30. aprill 2016

Sinikael-part, Anas platyrhynchos

Sinikael-part, Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, duck, part, Kaido Rummel Sinikael-part, Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard, Greenhead, Estonia, duck, part, Kaido Rummel
Iga algaja linnupiltniku esimese taseme õppevahend - sinikael-part. Üleval isane, all emane lind. Harjumaa.
Basic learning tool of the beginner nature photographer - Mallard or Greenhead. Above is a male bird and below is the female. Harjumaa, Estonia.

29. aprill 2016

Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus morio

Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus morio, Cyanocorax morio, Brown Jay,  Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica, jay, Kaido Rummel
"Nii, poos on paigas, taust on paigas, suled sirged... Jah, võib pildistada."
"Alright, the pose is set, the background is perfect, the feathers are straight... Yes, you can take the photos now."
Pruunnäär, Psilorhinus morio, Cyanocorax morio, Brown Jay,  Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica, jay, Kaido Rummel
"Kuhu sa ronid, metsaline?? See on minu fotosessioon!" 
Pruunnäärid Curi-Cancha kaitseala Monteverdes, Costa Ricas. Kollane silmarõngas viitab muide sellele, et tegemist on noorlinnuga.
"What do YOU want? This is my photo session!"
Brown Jays in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica. The yellow eye-ring indicates that it's a juvenile bird.

28. aprill 2016

Kuldhänilane, Motacilla citreola

Kuldhänilane, Motacilla citreola, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow-headed Wagtail, Yellow-hooded Wagtail, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, hänilane Kuldhänilane, Motacilla citreola, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow-headed Wagtail, Yellow-hooded Wagtail, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, hänilane
Igakevadine kontrollkäik kuldhänilase valdustesse andis ka sel aastal tulemuse. Sellele Eestis pigem haruldasele liigile tundub see Pärnumaa rannaniit väga meeldivat.
The regular spring visit to find Citrine Wagtail did not leave me dissapointed also this year. This rather rare species in Estonia must really like that coastal meadow in Pärnumaa.

27. aprill 2016

Välu-kärbsenäpp, Muscicapa adusta

Kärbsenäpp, Muscicapa adusta, African Dusky Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Dusky Alseonax, uMkhuze Game Reserve, Mkuze, South Africa, flycatcher, Kaido Rummel
Välu-kärbsenäpp püüab oma saaki nagu ka Euroopa kärbsenäpid - istub oksal, sööstab sealt õhku, püüab akrobaatilisi trikke tehes mõned putukad ning naaseb samale oksale. Erinevus on vaid selles, et lind kasutab mõnikord "okstena" ka antiloopide selgasid. uMkhuze kaitseala, LAV.
African Dusky Flycatcher catches its prey similar to the flycatchers in Europe - it sits on a perch, then sprints into the air, using acrobatical moves catches some insects and then returns to the same branch. The only difference is that sometimes the suitable perches are also bushbuck and other antelopes. uMkhuze Game Reserve, Mkuze, South Africa.

26. aprill 2016

Metsvint, Fringilla coelebs

Metsvint, Fringilla coelebs, Common Chaffinch, Chaffinch, Estonia vint, finch, Kaido Rummel Metsvint, Fringilla coelebs, Common Chaffinch, Chaffinch, Estonia, vint, finch, Kaido Rummel
Praegune metsade esilaulik - metsvint. Pärnumaa.
The current lead singer of our forests - chaffinch. Pärnumaa, Estonia.

25. aprill 2016

Nyala, Nyala angasii

Nyala, Nyala angasii, Tragelaphus angasii, Inyala, uMkhuze Game Reserve, Mkuze, South Africa, Kaido Rummel
Nyala on antiloop, keda võib kohata vaid Aafrika lõunaosas. Suurim asurkond on Lõuna-Aafrika Vabariigi Kwazulu-Natali provintsis, kus (uMkhuze looduskaitsealal) on ka see foto tehtud. 
Nyala is an antelope that can be found only in southern parts of African continent. The biggest population is in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa where this photo is also taken (in uMkhuze Game Reserve).

24. aprill 2016

Sarvikpütt, Podiceps auritus

Sarvikpütt, Podiceps auritus, Horned Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, pütt, grebe
Virvalainetes.
Selle nädala piltide hulka mahub veel ka kõige efektsema välimusega Eesti pütiline - sarvikpütt. Tegemist on tõeliselt hea ujujaga - ta võib vee all olla kuni 2 minutit ja selle aja jooksul suudab lind läbida kuni 200 meetrit. Seega kui sarvikpütt sind nähes sukeldub, siis võib juhtuda, et ta ilmub pinnale kaugel sinu vaateväljast. Foto tehtud Harjumaal. 
In flickering waves.
Third grebe this week - striking-looking Horned Grebe or Slavonian Grebe. This bird is a marvellous swimmer - it can remain under water for 2 minutes and in that time it can swim up to 200 metres. Therefore if the horned grebe sees you and dives, it might not resurface in you line of sight anymore. The photo is taken in Harjumaa, Estonia.

23. aprill 2016

Hallturako, Corythaixoides concolor

Hallturako, Corythaixoides concolor, Crinifer concolor, Grey Go-away-bird, Grey Go-away Bird, Go-away Bird, Grey Lourie, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Kaido Rummel
Peaaegu värvivaba pilt - hallturako hilishommikuses valguses, kuiva akaatsiapõõsa tipus. Krugeri rahvuspark, LAV.
Almost colorless photo - Grey Go-away-bird in late morning light on top of the dry thorn tree. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

22. aprill 2016

Hallpõsk-pütt, Podiceps grisegena

Hallpõsk-pütt, Podiceps grisegena, Red-necked Grebe, Grey-cheeked Grebe, Estonia, pütt, Kaido Rummel, grebe Hallpõsk-pütt, Podiceps grisegena, Red-necked Grebe, Grey-cheeked Grebe, Estonia, pütt, Kaido Rummel, grebe
Tuttpütist mõnevõrra väiksem hallpõsk-pütt on Eestis kaitse all. Hetkel käivad lindudel pulmamängud, mistõttu mitmelpool veekogudel on kuulda nende üsna valjut kriiskamist. Pärnumaa.
Red-necked Grebe is a bit smaller than Great Crested Grebe and it is a protected species in Estonia. At the moment you can often hear these birds shrieking on the lakes as it is a mating season. Pärnumaa, Estonia.

21. aprill 2016

Volatinia jacarina, Blue-black Grassquit

Volatinia jacarina, Blue-black Grassquit, Johnny jump-up, Caño Negro, Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel, grassquit
Roheliste kiirte vahel.
Eestikeelse nimeta varblasesuurust lindu, kes kuulub tangarade perekonda, leidub Mehhikost kuni Argentiina keskosani. Toitub ta seemnetest ja üheks tema eripäraks on see, et isaslind (pildil) ei püsi laulmise ajal paigal, vaid hüppab pidevalt tiibu lehvitades üles-alla. Tol lämmataval kuumal päeval Caño Negro märgala kaitsealal, Costa Ricas, oli aga see isend küll üsna vagur ja rahulik.
Between the green rays.
Blue-black Grassquit is found from Mexico to central Argentina. It feeds mainly on seeds and one of the peculiarities of the bird is the singing display of the male (on the photo). He does not stay still but hurtles his entire body into the air with each song. This guy, though, was quite calm on this extremely hot and humid day in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica.

20. aprill 2016

Tuttpütt, Podiceps cristatus

Tuttpütt, Podiceps cristatus, Great Crested Grebe, Estonia, grebe, Kaido Rummel Tuttpütt, Podiceps cristatus, Great Crested Grebe, Estonia, grebe, Kaido Rummel Tuttpütt, Podiceps cristatus, Great Crested Grebe, Estonia, grebe, Kaido Rummel
Eesti suurim pütt - tuttpütt. Tegemist on tõelise veelinnuga, kelle suutlikkus maapinnal kõndida on üsna piiratud, kuna jalad asetsevad keha tagaosas (mis teeb tast jällegi väga hea ujuja). Ohu korral lind pigem sukeldub (mitte ei lenda ära) ning ta võib vee alla jääda mitmekümneks sekundiks ja ujuda selle aja jooksul kümneid meetreid. Fotod tehtud Harjumaal.
The biggest grebe in Estonia - Great Crested Grebe. It is a true waterbird whose ability to walk on the solid ground is quite limited as the legs are at the far end of the body (that on the other hand makes it an excellent swimmer). In case of danger this grebe rather dives than flies away and the bird can remain under water for tens of seconds and can swim tens of meters during that time. The photos are taken in Harjumaa, Estonia.

19. aprill 2016

Rohemust noolemürgikonn, Dendrobates auratus

Rohemust noolemürgikonn, Dendrobates auratus, Green and black poison dart frog, Green and black poison arrow frog, Green-and-black poison dart frog, Mint poison frog, Carara National Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel, mürgikonn, konn
Rohemust noolemürgikonn on üks paljudest Kesk-Ameerika mürgikonnadest, kuid pole neist siiski kõige mürgisem. Samas on mürgihulk piisav selleks, et inimesel süda seisma panna. Mürki väljutab ta aga ainult juhul, kui tunneb end ohustatuna, seega tema läheduses tasub rahulikuks jääda :) 
Noolemürgi konnade nägemine metsikus looduses polegi tegelikult väga lihtne. Kõige parem variant on varahommikul ja pärast vihma ning just sellised tingimused valitsesid pilditegemise hetkel Carara Rahvuspargis, Costa Ricas. Kuuma ja kuivaga poevad konnad lehepuru sisse või siis ripuvad kusagil lehtede alumistel pooltel. Muide pikkust on sel konnal napilt alla 2 cm, mistõttu tema pildistamine džungli pimeduselähedases hämaruses oli parajalt keeruline ülesanne. 
Green and black poison dart frog is one of the many poison arrow frogs in Central America but it's not the most poisonous. Despite that, it is still a highly toxic animal and possesses enough poison to make a human heart stop beating. Luckily the frog will only release its poison if it feels threatened, so I guess it's wise to remain calm near this guy :)
Seeing poison dart frogs in the wild is not actually very easy. The best option is early morning and after the rain and luckily these were the conditions in Carara National Park, Costa Rica. When it is hot and dry, the frogs hide in the soil of the forest or hang under the leaves of the bushes. By the way, this frog is less than 2 cm long therefore getting a photo in the darkness of the undergrowth of the jungle was quite challenging.

18. aprill 2016

Punapea-vart, Aythya ferina

Punapea-vart, Aythya ferina, Common Pochard, Pochard, European Pochard, Eurasian Pochard, Northern Pochard, male, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, vart
Isane ja...
Male and...
Punapea-vart, Aythya ferina, Common Pochard, Pochard, European Pochard, Eurasian Pochard, Northern Pochard, female, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, vart ...emane punapea-vart. Tegemist on taaskord linnuga, keda kõige sagedamini kohtab just rändeperioodil, sest Eestis on nende pesitsemisarvukus pigem väike. Fotod tehtud Harjumaal.
... female pochard. The likelihood of seeing Common Pochard in Estonia is again best during the migration as the number of birds that breed here is quite low. The photos are taken in Harjumaa, Estonia.

17. aprill 2016

Hallpea-varblane, Passer diffusus

Hallpea-varblane, Passer diffusus, Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Cape Sparrow, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Kaido Rummel
Hallpea-varblane kuival akaatsiaoksal Krugeri rahvuspargis, LAV-s.
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow on a dry acacia branch in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

16. aprill 2016

Rohukoskel, Mergus serrator

Rohukoskel, Mergus serrator, Red-breasted Merganser, Estonia, koskel, Kaido Rummel Rohukoskel, Mergus serrator, Red-breasted Merganser, Estonia, koskel, Kaido Rummel
Alati sellise "sassis peaga" rohukosklat kohtab Eestis üsna harva. Suvisel ajal on suurem tõenäosus lindu kohata magedatel siseveekogudel, rännete ajal aga rannikul. Need fotod ongi selle aasta kevadrände ajast, Läänemaalt.
Red-breasted Merganser, whom you do not see  in Estonia very often, seems to always have a "bad hair day". During summer months it is more likely to encounter the merganser inland, near fresh water bodies and during the migrations on the coast. These photos are from this year's spring migration. Läänemaa, Estonia.

15. aprill 2016

Leetetüll, Charadrius marginatus arenaceus

Leetetüll, Charadrius marginatus, Charadrius marginatus arenaceus, White-fronted Plover, White-fronted Sand Plover, White-fronted Sandplover, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, South Africa, Kaido Rummel, plover, tüll
Oma värvusega sulandub leetetüll praktiliselt ideaalselt liivasele maastikule. Teda võib leida Sahara-taguses Aafrikas ning nagu enamus kahlajatest, toitub lind vähilistest, ussikestest ja putukatest, keda parasjagu rannas leidub. Umhlanga laguuni kaitseala, LAV.
The color of the plumage lets White-fronted Plover blend in on sandy terrain quite easily . The bird is found in sub-Saharan Africa and as most of the waders, it feeds on the crustaceans, worms and insects that are found on the beach. Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, South Africa.

14. aprill 2016

Harakas, Pica pica

Harakas, Pica pica, Common Magpie, Eurasian Magpie, Black-billed Magpie, Magpie, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kui selles postituses halasin, et ma ei saa harakale ligi, siis vualaa!
In this post I was wailing that I am not able to get close to Eurasian Magpie but voila!
Harakas, Pica pica, Common Magpie, Eurasian Magpie, Black-billed Magpie, Magpie, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Jõudsin ühega neist lõpuks kokkuleppele ning selle tulemuseks on siis nähtavad lähikaadrid. Harjumaa.
I managed to make a deal with one of them and here are the results. Harjumaa, Estonia.

13. aprill 2016

Tanufrankoliin, Dendroperdix sephaena

Tanufrankoliin, Tanu-frankoliinkana, Dendroperdix sephaena, Francolinus sephaena, Peliperdix sephaena, Crested Francolin, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Kaido Rummel, frankoliin, frankoliinkana, kana
Kana tuleb tõtlikul sammul...
Chicken comes quite hastily...
Tanufrankoliin, Tanu-frankoliinkana, Dendroperdix sephaena, Francolinus sephaena, Peliperdix sephaena, Crested Francolin, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Kaido Rummel, frankoliin, frankoliinkana, kana
...portreefotot tegema. Tanufrankoliin on üks mitmest Aafrika savannis elavast kanalaadsest linnust ning eristub ta teistest oma üsna tagasihoidliku välimusega. Kui osadel liikidel on peenemustriline sulestik, teistel uhked tutid ja kolmandatel lausa kiivrid peas, siis tanufrankoliin on üsna tavaline pruunikas-beežide sulgedega kana. Krugeri rahvuspark, LAV.
...to get a portrait photo of itself. Crested Francolin is one of many chicken-like species that are found in African savannah and is distinguished from the others by a modest look. When some species have finely patterned plumages, other ones fancy tufts and some have even helmets, then this francolin is just an inconspicuous brown-beige chicken. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

12. aprill 2016

Jääkoskel, Mergus merganser

Jääkoskel, Mergus merganser, Goosander, Common Merganser, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, koskel
Emane jääkoskel ühe Läänemaa lahesopi hommikuses vaikuses. 
Female goosander in a calm morning silence of a small bay in Läänemaa, Estonia.

11. aprill 2016

Viirselg-maskrähn, Melanerpes pucherani

Viirselg-maskrähn, Melanerpes pucherani, Tripsurus pucherani, Centurus pucherani, Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Pucheran's Woodpecker, Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica, rähn, woodpecker, Kaido Rummel Viirselg-maskrähn, Melanerpes pucherani, Tripsurus pucherani, Centurus pucherani, Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Pucheran's Woodpecker, Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica, rähn, woodpecker, Kaido Rummel
Viirselg-maskrähni võib kohata Mehhiko lõunaosast Ecuadori lääneosani. Selles mõttes on tegemist tavalise rähniga, et põhitoiduks on tal putukad, mida hangib peamiselt puukoore alt ja vahelt. Samas kasutab lind vahelduse mõttes ära ka troopika lopsaka looduse muid ande, mistõttu võib teda tihti näha ka puuviljade ja õienektariga maiustamas. Sarapiqui org, Costa Rica.
Black-cheeked Woodpecker is found from southern Mexico to western Ecuador. In most senses it is like your average European woodpecker - it feeds on insects, usually from under the tree bark. But in addition it takes advantage of the lush tropical environment it inhabits, therefore you can see this bird feasting also on fruits and nectar. Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

10. aprill 2016

Lauk, Fulica atra

Lauk, Fulica atra, Common Coot, Black Coot, Coot, Eurasian Coot, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Lauk on lind, keda võib meil kohata praktiliselt igal vähegi suuremal veekogul. Tavaliselt on nad kahekesi, mõnikord nelja-viiekesi. Eelmisel nädalal aga võis ühel Läänemaa lahel näha sellist pilti, kus laukusid oli koos sadu (võimalik, et ka tuhandeid) - see oli päris sürreaalne vaatepilt.
Common Coot is a bird that you can find in most of the lakes and rivers of Estonia. Usually there is just one pair, sometimes 4-5 birds. But last week I happened to witness a sight on the bay in Läänemaa, Estonia where there were hundreds (maybe even thousands) of coots. This was quite surreal scene.

9. aprill 2016

Niiluse krokodill, Crocodylus niloticus

Niiluse krokodill, Crocodylus niloticus, Nile crocodile, Kruger National Park, South Africa, krokodill, crocodile, Kaido Rummel
Saarekesed Krokodillijõel, Krugeri rahvuspargis, LAV-s ei ole kunagi tühjad. 
The small islets on the Crocodile river in Kruger National Park, South Africa are never empty. 

8. aprill 2016

Nurmkana, Perdix perdix

Nurmkana, Perdix perdix, Grey Partridge, Gray Francolin, Common Partridge, Partridge, English partridge, Hungarian partridge, Hun, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Hiline õhtupoolik Läänemaal. Märkasin rannakarjamaal rohu sees mingeid kahtlaseid mättaid ning samal hetkel "mättad" märkasid ka mind.
Late evening in Läänemaa, Estonia. I noticed some weird tufts on a coastal meadow and at the same moment the "tufts" saw me as well. In this case the tuft was a partridge.
Nurmkana, Perdix perdix, Grey Partridge, Gray Francolin, Common Partridge, Partridge, English partridge, Hungarian partridge, Hun, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Vastupidiselt tavalisele nurmkanade käitumisele, ei lennanud nad aga ära. Selle asemel litsusid linnud ennast võimalikult maad ligi ning hakkasid vaikselt minema astuma. Nii umbes üks samm iga paari sekundi tagant. See hiilimine nägi päris koomiline välja, sest kanad olid alguses ikka üsna lagedal.
On the contrary of the usual course of action, these Grey Partridges did not fly away. Instead they pressed themselves against the ground and started moving away very slowly. About one step every two seconds. This sneaking away looked really hilarious as the birds were doing that out in the open.
Nurmkana, Perdix perdix, Grey Partridge, Gray Francolin, Common Partridge, Partridge, English partridge, Hungarian partridge, Hun, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Jõudnud pikema rohu sisse, jäid nad sinna passima, eeldades ilmselt, et nende ülikonspiratiivne manööver oli õnnestunud. Hiilisin küll lähemale, kuid pärast seda kui nad pead rohu sisse tõmbasid, ma kanu enam üles ei leidnud.
Arriving in long grass they stopped, probably assuming that their perfect getaway maneuver was a great success. I sneaked a bit closer but as soon as they put their heads down again, they were gone - I could not find the birds anymore. 

7. aprill 2016

Safiir-kuldnokk, Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Safiir-kuldnokk, Lamprotornis chalybaeus, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Kruger National Park, South Africa, kuldnokk, Kaido Rummel
Safiir-kuldnokk puhkeasendis ja...
Safiir-kuldnokk, Lamprotornis chalybaeus, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Kruger National Park, South Africa, kuldnokk, Kaido Rummel
...poseerimas. Krugeri rahvuspark, LAV.
...posing. Kruger National Park, South Africa

6. aprill 2016

Hallhani, Anser anser

Hallhani, Roohani, Anser anser, Greylag Goose, Grey Goose, Estonia, hani, goose, Kaido Rummel Hallhani, Roohani, Anser anser, Greylag Goose, Grey Goose, Estonia, hani, goose, Kaido Rummel
Hallhani ehk roohani on lind, keda praegusel hetkel võib Eestis kohata tuhandetes. Kõige rohkem liigub rändeparvesid riigi lääneosas, kus on üsna keeruline leida põldu, mida parasjagu mõni hane- või lagleparv "läbi ei töötaks". Fotod ongi tehtud Läänemaal.
Greylag Goose is a bird that you can find in thousands right now in Estonia. Most of the migrating flocks move through western part of our country. It is quite difficult to find a field there that has not been taken over by geese (not only greylags though). The photos are taken in Läänemaa, Estonia.

5. aprill 2016

Mudahaigur, Egretta tricolor

Mudahaigur, Egretta tricolor, Hydranassa tricolor, Tricolored Heron, Louisiana Heron, Tricoloured Heron, Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica, haigur, heron, Kaido Rummel
Mudahaigur elutseb Ameerika maailmajao troopilises osas. Teda võib leida erinevatest soistest piirkondades, kuigi eelistuseks on siiski rannikualad. Foto ongi tehtud Nicoya poolsaare rannikulähedases laguunis, Costa Ricas.
Tricolored Heron can be found in tropical areas of the American continent. It prefers coastal areas but inhabits also swamps inland. The photo is taken in a coastal lagoon in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.

4. aprill 2016

Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons

Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Whitefront, Estonia, Geese, hani, Kaido Rummel
Nokaga veidi kaelasulgede kiskumist. Pealtvaatajad on rahulikud.
Pulling some neck feathers with a beak. The spectators are calm.
Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Whitefront, Estonia, Geese, hani, Kaido Rummel
Rünnakuasendite sissevõtmine. Pealtvaatajad on endiselt rahulikud, kuid juba üsna märjad.
Moving into attack positions. The spectators are still calm but quite wet already.
Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Whitefront, Estonia, Geese, hani, Kaido Rummel
Harilik nokavõitlus ehk nokitsemine. Üks kaasaelaja on muutnud ärevaks.
Standard beak fight. One spectator has become anxious.
Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Whitefront, Estonia, Geese, hani, Kaido Rummel
"Kuhu sa kurat lähed?!? Ma pole veel lõpetanud!!"
"Where the hell are you going?!? I have not finished yet!!"
Suur-laukhani, Anser albifrons, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Whitefront, Estonia, Geese, hani, Kaido Rummel
"Ai, ma su kätte saan..." Publik on mõnevõrra ehmunud, et võitlus järsku nende keskele üle kandus. Matš sai üles pildistatud Pärnumaal.
"Oh, I'm gonna catch you now..." The audience is somewhat startled that the fight continues in their midst. The match between two Greater White-fronted Geese was photographed in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

3. aprill 2016

Kühmnokk-part, Sarkidiornis melanotos

Kühmnokk-part, Sarkidiornis melanotos, Comb Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Knob-billed Goose, Black-backed Goose, Gauteng province, South Africa, part, duck, Kaido Rummel
Kühmnokk-part tunneb ennast võrdselt hästi nii vees, maa peal kui ka puu otsas. Tänu sellele, et ujulestade küljes on tal korralikud küünised, suudab part näiteks väga kindlalt okstel istuda. Ka pesa ehitab ta tihti puuõõnde (6-9 meetri kõrgusele maapinnast) ning pole harv juhus, kui see puu asub lähimast veekogust üsna kaugel. Foto tehtud Gautengi provintsis, LAV-s.
Knob-billed Duck feels equally good in water, on land and on the trees. For example it may cling into trees thanks to its strong claws. This duck also often breeds in holes in dead trees, between 6 and 9 metres above the ground and sometimes, relatively far from water. Gauteng province, South Africa.

2. aprill 2016

Merikotkas, Haliaeetus albicilla

Merikotkas, Haliaeetus albicilla, White-tailed Sea-eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Estonia, Kaido Rummel, kotkas
Pärnu lahel on veel paiguti jääd, mis näikse olevat sobiv paik merikotkastele puhkamiseks. 
There is still a bit of ice on the Bay of Pärnu, Estonia. And this seems to be a perfect resting place for White-tailed Sea-eagles.

1. aprill 2016

Vihitaja, Actitis hypoleucos

Vihitaja, Jõgitilder, Actitis hypoleucos, Tringa hypoleucos, Common Sandpiper, Eurasian Sandpiper, Kruger National Park, South Africa, tilder, Kaido Rummel, Sandpiper, wader Vihitaja, Jõgitilder, Actitis hypoleucos, Tringa hypoleucos, Common Sandpiper, Eurasian Sandpiper, Kruger National Park, South Africa, tilder, Kaido Rummel, Sandpiper, wader
Vihitaja ehk jõgitilder on kõva rändaja - lind pesitseb Euroopa ja Aasia parasvöötmes, kuid talvitumas käib nii Aafrikas kui Austraalias. Võib-olla ka see pildil olev isend, kes jäi kaamera ette Lõuna-Aafrika Vabariigis, Krugeri rahvuspargis, Krokodillijõe ääres, jõudis hiljem mõne meie maa veekogu kallastele? Igatahes varsti on kevad sealmaal, et kahlajaid on lõunamaadelt tagasi oodata.
Common Sandpiper is a full migrant - it breeds across most of temperate and subtropical Europe and Asia, and migrates to Africa and Australia in winter. Maybe even this bird, that was in front of my camera by the Crocodile river in Kruger National Park, South Africa, found later its way to our shores in Estonia? Anyway - soon the spring reaches to the point when the waders start returning from the south.