Sunday, 29 January 2017

Dippy Sunday

Yesterday Äiti felt well enough to go for a walk around the lake. It was warm - well, for January in Finland(N) and she strolled off with her non-slip spikey shoes. This photo is of the stream which feeds the lake. 
She was delighted to see this little fellow- a dipper (koskikara). She had seen them in England but they are not that common here. In fact we think they are pretty weird as they come here in the winter - most other birdies have the sense to fly south!

7 comments:

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Brrrrrz, we agree, we'd fly south too!

Katnip Lounge said...

His tiny feets are IN the water!!! More like DippY, not Dipper!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We bet he still tastes like chick-hen.
MOL!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Dippers sound like they are not very bright!

When the cat is away said...

WHat??? We didn't know there were birds who come to Finland over winter... What's wrong with them? Shouldn't evolution ruled them out centuries ago?

Eastside Cats said...

Yesterday, 3...count 'em...THREE flocks of geese in V-formations flew overhead here. They are coming BACK from south, even though it's still January & there are two...count 'em...TWO more months of Winter! Birds gone crazy all over the world! 😜

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

that's great that you had such interesting and rare company on your walk!