27 December 2014

Swans and a dipper







Out walking 9.12.2014.

Still a lot of whooper swans and Canada geese
on Lake Matalajärvi. All very far away.

My first dipper sighting this winter in Bemböle.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
I'd Rather B Birdin'
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/12/camera-critters-351.html


http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/12/saturdays-critters-54.html

74 comments:

  1. I love the pretty swans but my favorite is the Dipper. It looks so different than the Dipper I see here.. Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today.! I wish you and your family a happy New Year! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! I wish you a wonderful New Year 2015!

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  2. Beautiful swans, Gunilla.
    My favorite picture 5 with the dipper.
    Best regards, Irma

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  3. the dipper is a beautiful thing!

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  4. I enjoy your fine pictures, G


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  5. How lovely to see a Dipper in the middle of winter. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The dippers come to winter here from the north and from Russia.

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  6. That dipper is handsome! It certainly outshines those in North America.

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  7. The swans are beautiful! Also, I enjoyed your shots of the dipper; we don't see dippers in our area.

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  8. Så vackert röda björkarna är. Märkligt att strömstaren inte fryser när den hålls i det kalla vattnet. Underbara bilder!

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    1. Tack Ulla! Fåglarna ser inte ut att tycka att vattnet är kallt, men jag vågar inte simma i det. :-)

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  9. The Whooper Swans and a Dipper is excellent, thank you for that.

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  10. Great pics, Gunilla. Have a wonderful New Years!
    ~

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  11. These are wonderful shots !
    Have a happy weekend !

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  12. Pretty swans, Gunilla. The dipper is super!

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  13. Wonderful photos of the Dipper, great luck to see so close.

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  14. Oh be still my heart..........to have that many swans in one photo. My goodness you've created a monstrous jealous lady here in Texas!

    And the Dipper is marked pretty,

    Thanks for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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    1. Thank you Anni! They have probably migrated by now. We've had a cold week and the lake is probably frozen over now.

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  15. Ps....Gunilla thanks for the encouraging comment on Hootin' Anni's today also. I hope that when you get your photo project done, you can share what you've done.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I think I need a bigger memory card for the frame in case I ever get that far...

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  16. vad trevligt att du hittat en strömstare. Jag har ännu inte sett någon här.

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    1. Tack Monica! Det är den enda jag har sett tills vidare.

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  17. It looks mild with you - good weather for the swans! Just stopping by to wish you a fantastic 2015!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! It was mild for most of December, but Christmas week has been cold. I wish you a Happy New Year!

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  18. Great sightings! Lovely swans and dipper! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I hope your Christmas was great as well.

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  19. Marvelous sightings today Gunilla. I have swans in my post today.

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    1. Thank you Denise! I loved your swan photos.

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  20. Wonderful sighting and images!! So nice to see the dipper!!

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  21. The dipper looks very striking , can't say that I have ever seen one before. That is the wonderful thing about all the posts and photos that we all share, we get to see wonderful images from all corners of the world. Happy new year Gunilla.

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  22. Dearest Gunilla; Oh, sweet flock of swans♡♡♡ And such an adorable birdie dipper is,color contrast of white chest is brown is gorgeous♪♪♪

    Dear friend, I DO hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and will have blessed Holiday Season for coming 2015!!!
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you, dear Miyako! I wish you a Happy New Year 2015!

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  23. Kävin kylässä kattelemassa kauniita kuvia! :)

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    1. Kiitos Timo! Tervetuloa uudelleen. :-)

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  24. Vau, koskikara! Eipä ole täällä näkynyt, pitääkin käydä vähän useammin koskella.

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    1. Kiitos! En nähnyt koskikaraa vielä Vantaankoskella, vaikka sielläkin yleensä niitä on.

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  25. Always good to see the Whoopers and a super looking Dipper. Hope you had a great Christmas

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    1. Thank you Adam! I hope you had a great Christmas as well.

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  26. Så vakre fuglebilder, Gunilla!

    Godt nytt år!

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    1. Tack, Marit! Ett riktigt gott nytt år till dig och din familj!

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  27. I love swans, they are so beautiful and elegant !

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  28. Mange spennende fugler du har fotografert! Vi henger foreløpig ut vinduet men må vel snart utvide radiusen og søke opp andre fugler andre steder :-)) God romjul!

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  29. Så vackert att titta på! Gott Nytt År Gunilla!

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  30. I always love your swans and the dipper you have there is so much larger and colorful than our slate gray ones we have here. Great capture!

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    1. Thank you very much! I love the dipper.

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  31. We were warm here the last week and lots of geese moving about and still on the lake across the street. Great images.

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  32. Love the swans and the scenery and am in awe that you got such a great picture of the dipper. I see them fairly often, but never have been able to get a picture.

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    1. Thank you Sallie! The dipper was more patient with me than they usually are. :-)

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  33. Elegant swans and cute dipper.
    Thanks for dropping by.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  34. Hi! Beautiful captures. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Minoru! A Happy New Year to you as well!

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  35. I've never seen a dipper before, it looks smart. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I think the dipper is the only bird that comes to winter in Finland.

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