30. november 2017

Pöialpoiss, Regulus regulus

Pöialpoiss, Regulus, Goldcrest, European, Common, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Homme algab Jõulukuu, seega pöialpoisid on liikvel. Pildil olev isend jäi kaamera ette Harjumaal.
European Goldcrest in Harjumaa, Estonia.

29. november 2017

Puna-aara, Ara macao

Puna, aara, Makao, Ara, macao, cyanoptera, Scarlet, Macaw, Carara, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Puna-aara oma pesaõõnsuse uksel.
Scarlet Macaw on the doorstep of its nest.
Puna, aara, Makao, Ara, macao, cyanoptera, Scarlet, Macaw, Carara, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
"Kuti-kuti-kuti-kuti..." ☺
"Tickle-tickle..."
Puna, aara, Makao, Ara, macao, cyanoptera, Scarlet, Macaw, Carara, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Ja nüüd lõbus ühispilt. Fotod tehtud Carara rahvuspargis, Costa Ricas.
And for the end a joyful group photo. The photos were taken in Carara National Park, Costa Rica.

28. november 2017

Händkakk, Strix uralensis

Kakk, Händkakk, Strix, uralensis, Ural, Owl, Wood-owl, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Metsa silmad. Händkakk Harjumaal.
The eyes of the forest. Ural Owl in Harjumaa, Estonia.

26. november 2017

Vaikne loojang, Pacific sunset

Pacific, sunset, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Kaunis ja värviline loojang Costa Ricas, Vaikse ookeani kaldal.
Spectacular and colourful sunset in Costa Rica, on the coast of the Pacific ocean.

25. november 2017

Kühmnokk-luik, Cygnus olor

Kühmnokk, luik, Mute, Swan, Cygnus, olor, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Noor ja vana kühmnokk-luik Harjumaal.
Juvenile and adult mute swan in Harjumaa, Estonia. 

24. november 2017

Nephila clavipes, Golden Orb-web Spider

Nephila, clavipes, Golden, Orb, web, Spider, Banana, Caribbean, coast, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Seda ämblikuliiki kutsutakse USA-s banaaniämblikuks, kuigi ametlik ingliskeelne nimi tõlkes on kuldne keravõrgu ämblik. Gabariitide mõttes ta väga suur ei ole - keskmiselt 5 cm - kuid selle eest ehitab ta metsa alla suuri võrkusid. Võrgu läbimõõt võib olla kuni meeter ning koos puudeni jooksvate kinnitustega võib see ulatuda lausa kuni kolme meetrini. Kuna võrguniit on tugev (suhteline tugevus 8 korda parem kui terasel), siis võivad sinna kinni jääda ka linnud - tervet lindu ämblik loomulikult ära ei suuda süüa, kuid natuke ikka nakitseb. :) Inimesele see liik ohtlik pole, kuid nähes kuidas üks metsatukk Costa Ricas, päris Kariibi mere rannikul, oli neid võrke tihedalt täis pikitud, ei tekkinud mul küll vähimatki soovi sinna jalutama minna. 
On the photo is golden orb-web spider which is called banana spider in the US. This spider is not large - 5 cm in average - but it builds really large webs. The main web of a mature female may be as large as one meter in diameter, not counting the main filaments that anchor the web between trees; such anchor filaments may be two or three meters in length. As single thread of the anchor silk has a tensile strength exceeding that of steel by a factor of eight, even birds can get stuck in there. Of course the spider cannot eat the whole bird but it still can nibble a little. :) This species is not dangerous to humans but seeing as one patch of forest in Costa Rica, just besides Caribbean Sea was filled with these webs, I had no desire at all to go walking in there. 

23. november 2017

Leevike, Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Leevike, Pyrrhula, Eurasian, Bullfinch, Northern, Bull, finch, Common, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kaunis punapugu Harjumaal.
Lovely bullfinch in Harjumaa, Estonia.

22. november 2017

Uusmeremaa Merikaru, Arctocephalus forsteri

Uusmeremaa, Merikaru, hüljes, uus, meremaa, Arctocephalus, forsteri, Australasian, fur, seal, South, Australian, New, Zealand, Antipodean, fur seal, Long-nosed, Kekeno, Kaikoura, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel Uusmeremaa, Merikaru, hüljes, uus, meremaa, Arctocephalus, forsteri, Australasian, fur, seal, South, Australian, New, Zealand, Antipodean, fur seal, Long-nosed, Kekeno, Kaikoura, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel Uusmeremaa, Merikaru, hüljes, uus, meremaa, Arctocephalus, forsteri, Australasian, fur, seal, South, Australian, New, Zealand, Antipodean, fur seal, Long-nosed, Kekeno, Kaikoura, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Uusmeremaa Merikaru (maoori keeles Kekeno) on tegelikult hüljes, üks suur ja karvane hüljes, kes võib kaaluda kuni 150 kilo. Nad eelistavad maismaale tulles passida kivisel rannikul ning kuigi piltide järgi võib tunduda, et see mõnuleja lebab kusagil samblasel metsaalusel, siis tegelikult nii see pole. Fotod on tehtud Kaikouras, Uus-Meremaa lõunasaare idarannikul ning see roheline ala on tegelikult vetikatega kaetud kivine ookeanipõhi, mis mõõna ajal on vee alt välja tulnud. 
New Zealand fur seal (Kekeno in maori) is a large and furry seal that can weigh up to 150 kilos. They prefer rocky shorelines when coming ashore and although you might think that these photos are taken somewhere in a mossy forest, it is not so. The photos are taken in Kaikoura, on the east coast of New Zealand South Island and the green area is actually rocky bottom of the ocean (covered with algae) that has dried up because of the low tide. 

21. november 2017

Urvalind, Carduelis flammea

Urvalind, Carduelis, flammea, Acanthis, Common, Redpoll, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Urvalind, Carduelis, flammea, Acanthis, Common, Redpoll, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Urvalind koos urbadega Harjumaal.
Common Redpoll and catkins in Harjumaa, Estonia. 

20. november 2017

Kiriselg-leeklind, Piranga bidentata citrea

Kiriselg, leeklind, Piranga, bidentata, Flame, colored, Tanager, Flame-coloured, Stripe, backed, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa Rica, citrea, Kaido Rummel
"Süüüüaaa!"
"I need food!"
Kiriselg, leeklind, Piranga, bidentata, Flame, colored, Tanager, Flame-coloured, Stripe, backed, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa Rica, citrea, Kaido Rummel
"Ole lahke." Kiriselg-leeklinnud Quetzalite rahvuspargis, Costa Ricas.
"Here you go." Flame-colored Tanagers in Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica.

17. november 2017

Lõuna-loorkull, Circus approximans

Lõuna, loorkull, Circus, approximans, Swamp, Harrier, Swamp-hawk, New, Zealand, hawk, Pacific, Marsh-harrier, Marsh, Australasian, Kahu, Otago, peninsula, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel Lõuna, loorkull, Circus, approximans, Swamp, Harrier, Swamp-hawk, New, Zealand, hawk, Pacific, Marsh-harrier, Marsh, Australasian, Kahu, Otago, peninsula, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel Lõuna, loorkull, Circus, approximans, Swamp, Harrier, Swamp-hawk, New, Zealand, hawk, Pacific, Marsh-harrier, Marsh, Australasian, Kahu, Otago, peninsula, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Lõuna-loorkull (maaori keeles Kahu) on avamaade lind, keda võib kohata Australaasias (s.o Austraalia, Uus-Meremaa, Paapua Uus-Guinea nende vahetus läheduses olevad väikesaared). Ta on üks nendest liikidest, kelle puhul on inimasustuse tekkimine Uus-Meremaale väga positiivselt mõjunud. Alates sellest kui polüneeslased ligikaudu 700 aastat tagasi esimeste inimestena siia jõudsid ja hakkasid metsasid maha võtma, on selle loorkulli arvukus ka pidevalt kasvanud. Täna on tegemist üsna arvuka linnuga, keda võib karjamaadel näha nii linde kui väikeseid närilisi ja imetajaid jahtimas. Fotod tehtud Otago poolsaarel, Uus-Meremaa Lõunasaarel.
Swamp Harrier (Kahu in maori) is a bird of open country that can be found in Australasia (i.e. Australia, NZ, Papua New Guinea and the neighbouring Pacific islands). It is one of the few birds to have benefited from human settlement of New Zealand. Since the polynesians arrived around 700 years ago and started clearing the forests, swamp harrier has thrived. At the moment it is an abundant bird that you can see hunting for birds, mammals and rodents in meadows and other pastures across the country. The photos are taken in Otago peninsula, New Zealand South Island.

16. november 2017

Rasvatihane, Parus major

Rasvatihane, Parus, major, Great, Tit, Estonia, tihane, Kaido Rummel
Rasvane tihane Harjumaal.
What a great tit! Harjumaa, Estonia.

15. november 2017

Elvira cupreiceps, Coppery-headed Emerald

koolibri, Elvira, cupreiceps, Eupherusa, hummingbird, Lawrencius, Coppery, headed, Emerald, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Vaid Costa Ricas kohatav tilluke koolibri - kui inglise keelest teha otsetõlge, oleks linnu nimi vaskpea-smaragd. Curi-Cancha kaitseala Monteverde pilvemetsas, Costa Ricas.
A tiny bird with a beautiful name - Coppery-headed Emerald. Curi-Cancha Reserve in Monteverde cloud forest, Costa Rica.

14. november 2017

Roo-loorkull, Circus aeruginosus

Roo, loorkull, Circus, aeruginosus, Western, Marsh-harrier, Marsh, Harrier, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Roo, loorkull, Circus, aeruginosus, Western, Marsh-harrier, Marsh, Harrier, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Oht ülevalt! Läbistava kullipilguga roo-loorkull lendlemas Pärnumaal.
Danger from above! Western Marsh-harrier with penetrating look flying around in Pärnumaa, Estonia.

13. november 2017

Jalakaturpial, Icterus galbula

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

12. november 2017

Sporophila torqueola morelleti, White-collared Seedeater

Sporophila, torqueola, morelleti, White, collared, Seedeater, rumped, Caño, Negro, Wetland, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
See eestikeelse nimeta seemneõgija on selles mõttes omapärane lind, et üsna paljud temast tehtud pildid (kui guugeldada) on samuti tehtud okastraataial või siis mõnel laadsel inimtekkelisel objektil. Ka minu enda tehtud teine pilt sellest liigist kinnitab seda reeglit. Caño Negro märgala, Costa Rica.
White-collared Seedeater is interesting in the sense that on quite many photos of the bird you find in the web (when you google), the seedeater also sits on the barbed wire or similar man-made object. My only other photo of the species confirms the rule. Caño Negro Wetland, Costa Rica.

10. november 2017

Roheline iguaan, Iguana iguana

Roheline, iguaan, Iguana, Green, Common, Manuel, Antonio, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Efektse välimusega roheline iguaan peesitamas kõrgel puu otsas, Manuel Antonio rahvuspargis, Costa Ricas.
Showy Green iguana basking in the sun in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

9. november 2017

Roohabekas, Panurus biarmicus

Roohabekas, Roovilbas, Panurus, biarmicus, Bearded, Parrotbill, Tit, Reedling, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Roohabekas, Roovilbas, Panurus, biarmicus, Bearded, Parrotbill, Tit, Reedling, Estonia, Kaido Rummel Roohabekas, Roovilbas, Panurus, biarmicus, Bearded, Parrotbill, Tit, Reedling, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Vahva vunts ühes Harjumaa roostikus keha kinnitamas.
Cool-looking Bearded Reedling feeding in a reed bed in Harjumaa, Estonia.

8. november 2017

Suurturpial, Psarocolius montezuma

Suurturpial, Psarocolius, montezuma, Gymnostinops, Oropendola, Caribbean, coast, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel Suurturpial, Psarocolius, montezuma, Gymnostinops, Oropendola, Caribbean, coast, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Suurturpial on uhke näomaalinguga suur lind - isaslinnu pikkus võib ulatuda poole meetrini (emaslinnud on oluliselt väiksemad). Elupaikadena eelistab ta lauskmaa niiskete metsade servasid ning selle lähedal asuvaid vihmametsasid ning istandusi. Fotod tehtud Kariibi mere ranniku äärses puudesalus, Costa Ricas. 
Montezuma Oropendola is a large bird with exceptional face painting. Male bird can be half a meter in length (female birds are considerably smaller) and the oropendolas prefer the edges of humid lowland forests as habitat but also adjacent second growth and plantations. The photos are taken in a small patch of forest by the Caribbean Sea in Costa Rica.

7. november 2017

Rohevint, Carduelis chloris

Rohevint, Carduelis, chloris, European, Greenfinch, Western, Green, finch, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Rohevint on selle pihlakakobaraga ühele poole saanud. Mida päev edasi, seda kesisemaks toidulaud muutub. Harjumaa.
European Greenfinch has finished this branch of rowan fruit. As the days go by, food is becoming more and more scarce. Harjumaa, Estonia.

6. november 2017

Tasmani laht

Beautiful, beach, Tasman, Bay, Abel, National, Park, New, Zealand, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Kaunis rand Tasmani lahe ääres, Abel Tasmani rahvuspargis, Uus-Meremaal.
Spectacular beach by the Tasman Bay in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

5. november 2017

Mitmevärviline orav, Sciurus variegatoides

Mitmevärviline, orav, Sciurus, variegatoides, Variegated, squirrel, Volcano, Arenal, National, Park, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Salapärane tegelane vulkaan Arenali jalamil asunud tihedas võsas. Costa Rica.
Mysterious character in a thicket on the foot of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica - Variegated squirrel

3. november 2017

Lampornis calolaemus, Purple-throated Mountain Gem

Quiscalus, mexicanus, Great, tailed, Grackle, Mexican, Caño, Negro, Wildlife, Refuge, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Võib vist öelda, et oled linnule piisavalt lähedale saanud, kui koolibri kaadrisse mahutamisega pead kõva vaeva nägema. See eestikeelse nimeta koolibri emaslind on ligikaudu 10cm pikkune. Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica.
You can say that you have gotten very close to the bird if you have to work hard to keep the hummingbird fully inside the frame. This female Purple-throated Mountain Gem is only 10 cm long. Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica.

2. november 2017

Väike-lehelind, Phylloscopus collybita

Väike, lehelind, Silksolk, Phylloscopus, collybita, collybitus, Common, Chiffchaff, Eurasian, Estonia, chiff, chaff, Kaido Rummel
Kui ilmad jahedamaks lähevad, teeb väike-lehelind ka ennast veidi suuremaks ning ajab suled kenasti puhevile. Tartumaa.
When the weather gets colder, little Chiffchaff is making itself bigger by puffing up the feathers. Tartumaa, Estonia.

1. november 2017

Urvalind, Carduelis flammea

Urvalind, Carduelis, flammea, Acanthis, Common, Redpoll, Aotearoa, Fiordland, New Zealand, Kaido Rummel
Urvalind on Uus-Meremaal importlind Euroopast ning antud foto on tehtud Lõunasaare edelanurgas, metsikus Fiordlandi regioonis. See pisike värvuline on aga tekitanud linnuteadlaste seas tormi veeklaasis. Kui Uus-Meremaa linnuspetsid raiuvad kui rauda, et tegemist on urvalinnuga, siis eurooplased (peamiselt britid) väidavad, et tegu on hoopis lääne-urvalinnuga. Tänaseni kokkulepet selles põletavas küsimuses pole ning mina lähtun antud juhul Uus-Meremaal toodetud lindude välimäärajast.
Common Redpoll is an imported bird in New Zealand and this photo is taken in Fiordland, on the remote corner of South Island. This tiny finch, though, has created a storm in a teacup between the ornithologists. When the bird enthusiasts and professionals in New Zealand state that this bird is Common Redpoll then europeans (mostly Brits) argue that it is actually Lesser Redpoll. By today this pressing issue has not been solved therefore I use the classification stated in New Zealand birds field guide.