05 May 2012

Observations of Spring On Uutela Recreation Area

May 2012

Did a quick visit by bicycle on Uutela Recreation Area (in Vuosaari suburb of Helsinki). Wanted to see how Spring on the coast had progressed. Had high hopes to catch some birdies by a camera lens, too.

Weather was cold; cloudy and misty. It had rained the whole night. Especially visibility and lightness through camera lens was poor.

Tarmac was wet while bicycled. There were awful lot of worms on bicycle lanes. Soon after noticed loads of snails crossing a sandy road. They were not in a great hurry.

Saw a few species of birds. Didn't want to disturb their life too much so stayed in some distance from them. Due to distance and poor visibility, had to use higher ISO in the camera. Noticed later that there was some noise in the photos, mostly visible when cropping some photos.

Some species seen for the very first time of this season: few Sandpipers and lots of Swallows.

Old tree

Protected area

Coming home

Mrs Chaffinch

Mr Chaffinch

A Common Sandpiper

Heading out

A Merganser surrounded by Swallows

A Barn Swallow

A shy Swan getting company


New gras

New water plant

Birch trees getting new leaves

Lunch time!

Speedy crossing

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