I spent a lot of time sitting in the veranda at the cabin looking for wildlife and I was also out and about with the ATV
Unfortunately the majority of the forest for several kilometres around the cabin, has been clear-felled and the variety and number of birds that I once saw there, had dramatically reduced.
I made a Goldeneye nestbox and put up but nothing used it.
I also found an old Goldeneye nestbox in the lake, which I rescued, repaired and put up close to the cabin, and his one did attract a pair and the female had nested in it.
Some other birds that i saw while there and managed to photograph were;
Common Scoter (a poor photo but a new species at the cabin)
Black Grouse displayed 10 meters from the cabin, but I only managed to get a photo of a female sitting in a tree.
This male Bluethroat was a nice find not far from the cabin.
A pair of Hazel Hen nested somewhere in the vicinity of the cabin
and it is a good year for breeding Pied Flycatchers
a pair of Redwings nested in a tree outside the cabin also.
Siberian Jays were a constant companion during my stay
and birds coming to the bird table included this increasingly area Siberian Tit
During the later part of my stay, House martins and Swallows came to gather mud for their nests.
I also found a pair of Hawk Owls, but never managed to get a decent photo or find their nest location.
Animals during my stay included,
A lot of Beaver sign that I found in various locations,
and eventually a beaver found its way into the lake at the cabin for three days
Two hares used to appear almost every evening
An unusual sighting one day, was an Adder snake swimming over the lake.
As soon as the ice melted, frogs appeared in the ditches and pools.
Before the snow melted it was interesting to see what tracks I could find each moring.
This is a Mallard duck
Fox was the most common.
These are the tracks of reindeer
and here are fresh reindeer tracks and Brown Bear tracks with fresh snow on them
Here the snow had melted where the bear had walked
Later during my stay, I even found a sign on a tree which translated said “the bears den”
but after a long search, I never located it!