the bill nicely. Unfortunately, as we went ahead to book it, … Continue reading

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Finland (part 3 of 3)

I was excited about the plans for the final morning: going out around the Kuusamo area to look for, in particular, Hazelhen, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Red-flanked Bluetail, and possibly more. These constituted four of the five species I wanted … Continue reading

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Finland (part 2 of 3)

Day Three began with an early – though not quite as early as Day Two – drive back out to deep forest to look for Pygmy Owls. We found the nest box and Antti called for the male, with no … Continue reading

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Finland (part 1 of 3)

The problem with moving flat is that it takes up valuable blogging time! Jem and I have just moved, and with all the kerfuffle that goes along with that my Finland report has had to be put on the back-burner. … Continue reading

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