17 Mar 2009

Watery Wednesday N:o 27 - Lintuhavaintoja ... Bird sightings

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Menin tänään Helsingin Vanhan Kaupungin koskelle kuvaamaan. Siellä olikin jo muutamia vesilintumaailman tulokkaita.

Today I went to take pictures of the rapids where the river Vantaa runs out to the sea, which is situated in the Helsinki Old Town. A few newcomers had already arrived.


Telkkä uros ... A male Goldeneye


Hups! Sinne se sukelsi .... Oops! There he dived


Oli hänellä tyttöystäväkin mukana ... He had a girlfriend with him too


Oikeastaan kaksikin ja kun pitää kahta naarasta vikitellä niin siinä saakin niskojaan venytellä oikein kunnolla ... Two in fact and when you have to impress two females that means a lot of neck stretching


Näin myös tämän Isokoskelo uroksen ... I also saw this male Goosander


Tässä on Isokoskelo naaras ... This is a female Goosander


Urheilullinen tyttö, joka harrasti koskenlaskua ... A sporty girl, who enjoyed a rough water ride


Ei tahtonut herra Koskelo jäädä toiseksi ... Mr Goosander did not want to be left second


Nyt paikalle saapui kilpakosija ... Now a rival made his entry


Olihan siellä toki tuttuja sinisorsiakin ... Of course there were also familiar Mallards there


Nämä kaksi viihtyivätkin putouksen reunalla ... These two liked to reside at the edge of the water fall


Ylempänä vielä jäässä olevaa joenuomaa pitkin tallusteli tämä uros fasaani ... Further up stream, still frozen, this male Pheasant was strutting about


Minut huomattuaan sille tuli vähän kiire ... Having noticed me he got in a bit of a hurry

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24 comments:

Raven said...

What a beautiful series of photos - thanks for sharing them all - they are all great.

Guy D said...

All are excellent shots, my favourite is the one of the bridge and falls. Well done.

Have a great rest of the week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Mojo said...

I'd agree. The bridge with the falls below is a favorite. Or perhaps the pheasant. Tough to pick just one!

Today's Blah... said...

Hahah...I love the photos, as well as the story that goes with it. Impressive photos again Tarolino. I wouldn't even be able which is which of them.

Carletta said...

Lovely, lovely images!
I too really like the bridge and falls - beautiful shot!
The pheasant is a gorgeous creature and well captured.

My Watery Wednesday post is at Carletta’s Captures.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These were wonderful! Such beautiful ducks and such a nice variety of them. I really like that shot of the two ducks on top of the falls. Too cute!

Will said...

Great shots! I especially like the one of the ducks at the top of the falls. I enjoyed the pheasants too because we don't see much of them anymore around here.

Jan said...

Wonderful captures. I've never seen a Goldeneye or a Goosander. It's good to learn. You certainly are a great photographer.

Marites said...

beautiful pictures, i just love those bird pics. It's wonderful to see them about probably after hiding somewhere during winter:)

Bryan said...

Great photos, and amusing comments too! I especially like those last two photos of the Pheasant.

hpy said...

Hauska tarina kavelystasi. Siella nakyi tosiaan aika paljon erilaisia lintuja, eika pelkastaan vanhanaikainen Herra Sinisorsa. Fasaani on hieno valkoist alunta vastaan.

Dirk said...

Great bird pictures, well done and thanks for sharing!

chrome3d said...

Siellähän riitti jos jonkun näköistä siivekästä. Fasaanit on aina hauskoja ja noi jutut teki niistä vielä hassumpia.

Jane said...

Some great shots, nice blog too. You don't have to be sorry either its nice to see action shots.

the buddhess said...

Wow, I like those goldeneye and the sporty girl on the rough waters. How amazing that you could capture these moments. Very beautiful critters on your waters.

Zilga said...

Hauskanhienot kuvasarjat olet taasen koonnut tänne sivuillesi. Minun käy joskus kateeksi (ei oikeasti) kun meillä ei ole vielä yhtään avovettä, eikä niin monipuolisia maisemia. No katsotaan kun annetaan kevään vielä varttua :)

Judy said...

i think the go;deneye is just so handsome!! and the shot where he dives is so funny, i had to laugh! funny when he is working so hard to impress the ladies, and neither of them are looking at him!
i really think the female goosander is the prettier of the pair!! but i guess she would blend in with the grasses better, and hide her on the nest.
and to be that close to a pheasant!!!

storyteller's other blog said...

What a wonderful series of photos today ... I loved the antics of the first few birds and appreciated your commentary for each. I love learning the names of various unfamiliar water fowl! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

George said...

What a wonderful sequence of pictures. I really like the pictures you got of the Goldeneye.

Lindab said...

Gorgeous shot, all of them. The pheasant in movement in the last shot is superb. And my stomach lurched when I scrolled down and found myself going over the edge of the waterfall!

Tammie Lee said...

You really captured some beautiful birds. The running pheasant it is really fun!

Taj_maan said...

Amazing those guys survived! BEautiful winter set!

viennadaily said...

Lol at the first shot! I m not familiar with birds but you have a lovely bunch!

Carrizo said...

Are there nearby some sales, when the pheasant is in hurry? LOL. Great shots all.