I went to the small island called Harakka near Kaivopuisto this afternoon. It’s a protected area right next to the shore of Helsinki and home to many seabirds. There wasn’t that many different birds yet on the island and unfortunately I didn’t get a good photo of a oystercatcher (meriharakka) which the island is named after. On the way home I saw a couple of rabbits and a pheasant right next to the busy road near the center of Tapiola. When I got back home I went for a walk with the dog and we spotted a dead owl in the nearby forest. I have no idea what had killed it. It seemed to have suffered a blow to the head but I have no idea what could have caused it.