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Uutela is 71,5 hectares big park that is a nice place for birding all year round. The park has nature trails and a variety of good birding spots.
Uutela park has different forest types, marshes, rocks and shorelines within it. There's a lot of variety in bird species and it's a nice place to visit all year round. In spring and early summer it's possible to see and hear all kinds of singing birds: Icterine Warbler , Common Chiffchaff , Willow Warbler , Cuckoo , Blyth's Reed Warbler , Tree Pipit , Greater Whitethroat , Lesser Whitethroat , Wood Warbler, European Robin , Chaffinch, Pied Flycatcher , Spotted Flycatcher , Red-breasted Flycatcher , Great Tit , Eurasian Blue Tit , Coal Tit , Meadow Pipit , Blackcap. You can spot migrating species as well. Thanks to the close proximity of the sea it's possible to spot a wide variety of both local and migrating sea birds by the shore too: Whooper Swan , Mute Swan ,Goosander , Red-breasted Merganser ,Tufted Duck , Common Goldeneye , Long-tailed Duck ,Common Eider , Mallard , Common Sandpiper , Barnacle Goose , Canada Goose and Grey Heron.
The Uutela communal gardens located at the heart of the park is also a great spot for seeing birds. (Check out the gardens' own page on Birdingplaces for more details!) There are three active bird feeding spots in the park during winter time. Some have bird food all year round but they're especially nice in winter. The more common Great Tit , Eurasian Blue Tit , Coal Tit , House Sparrow and Tree Sparrow are almost always present but if you're lucky you might spot Crested Tit , Willow Tit and Goldcrest on them too. Eurasian Nuthatch has been seen visiting one of the feeding spots during the summer too.
Goldcrest is a common even if sometimes hard to see species in the park all around the year. Blackbird can also be seen almost all year round. During the autumn migration seasons it's also possible to see Bohemian Waxwing too.
There are two parking places in the area. The park is best explored by walking. It is also possible to cycle in the forest. The main paths are wide and maintained and are therefore suitable for wheelchair users as well. Please be mindful of where you walk and cycle, though, as there are nature reserve areas that should be protected.