20. aprill 2018

Mets-lehelind, Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Mets, lehelind, Phylloscopus, sibilatrix, Wood, Warbler, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Mets, lehelind, Phylloscopus, sibilatrix, Wood, Warbler, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Mets-lehelind on juba kohal, vaid mets on veel tavatult hõre. Tartumaa.
Wood Warbler in Tartumaa, Estonia.

18. aprill 2018

Cordillera de Talamanca

Mystical forest
Müstiline, pilvedesse mattunud mets Talamanca kõrgmäestikus, Costa Rica keskosas.
Mystical forest under the blanket of clouds high up in Talamanca mountain range in central Costa Rica. 

17. aprill 2018

Kiivitaja, Vanellus Vanellus

Kiivitaja, Vanellus, Northern, Lapwing, Peewit, Eurasian, Green, Plover, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kohustuslik kevadine kiivitaja pilt, sel aastal siis ühelt üleujutatud Harjumaa heinamaalt.
Mandatory springtime photo of the Northern Lapwing, this year from an overflown pasture in Harjumaa, Estonia.

16. aprill 2018

Maoori mustmerisk, Haematopus unicolor

Maoori, merisk, mustmerisk, Haematopus, unicolor, Variable, Oystercatcher, New, Zealand, Black, Sooty, Torea, Pango, Otago, peninsula, South, Island, Kaido Rummel
Uus-Meremaa ranniku üks levinumaid nägusid - maoori mustmerisk. Foto tehtud Otago poolsaarel, riigi lõunasaarel.
One of the most common faces of the coast of New Zealand - Variable Oystercatcher. The photo was taken in Otago peninsula, South Island.

15. aprill 2018

Quiscalus mexicanus, Great-tailed Grackle

Händturpial, Quiscalus, mexicanus, Great, tailed, Grackle, Mexican, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Eestikeelse nimeta händturpial kevadisel Caño Negro märgalal, Costa Ricas.
Great-tailed Grackle in springtime in Caño Negro Wetland, Costa Rica.

14. aprill 2018

Kanepilind, Carduelis cannabina

Kanepilind, Carduelis, cannabina, Acanthis, Common, Linnet, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kanepilind seemnejahil, Harjumaal.
Linnet "hunting" seeds on the field in Harjumaa, Estonia.

12. aprill 2018

Pruunpelikan, Pelecanus occidentalis

Pruun, pelikan, Pelecanus, occidentalis, Brown, Pelican, Brasilito, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Noor pruunpelikan hetk pärast õnnestunud kalapüüki, kala on sõna otseses mõttes veel kurgus.
Juvenile Brown Pelican a moment after a successful hunt, fish is literally still in its throat.
Pruun, pelikan, Pelecanus, occidentalis, Brown, Pelican, Brasilito, Nicoya, peninsula, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Ja siin juba rahulikult oma lõunat seedimas. Nicoya poolsaare rannik, Costa Rica.
And here already enjoying its meal. Coast of Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

11. aprill 2018

Puukoristaja, Sitta europaea

Puukoristaja, Harilik, Sitta, europaea, Eurasian, Nuthatch, European, Wood, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Puukoristaja, Harilik, Sitta, europaea, Eurasian, Nuthatch, European, Wood, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Puukoristaja, Harilik, Sitta, europaea, Eurasian, Nuthatch, European, Wood, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kui kuldnokad pole veel kohale jõudnud...
Puukoristaja Tartumaal.
When the starlings have not arrived yet...
Eurasian Nuthatch in Tartumaa, Estonia.

10. aprill 2018

Regent-albatross, Diomedea sanfordi

Regent, albatross, Diomedea, sanfordi, epomophora, Northern, Royal, Toroa, Taiaroa, Head, Otago, peninsula, New, Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Ei, see ei ole järjekordne kajakas. See on hoopis üle meetri pikkune ning kohati ole 3-meetrise (!!) tiivasiruulatusega regent-albatross (maoori keeles Toroa). Täiesti ainulaadne kogemus on neid "lendavaid vasikaid" pea kohal tiirutamas ja ka pesitsuspaigas ringi tatsamas näha. Kui kauged meresaared välja jätta, siis on selliseks vaatluseks ainus võimalus maailmas Taiaroa Headis, Otago poolsaare tipus, Uus-Meremaal.
No, this is not another seagull. It is actually northern royal albatross (Toroa in maori) that is typically over 1 metres tall and has a wingspan more than 3 metres!! It is a unique experience to see these "flying calfs" circling above you or wandering around in their nesting place. Remote ocean islands excluded, Taiaroa Head in Otago peninsula, New Zealand is the only place in the world where you can have this kind of experience.

8. aprill 2018

Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons

Suur, laukhani, Anser, albifrons, Greater, White-fronted, Goose, White, fronted, European, Whitefront, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kevad tuleb. Suur-laukhaned saabumas Läänemaale.
The spring is coming. Greater White-fronted Geese arriving in Läänemaa, Estonia.

7. aprill 2018

Volatinia jacarina, Blue-black Grassquit

Volatinia, jacarina, Blue, black, Grassquit, Johnny, jump-up, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Puruse nokaga seemneõgija Sarapiqui orus, Costa Ricas.
Blue-black Grassquit in Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

6. aprill 2018

Kühmnokk-luik, Cygnus olor

Kühmnokk, luik, Mute, Swan, Cygnus, olor, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Turvaliselt roostikus. Kühmnokk-luiged Pärnumaal.
Safely in reed bed. Mute Swans in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

5. aprill 2018

Šampanjajärv, Champagne Pool

Champagne, Pool, Wai-O-Tapu, geothermal, area, New, Zealand, Waiotapu, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Kuulus, šampanjajärve nime kandev veekogu Waiotapu geotermaalalal, Uus-Meremaa Põhjasaarel. Järv on diameetriga 65 meetrit, sügavust on ka 65 meetrit ning vee temperatuur ülemistes kihtides on samuti vahemikus 65-75 kraadi (alumistes kihtides lausa kuni 260 kraadi Celsiust). 
Famous Champagne Pool in Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The diameter of the lake is 65 metres, depth is also 65 metres and the water temperature in higher levels remains between 65-76 degrees Celsius as well (in lower levels it can reach up to 260 degrees Celsius).
Champagne, Pool, Wai-O-Tapu, geothermal, area, New, Zealand, Waiotapu, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Piltidelt nähtavad värvid on tekitatud vee üles tassitud setete poolt - näiteks oraži värvi tekitavad arseen- ja antimonoksiidid. 
The colours originate from deposits and for example orange comes from arsenic and antimony sulfides.

4. aprill 2018

Rääkspart, Anas strepera

Rääkspart, Anas, strepera, Chaulelasmus, Gadwall, Gray, Duck, Estonia, hall, Kaido Rummel
Rääkspart Harjumaa rannikuvetel.
Gadwall on the coastal waters of Harjumaa, Estonia.

2. aprill 2018

Jalakaturpial, Icterus galbula

Jalakaturpial, Turpial, Icterus, galbula, Baltimore, Oriole, Northern, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Noor jalakaturpial Sarapiqui orus, Costa Ricas.
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole in Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

1. aprill 2018

Ketsal, Pharomachrus mocinno

Ketsal, Hundketsal, Pharomachrus, mocinno, paradiseus, resplendens, mocino, Resplendent, Quetzal, Northern, Magnificent, Curi-Cancha, Reserve, Costa Rica, Hund, Curi, Cancha, Kaido Rummel Ketsal, Hundketsal, Pharomachrus, mocinno, paradiseus, resplendens, mocino, Resplendent, Quetzal, Northern, Magnificent, Curi-Cancha, Reserve, Costa Rica, Hund, Curi, Cancha, Kaido Rummel
Ketsal oma naljaka ning kirju välimusega sobib Munadepühadesse ja naljapäeva suurepäraselt. Fotod on tehtud Curi-cancha kaitsealal, Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.
Colourful and funny-looking Resplendent quetzal suits perfectly to Easter and April Fool's Day. The photos were taken in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde cloud forest, Costa Rica.

29. märts 2018

Sinikael-part, Anas platyrhynchos

Sinikael, part, Anas, platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Lihavõtted! Sinikael-part võttis Pirita jõe külmikust väikese konnakujulise lihatüki ning valmistus seda nautima hakkama.
End of fasting! This Mallard found a frog-shaped piece of meat from the bottom of the Pirita river in Estonia and prepared herself for a feast.
Sinikael, part, Anas, platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kuid koheselt läks põrgu lahti! Isaslinnud kaotasid igasuguse džentelmenlikkuse ning otsustasid selle liha endale võtta. Ka jääkoskel haistis võimalust.
But then all hell broke loose! The male birds lost all their manners and decided to relieve the female from her catch. Goosander also saw an opportunity. 
Sinikael, part, Anas, platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Enamuse gängist suutis ta maha raputada, vaid üks näljane oli järelejätmatu.
She managed to leave most of the mob behind but one guy was relentless.
Sinikael, part, Anas, platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Lõpuks!
Finally!
Sinikael, part, Anas, platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Või siiski mitte... Eelmise ja selle foto vahe on 3 sekundit. Mina olin seal jõe ääres veel veerand tundi ning selle aja jooksul part oma eine kallale asuda igatahes ei jõudnud.
Or not... The last photo was taken 3 seconds before this one. I was by the river for another 15 minutes and during this period the duck did not get the chance to start enjoying the meal.

28. märts 2018

Väikekoovitaja, Numenius phaeopus

Väikekoovitaja, koovitaja, Numenius, phaeopus, Whimbrel, Caribbean, coast, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Jätkame pikanokalistega - väikekoovitaja Kariibi mere rannikuvees sulistamas, Costa Ricas.
I'll continue with longbills - Whimbrel wading in the coastal waters of the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica.

27. märts 2018

Hallhaigur, Ardea cinerea

Hallhaigur, haigur, Ardea, cinerea, Grey, Heron, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kui eilsel pildil oli näha haigrut, kes nautis täiel rinnal lõunapoolkera suvelõppu, siis tänasel pildil on olukord vastupidine. Hallhaigur tundub mõtlevat, et miks paganama pärast ma talveks SIIA jäin?? Foto tehtud talve ühel külmemal päeval (miinust oli 20 kraadi ringis), väikese ojakese ääres Harjumaal ning nagu näha on linnul ka väike jäine medaljon kaelas.
When on yesterday's photo you could see an egret that was fully enjoying the end of summer in southern hemisphere then on today's photo the situation is completely different. Grey Heron clearly seems to think that why on earth did I decide to stay HERE?? The photo was taken on one of the coldest days in winter (it was approximately -20C that day) by the small creek in Harjumaa, Estonia and as you can see the bird is wearing also a small icy pendant.

26. märts 2018

Hõbehaigur, Ardea alba modesta

Hõbehaigur, haigur, Eastern, Great, Egret, Ardea, alba, modesta, Kotuku, Fiordland, New, Zealand, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Pildil olev haigur on hõbehaigru üks liikidest, kes elutseb Aasias ja Okeaanias. Kuigi tegemist on üsna levinud liigiga, siis Uus-Meremaal on ta suur haruldus ning pesitsuskohti on seal riigis täpselt üks. Maooride jaoks (nendekeelne nimi on linnul kotuku) on tegemist püha linnuga ning haigru erilisust näitab ka asjaolu, et teda on kujutatud riigi 2-dollarisel mündil. Foto tehtud Milford Soundis, Fiordlandi rahvuspargis, Uus-Meremaal.
Eastern Great Egret is a species of egret that is found in Asia and Oceania. Although it's a common species in most parts of the range, in New Zealand this egret is rather rare and has only one breeding site throughout the country. For maoris (bird's name is kotuku in their language) it's a sacred bird and the fact that eastern great egret is depicted in NZ 2$ coin, shows that the bird is special. The photo was taken in Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.