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Post by Lussi05 » June 30th, 2012, 8:02 pm

Fireblade, you are so lucky. I love cranes.. :loveshower:

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Post by fireblade1 » July 1st, 2012, 4:16 pm

Lussi05 wrote:Fireblade, you are so lucky. I love cranes.. :loveshower:
:wave: "bird of fortune" (ok?). Yes I like them also. There are not so many cranes here. And I like more to see/hear them in the air. Btw. also wtes.
Today they were a bit closer and it was not because of me that they start calling. It was a foreign crane who was chased away some time later
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And here are all heads up
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Post by fireblade1 » July 2nd, 2012, 5:20 pm

:wave: No rain today and fresh, not hot, air. Saw no toads today. One young wte had some food on the ground. Cranes again
Young one streching his wing (ready for takeoff, I think)
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All digiscoping pictures are with selftimer (2 or 10 sec.) so I am also lucky to have the heads up. This time I was lucky because of the marsh harrier (Young or female, I do not know)
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Post by vainamoinen » July 2nd, 2012, 6:29 pm

fireblade1 wrote::wave: No rain today and fresh, not hot, air. Saw no toads today. One young wte had some food on the ground. Cranes again
Young one streching his wing (ready for takeoff, I think)
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All digiscoping pictures are with selftimer (2 or 10 sec.) so I am also lucky to have the heads up. This time I was lucky because of the marsh harrier (Young or female, I do not know)
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It's female marsh harrier. Young birds of this season can't fly around yet.

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Post by fireblade1 » July 2nd, 2012, 7:11 pm

vainamoinen wrote: It's female marsh harrier. Young birds of this season can't fly around yet.
Thank you vainamoinen. There was today also a dark coloured male and some days ago a very bright male.

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Post by Fleur » July 2nd, 2012, 9:16 pm

I believe that many people go to germany to go somewhere in a nice area bird watching :laugh:

beautiful pictures of the cranes, and nice you can spot the heads up and the marsh harrier ( also a beautiful bird )

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 2nd, 2012, 10:55 pm

Beautiful photos! And really lucky to catch them all! :wave:
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Post by fireblade1 » July 4th, 2012, 5:54 pm

:wave: Think, everthing is smaller in germany :D
one of the three toads I carried across the track
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The kestrel-box in the distance (scope= 25x)
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The pohnsdorfer kestrel-youngsters. Saw four. It was a 15min rec. an I made some cuts

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Post by fireblade1 » July 23rd, 2012, 4:25 pm

:wave: A few new pics
Yes, it is true: Sunshine in germany (north)
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Do not know what this was
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Post by fireblade1 » July 23rd, 2012, 4:44 pm

And:
Tested a new lens:
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"Rohrweihe" with a mouse in the beak
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:D : Find the white egret (Silberreiher). And there is a "Singschwan" (I swear)
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Post by vainamoinen » July 23rd, 2012, 6:17 pm

fireblade1 wrote::wave: A few new pics
Yes, it is true: Sunshine in germany (north)
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Do not know what this was
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In middle photo is Blackcap female, in lower - Garden warbler juvenile, but not sure for 100%, in upper photo keine Ahnung what it is.

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 23rd, 2012, 6:35 pm

Could it be a Buchfink - Common Chaffinch?

Anyway, the bird enjoyed the sun!
Great photos again! :thumbs:
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Post by vainamoinen » July 23rd, 2012, 7:07 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:Could it be a Buchfink - Common Chaffinch?

Anyway, the bird enjoyed the sun!
Great photos again! :thumbs:

In first photo is Chaffinch, of course, but I was thinking about second

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Post by fireblade1 » July 24th, 2012, 5:41 pm

:wave: Thank you vainamoinen and Felis. I think that we all know it, but I have to learn to make better photos.
Today: Eagle-alert and a lot of birds in the sky, most geese. Then both wtes "visited" the crane-family
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Post by fireblade1 » July 24th, 2012, 5:46 pm

A few more
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So, the whooper swans.
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Post by vainamoinen » July 24th, 2012, 5:54 pm

fireblade1 wrote::wave: Thank you vainamoinen and Felis. I think that we all know it, but I have to learn to make better photos.
Today: Eagle-alert and a lot of birds in the sky, most geese. Then both wtes "visited" the crane-family
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Very many geese for this time of year. In welcher Deutschlands Teil ist das?

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Post by fireblade1 » July 24th, 2012, 7:09 pm

vainamoinen wrote: Very many geese for this time of year. In welcher Deutschlands Teil ist das?
:wave: I am very close to the baltic sea. Ca. 10km south of kiel (Pohnsdorfer Stauung). Since a few days, I think, the canada geese are ready with molting(?) and most of the young are also ready. And there are also many grey geese ready since some more days. And we have some "Nilgänse". I know one breeding pair

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 24th, 2012, 10:33 pm

:blush: I must admit, I am a little bit envious that you can see WTEs! I would have to go to a "Falknerei" (I have checked, there is one not too far away) and the next known breeding pair is a good 150 km away. But forget about finding it without disturbing everyone around including them!
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Post by Manu » July 24th, 2012, 10:39 pm

@fireblade: You are a lucky one to see so many and different kind of birds in your area... And WTE's too...Great :loveshower: .

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Post by fireblade1 » August 6th, 2012, 3:39 pm

:wave: Some weekend pictures. I saw "our" (I think) crane-family some fields away from their breeding place. So I mssed all of their flight-exercises.
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Whooper swan
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Duck family
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Silberreiher
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Starling
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