Birds, Mammals and Butterflies of Estonia

15 to 20 June 2024

All photographs copyright Paul Gale Bird Photography

Seen but not photographed: adult male Wolf, White-backed Woodpecker, Pine Marten, Racoon dog, Corncrake (with many calling in the long grass fields), several Woococks along road at dusk, male Marsh Harrier, Hawfinch, Spotted Flycatcher, Thrush Nightingale, singing Redwing, Fieldfares, Skylark, Woodlark, very red male Scarlet Rosefinch singing, buzzard mobbing adult white-tailed eagle, hooded crows, magpie, lapwings, curlew, house martins, swallows, swifts, blackbirds very common, robin, song thrush, common sandpiper, jay, mistle thrush, raven, whitethroat, blackcap, goldfinch, chaffinch, grey heron, long-tailed tit, black redstarts around hotel, bluet tit, great tit, brimstone, Greenish Warbler singing,

Wolf - family group of female and three youngsters at 800 metres range, male also briefly seen much closer Beaver - note its tail on the left
Elk - very early in the morning, note the long shadows Hare
Red Fox Roe Deer
Black Hairstreak Black-veined White
Bullfinch Chiffchaff
Common Crane Cuckoo
Large Wall Brown Cranberry Blue
Amanda's Blue Mazarine Blue
Golden Oriole - flock of six around the hotel Goldeneye
Grasshopper Warbler Great-grey Shrike
Great white Egret Great-spotted Woodpecker
Green Sandpiper - nests in tree in forest clearings, feeding in ditches along the track Grey-headed Woodpecker
Hazel Hen - juvenile birds in the forest Honey Buzzard
Heath Fritillary High-brown Fritillary
Icterine Warbler Marsh Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler Water Lillies
Lesser Marbled Fritillary Scarce Fritillary
Lesser Purple Emperor Moorland Clouded Yellow
Lesser spotted Eagle Osprey
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Wood Warbler
Aberrant Lesser Marbled Fritillary Lesser Marbled Fritillaries
Moth Chestnut Heath
Pied Flycatcher Day-flying Moth
Poplar Admiral Poplar Admiral female
Poplar Admiral Poplar Admiral underside
Poplar Admirals Poplar Admiral flight
White Admiral Red Admiral
Redstart Red-necked Grebe
Red-backed Shrike Scarlet Rosefinch
Sedge Warbler Short-eared Owl
Skipper Small Tortoiseshell
Skipper Common Snipe
Sparrowhawk Yellowhammer
Thistle Trees
Tree Pipit Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper Whinchat
White Stork White Wagtail
Habitat photos Woodcock


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