Harilaid, Saaremaa

The night before driving to Saaremaa island we stopped at Haeska and captured some summer night views from the birding tower there. Main attraction were though the cows, birds were more shy this time and kept their distance.

Next morning as arrived to Saaremaa the island greeted us with a wonderful sunny day and 36C of heat.
We started a hiking trip on Harilaiu peninsula - one of our favorite places with beautiful beaches and varied landscape. Harilaid is also a great spot for birding.
The timing was not the best as the autumn migration has not fully started, but we did see a lot of different species. One of the rare ones was Osprey.

Below you can make a tour around the peninsula and see the moments we captured along our 16km hiking trip. Some last photos are taken on Undva cliff and on our way back home.

Bird species spotted on Harilaiu peninsula on 10.th of July - Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Oyestercathcer (Haematopus ostralegus), Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Common ringed plover ( Charadrius hiaticula), Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula), Red-breasted merganser  (Mergus serrator), Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Yellow hammer (Emberiza citrinella), Mute swan (Cygnus olor), Coot (Fulica atra),
White wagtail (Motacilla alba), Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica),
Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea), Goldeneye (Bucephala clancula)
and Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Photos: Merlis Lätti and Andres Killing
Morning with birds
Ruddy turnstone and other species.

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