In the Sibelius Forest

The Sibelius Forest (Sibeliuksen mestä) lies just to the north of Hämeenlinna, the Finnish town where the composer Sibelius grew up. A nature trail follows places where he liked to walk in his youth and was inspired to compose pieces such as Finlandia, which gave the Finns their memorable national anthem. The climax of the walk comes at the top where a rocky outcrop gives a spectacular view onto Lake Aulanko far below. Today a family of black-throated divers could be seen on the lake and woodpeckers could be heard drumming. Pine trees held crested tits and some other shy passerines which remained unidentified. Another rich habitat is along the lakeshore near the car park for the Forest, where birds included a Lesser Whitethroat and a Tree Pipit.

Posted by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews, August 05, 2021 06:42 PM

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Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

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stephenmatthews

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August 5, 2021 10:22 PM HKT

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Lesser Whitethroat (Curruca curruca)

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stephenmatthews

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August 5, 2021 11:44 PM HKT

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Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)

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stephenmatthews

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August 5, 2021 11:38 PM HKT

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Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus)

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stephenmatthews

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August 5, 2021 11:03 PM HKT

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Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

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stephenmatthews

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August 5, 2021 10:49 PM HKT

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