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Winter birding in Finland 2009

A small collection of very interesting birds and impressions photographed on a trip to northern Finland in late march 2009.
I visited the the Neljän Tuulen Tupa lodge in Kaamanen NW Ivalo and the Oulu/Liminka-area where I got invaluable assistance of Jari Peltomäki from Finnature. Temperature during my trip was well below zero with a minimum of -27 degrees Celius one morning at Kaamanen.
The Great Grey Owl near Tornio attracted many birdwatchers as well as photographers. During late winter the owl arrived nearly every afternoon to be fed with mouse as well as small pieces of meat. During this very cold period with hard cover of snow this feeding probably contributed to survival of the bird.
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Sunrise outside our cabin in Ranua
Sunrise outside our cabin in Ranua
In Ranua Ice-cave together with Jan
In Ranua Ice-cave together with Jan
Ice-formation
Ice-formation
Genuine finnish loghouse noth of Pudasjärvi
Genuine finnish loghouse noth of Pudasjärvi
Feel like taking a cold bath? This is the place!
Feel like taking a cold bath? This is the place!
When is best time for playing golf?  Always in Rovaniemi....preparing winter green before putting
When is best time for playing golf? Always in Rovaniemi....preparing winter green before putting
3 meter high ice-bottle in Rovaniemi
3 meter high ice-bottle in Rovaniemi
Snow house (with ice-bar) in Rovaniemi
Snow house (with ice-bar) in Rovaniemi
No cars, good road and no reindeer in sight - it does not help when finnish police have radar.....
No cars, good road and no reindeer in sight - it does not help when finnish police have radar.....
-10 degrees Celius and Northern lights (aurora borealis) near Kaamanen - Finland
-10 degrees Celius and Northern lights (aurora borealis) near Kaamanen - Finland
My car parked in Kaamanen and VERY low temperature!
My car parked in Kaamanen and VERY low temperature!
When is the best time to go bird-watching ?
When is the best time to go bird-watching ?
Do you prefer a cold or warm holiday? Jan-Michael at Kaamanen in -25 degrees Celcius.
Do you prefer a cold or warm holiday? Jan-Michael at Kaamanen in -25 degrees Celcius.
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Subadult male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Subadult male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeaks - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeaks - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Male Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female (young male??) Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Female (young male??) Pine Grosbeak - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay at bird feeder - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay at bird feeder - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Jay - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Siberian Tit - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll at feeder - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Common Redpoll at feeder - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Arctic Redpoll - Neljän Tuulen Tupa - Kaamanen
Neljän Tuulen Tupa Café
Neljän Tuulen Tupa Café
Neljän Tuulen Tupa loghouse - Kaamanen
Neljän Tuulen Tupa loghouse - Kaamanen
Happy Kaamanen children (towed by snow-mobile)
Happy Kaamanen children (towed by snow-mobile)
Yes......This the place we have been looking for!
Yes......This the place we have been looking for!
Icefall near Utsjoki
Icefall near Utsjoki
House near Utsjoki
House near Utsjoki
Very slippery roads along Tana River (border between Norway & Finland)
Very slippery roads along Tana River (border between Norway & Finland)
Driving south in Lapland - backlight and icy roads....
Driving south in Lapland - backlight and icy roads....
Frost in my cabin window - Ranua
Frost in my cabin window - Ranua
A perfect way of bringing your cameragear in snowy conditions.....(and it will save your back)
A perfect way of bringing your cameragear in snowy conditions.....(and it will save your back)
Jari Peltomäki - famous finnish birdphotographer
Jari Peltomäki - famous finnish birdphotographer
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
A rodents worst nightmare.......
A rodents "worst nightmare".......
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl with mouse - Tornio
Great Gray Owl with mouse - Tornio
Great Gray Owl feeding on meat- Tornio
Great Gray Owl feeding on meat- Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - The last evening light - Tornio
Great Gray Owl - The last evening light - Tornio
Great Gray Owl at sunset - Tornio
Great Gray Owl at sunset - Tornio
Barrie Britton - Cameraman at BBC Wildlife Film - waiting for a Hawk Owl
Barrie Britton - Cameraman at BBC Wildlife Film - waiting for a Hawk Owl
Hawk Owl - Liminka/Silkajoki
Hawk Owl - Liminka/Silkajoki
Fredi Devas - producer at BBC wildlife film (and PhD Baboon-specialist...)
Fredi Devas - producer at BBC wildlife film (and PhD Baboon-specialist...)
Short after snowfall - Liminka Finland
Short after snowfall - Liminka Finland
Sitting at the bog in heavy snowfall
Sitting at the bog in heavy snowfall
Greater Woodpecker - Liminka
Greater Woodpecker - Liminka
Willow Tit in snowfall - Liminka
Willow Tit in snowfall - Liminka
Blue Tit in snowfall - Liminka
Blue Tit in snowfall - Liminka
Yellowhammer - Liminka
Yellowhammer - Liminka
4WD does not always work - Jari trying to free the wheels of his Toyota
4WD does not always work - Jari trying to free the wheels of his Toyota
My Black Grouse hide together with BBC filmteam
My Black Grouse hide together with BBC filmteam
Waiting in my hide for the Black grouse to arrive just after sunrise (-18 degrees celcius)
Waiting in my hide for the Black grouse to arrive just after sunrise (-18 degrees celcius)
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting - keep your head low...
Black grouses fighting - keep your head low...
Black grouse morning exercise....
Black grouse morning exercise....
Male Black Grouse
Male Black Grouse
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses fighting
Black grouses warming up....
Black grouses warming up....
The pack-ice in golf of Botnia
The pack-ice in golf of Botnia
Going with the ferry from Waasa to Umeå (Sweden)
Going with the ferry from Waasa to Umeå (Sweden)