Capercaillie display

I have never been fortunate enough to find a location where Capercaillie display, but while out searching last Sunday, I found a single male displaying.

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If you have never seen Capercaillie display, search on YouTube as there are several clips to watch.

It was already getting dark when I located this bird so unfortunately I could not get any good quality images.

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I did manage to get a nice photo of two females standing by the side of the though.

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It is a little early in the season for Capercaillie to be displaying but hopefully over the next couple of weeks I will find more.

Easter ice fishing

My family have been at me cabin for a week over Easter but unfortunately I was not well enough to go with them.  Really disappointed because they had a Bear visiting the cabin each night and I could have got some nice pictures!!

I spent Easter at home, but did get out to do a bit of ice fishing, though I caught nothing!!


It was really warm in the sunshine, but there was a cold north wind blowing

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Of course I made fire to cook coffee

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and grill sausage

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During the weekend I saw the first Common Cranes of the year, Rough-legged Buzzard and Pine Grosbeak.

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Snow Buntings

The new contract mobile phone I have received (A Samsung Galaxy Express 2)  has NFC – Near Field Communication, as does my Panasonic TZ40 camera.  By touching the two devices together I can then operate my camera remotely via my telephone.  In the picture below you can see my camera out on the snow

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Sitting in my car I can then see on my telephone, what my camera is seeing and using the Panasonic Image App I can fully control the camera via my telephone.

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Here are the end results of some pictures I took of Snow Buntings..

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Crisp Bread

I tried making my own crisp bread last weekend and the end result was very pleasing.

The ingredients are as follows;

2dl maze flour

1/2dl sesame seads

1/2dl linseeds

3/4dl sunflower seeds

1/4dl pumpkin seeds

1/2dl olive oil

2 1/2dl boiled water

salt flakes

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First put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly

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Add the boiled water and mix into a paste and spread over greaseproof paper in a baking tray.  Score with a knife to make it easier to divide into pieces once cooked and sprinkle a little salt over .

Place in the oven (pre-heated to 150 degrees) and leave for about one hour, until the mixture has hardened.  Remove and allow to cool.

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A hell of a weekend

I had a bad cold all last week, but on Saturday morning I went fishing with my neighbours again.

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I didn’t catch any fish again!

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Still wasn’t feeling 100% and had pain in my stomach all day.  It turned out to be a stomach bug and I spent the next 36 hours with diarrhoea and sickness.  Now I also have a lung infection, but hoping I will be feeling better soon.  Spring is here in Lapland and I really don’t want to miss it!!