Enäjärvi 29/4/2022    

Enäjärvi is a small lake near town Pori only one mile from the sea. The lake is between a highway and a railway and the traffic noise is apparent even night time. This was the first place for Great Cormorants in Finland to form an inland colony. Today there’s at least fivehundred nests in two small islets in the middle of the lake. I made an over night recording and this starts from 04.40 in the morning, half an hour before sun rise with the Cormorants just coming active. Though the lake was still mostly frozen the Cormorants have been more than two weeks there. This is the most silent moment of the night of traffic, still there’s a train passing.
The train is carrying coal (or anthracite) from Novosibirsk in Russia, a distance of 4000 km. Each train is making two weeks or longer time on the rails to Tahkoluoto Port on the Finnish West Coast. From there the coal is shipped through Suez Channel to Bangladesh. Normally there's 2-3 trains passing daily in spite of the sanction policy against Russia.    Headphones recommended.

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