I never even suspected it would be boring.
And it wasn’t. Quite the contrary. I was looking forward to this particular field trip and it turned out to be one of my favorites. I didn’t take a single photo of the birds because I didn’t bring my camera and the one in my phone just doesn’t quite cut it. So here are some of Heikki’s spottings!
I listed the ones we saw at the bottom of this post.
I recommend going out now! It’s the season!
The biggest crowd will probably be out on Saturday when Battle of the Towers takes place.
Battle of the Towers
Source: Birdlife Finland
Everyone’s welcome to visit all the towers and they hold guided bird tours near most of them at 10 AM. Attendance is free!
Towers and their respective teams (so far) in Jyäskylä:
- Hämeenlahti Bay, Hämeen Pissijät
- Pitkäruoho, Kysytään Yleisöltä
- Hyrkkölä, Juurikkajärvi Lake, Allihuuppa
The largest bird-watching event of the spring
Battle of the Towers is a light-hearted competition arranged by Birdlife Finland. The idea is to spot as many different species as one can in eight hours. It’s annually held in early May and anyone can enter. So form a team or come visit the towers as guests.
The next battle takes place in May 6th between 5 AM and 1 PM.
Our bird-watching trip
We spotted the following species on our field trip:
We also heard a Great spotted woodpecker, a Black woodpecker and a black grouse.