04 October 2014

Lake Matalajärvi








Lake Matalajärvi, Espoo, 30.7.2014.

I often see great crested grebes and Canada geese
at Lake Matalajärvi. I've seen grey herons too, but
they're usually far away on the other side of the
lake. This time I was very lucky because one flew
over the lake near the birding tower.

I'm linking to
I'd Rather B Birdin'
Scenic Weekends




66 comments:

  1. Stille og vakkert, fine bilder og fugler.
    God helg.

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  2. All lovely birds to see however that Heron shot is superb. thanks for comment today. Make sure you see the Giraffe today, I think you will like them. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Have a lovely week.

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  3. Hi Gunilla,
    Beautiful pictures of all birds.
    The flying heron is sublime.
    I wish you a very good weekend.

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  4. Hi Gunilla,
    The Heron in flight is a delight! I see Great Blue Heron here. Enjoy your weekend. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. I wonder is a heron a hero or a heroin.

    Haha...

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    1. Thank you! It will remain a mystery.

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  6. Nice shot of the heron in flight!

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  7. A big lake and big birds in the shape of Canada Geese there Gunilla. the geese make the grebe look tiny but I know it's not.

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  8. What a lovely lake! Beautiful shots Gunilla. Your water birds must be such a joy to see!

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  9. Gunilla, beautiful captures! Have a great weekend.

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  10. Eine sehr schöne Idylle am See.....super Photos...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  11. Love them all, especially the Great Crested Grebes, superb.

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  12. Greetings Gunilla, you have captured some lovely birds on the lake. I have enjoyed your photos, thank you :)

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  13. Looks like a great birding spot! Lovely heron in flight shot.

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  14. A wonderful area and a place to stay.

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  15. The Crested Grebes are so special, I've never seen them in person. Great shot of the heron in flight, too, and the other birds.

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  16. Such a perfect area of 'scenic weekend'!! And your bird variety is super too....love the heron in flight...shows off its beautiful color patterns.

    Thanks for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Always appreciated!!

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  17. Wonderful shots! A beautiful place! I love the second photo - it is really amazing!

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  18. Nice variety! I love the Grebes and the Heron.. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Have a great week!

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  19. We have the Canada geese here and Blue Heron here as well. Small world!! Each Spring a pair of Canada Geese return to our place on the river and start their family. Now they are practicing for the long flight south. Thanks for sharing this pic.

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    1. Thank you Mary! We have a lot of barnacle geese, but we're getting more Canada geese too.

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  20. Dear Gunilla,
    the 2nd picture is wonderful, love it!!!
    Have a nice evening,
    moni

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    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! Enjoy your evening.

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  21. Great shots. My favorite is the heron in flight.

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  22. Wunderschön - eine idyllische Lage, die zum Entspannen lädt. Wünsche dir einen guten Start in die Woche.

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    1. Vielen Dank, liebe Inge! Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche. LG Gunilla

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  24. Oh such nice birds; that's a great spot for viewing. Gorgeous flight shot!

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  25. What a pretty lake and birds.

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  26. Beautiful to see the geese enjoying the lake!

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  27. Lovely! That second shot is fantastic!

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  28. Yes, delicious birds, the more beautiful the flight, lovely photos !!

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  29. Matalajärvi näyttää todella matalalta, eli sait aika kivan kuvakulman järveen.
    Upeat kuvat !!

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  30. Very nice as you can shoot! Flying blue heron

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