The long spring

Eurasian curlews enjoying the evening spring sun. Pockar, Lappträsk Finland. April 2017.

Eurasian curlews enjoying the evening spring sun. Pockar, Lappträsk Finland. April 2017.

Whooper swans planning the choosing the right spot for the nest. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

Whooper swans planning the choosing the right spot for the nest. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

Great crested grebes lekking. Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

Great crested grebes lekking. Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

Black-headed gulls waiting for the last ice to disappear. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

Black-headed gulls waiting for the last ice to disappear. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. April 2017.

To continue from I stopped last time – climate change is affecting us every day, and it is becoming more and more visible in our every day life. A very good example is this new season, which could be called “the grey season”. In many parts of Finland where we are used to have decent winters, the white and shiny snow has been replaced with grey and dusk. Then when we expect winter to be over and start welcoming spring, then it all hits us right in the face again – subzero conditions for weeks added with snow – that very much awaited snow that did not appear during the “normal winter months”. All this leads to longer spring and fluctuating temperatures. Also the migrating birds have a hard time adapting to this change. Here are some findings from the last month.

— Posted on 24.04.2017 at 15:42

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