Thursday, 29 July 2010


A PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE is still present this evening at an old landfill site with ponds that it is using for drinking. Strictly speaking it is not the first twitchable Pallas's Sandgrouse for Finland, since a flock of three individuals was twitchable in 1969 (there are about seven previous records in Finland, the last one was made in 1992). Coincidentally or not, today was the warmest day ever recorded in Finland, with the temperature rising to 37,2ºC (99,0ºF) near Joensuu (thanks to south-easterly winds from Kazakhstan...) (per CAU).

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