Migrating before the winter comes

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Geese are leaving, ever to return back to Finland when the spring comes. Hundreds of thousand birds migrating in the autumn, to spend the winter in a much warmer climate. The trip south can be hazardous, but staying here would mean a certain death. So come the first cold days and nights and the birds somehow know when it is the best moment to go and then its bye-bye Finland.

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For someone who loves birds, it is bittersweet. There will not be much to photograph or look at for many months. For sure there are birds still, but the masses are gone.


The last of the migrating birds are heading south as the first snow has started to come in midlands and north. Beautiful formations with different species doing different formations, others flying solo.

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Spring is finally here

Spring is coming by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Spring has finally come, with the temperature close to +20 now today. Excellent.

Whooper swan by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Migrating birds have also arrived in force. The national bird of Finland ie Whooper Swan has come home as well .

Barnacle Goose and flowers by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Barnacle goose have also arrived in Helsinki. The species is supposed to live on the tundra in the north, but they have decided that city life is great in Helsinki so a big population now reside here as well.