Little bird passenger on a sailboat

And for now something completely different. With this video I would like to wish you happy Holidays and New Year!

This little visitor landed on Li’s deck! We were sailing from Haapsalu 🇪🇪 to Kökar 🇦🇽.

First half an hour she just slept keeping balance perfectly. Listen how I’m whistling and she blinks deep brown eyes. After gathering some energy she started to explore the deck. Going through every corner trying to find something to eat. As an insectivorous bird she didn’t like served rolled oats!

After catching one spider she started to do short preying flights around the boat and always returned to the aft deck to eat her catch. Many ladybugs lost their life. I didn’t even know that there are ladybugs in the middle of Baltic Sea.

This common redstart was unbelievable fearless! She let us even to touch gently her feather coat.

Then also another common redstart landed! She was soaking wet shivering on cockpit floor. But the first visitor was angry and drove her away.

To make this rare meeting more strange threatening falcon was gliding circles high above the boat almost two hours just like wanting to add some drama! Maybe it has been chasing these little birds and they were seeking for a shelter.

When the first islets were on sight the little passenger left. Captured 30.8.2021.

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