30. aprill 2018

Kime-masktikat, Myiozetetes similis

Kime, masktikat, Myiozetetes, similis, Social, Flycatcher, Vermilion, crowned, Sarapiqui, valley, Costa, Rica, Kaido Rummel
Kime-masktikat Sarapiqui orus, Costa Ricas. Eestikeelne nimi tuleb linnu üsna teravast lauluhäälest.
Social Flycatcher in Sarapiqui valley, Costa Rica.

29. aprill 2018

Ohakalind, Carduelis carduelis

Ohakalind, Carduelis, European, Goldfinch, Eurasian, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Kevadine vaikelu. Ohakalind Harjumaal.
Still life of spring. European Goldfinch in Harjumaa, Estonia.

28. aprill 2018

Yellow-faced Grassquit, Tiaris olivaceus

Yellow, faced, Grassquit, Tiaris, olivaceus, olivacea, Curi, Cancha, Reserve, Monteverde, Cloud, Forest, Costa Rica, Kaido Rummel
Nuditud sabaga seemneõgija (ametliku eestikeelse nimeta) Monteverde pilvemetsa veerel, Costa Ricas.
Yellow-faced grassquit with a trimmed tail on the verge of Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.

26. aprill 2018

Põldlõoke, Alauda arvensis

Põldlõoke, lõoke, Alauda, arvensis, Eurasian, Skylark, Sky, Lark, European, Northern, Common, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Järjekordne kevadekuulutaja. Põldlõoke on samas lind, keda kevadiselt põllult on üsna keeruline üles leida (lõokeste kuulmisega samas pole mingeid probleeme). See isend sai üles leitud Harjumaalt.
Another harbinger of spring. Skylark is a bird that is quite hard to find on a spring field (though you have no problem hearing them). This guy was found in Harjumaa, Estonia.

25. aprill 2018

Küülik, Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus

Küülik, Kodujänes, Jänes, Oryctolagus, cuniculus, European, rabbit, Otago, peninsula, New, Zealand, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel Küülik, Kodujänes, Jänes, Oryctolagus, cuniculus, European, rabbit, Otago, peninsula, New, Zealand, Aotearoa, Kaido Rummel
Ei ole nunnud jänkud, vaid hoopis suurkahjurid. Ligikaudu 150 aastat tagasi tundus hea mõttena Euroopast Uus-Meremaale küülikuid asustada, et oleks keda küttida ja läbi selle saada liha ning nahku. Kuna selles kauges maanurgas kiskjad puudusid, siis loomulikult toimus praktiliselt momentaalne plahvatus ning juba paarikümne aasta pärast tunnistati, et küülikud on oht nii riigi loodusele kui ka majandusele. Võitlus nendega käib siiamaani. Fotod tehtud Otago poolsaarel, Uus-Meremaa Lõunasaarel.
No, these are not cute bunnies but pests. About 150 years ago it seemed like a good idea to bring rabbits from Europe to New Zealand. The main goal was to stimulate a domestic fur and meat trade. As there were no predators, the numbers obviously exploded and already two decades later it was admitted that the rabbits had become a serious threat to the fragile New Zealand nature and economy. The fight against them is still ongoing. The photos were taken in Otago peninsula, South Island.

24. aprill 2018

Karmiinleevike, Carpodacus erythrinus

Karmiinleevike, leevike, Carpodacus, erythrinus, Common, Rosefinch, Scarlet, Estonia, Kaido Rummel
Karmiinleevike üha rohelisemaks muutuvas kevades, Tartumaal.
Common Rosefinch in Tartumaa, Estonia.

23. aprill 2018

Thraupis episcopus, Blue-gray Tanager

Sinihall, Tangara, Thraupis, episcopus, Blue, grey, Tanager, gray, Kaido Rummel, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa Rica Sinihall, Tangara, Thraupis, episcopus, Blue, grey, Tanager, gray, Kaido Rummel, Parque, Nacional, Los, Quetzales, Costa Rica
Sinihall tangara Ketsalite rahvuspargis, Costa Ricas.
Blue-gray Tanager in Parque Nacional Los Quetzales, Costa Rica.

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.