Spring and Summer in Germany

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by fireblade1 » August 21st, 2012, 5:43 pm

:wave: Spider time in north germany :D
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Starling » August 22nd, 2012, 8:50 am

Thank you again fireblade1. Excellent shots. :wave:
Is there a LSE in the pictures? :puzzled:

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by alice44 » August 22nd, 2012, 9:14 am

Spider time :shake:

It is not yet spider time here. Knowing that it is spider time there, tells me as much as lots of information about the weather (oddly we had a cool spring and more spiders than usual and they behaved in a kind of fall way -- building webs in paths)

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by vainamoinen » August 22nd, 2012, 2:44 pm

Starling wrote:Thank you again fireblade1. Excellent shots. :wave:
Is there a LSE in the pictures? :puzzled:

No, these are WTE.

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Starling » August 22nd, 2012, 2:56 pm

vainamoinen wrote:
No, these are WTE.
Oh, yes! Thanks. :) There is an actual "white tail" in the upper picture. How do you recognize the eagle from the last picture? Is it the shape, colours, beak or..? (I´m just curious, I would like to learn too. :peek: )

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Post by vainamoinen » August 22nd, 2012, 3:13 pm

Starling wrote: Oh, yes! Thanks. :) There is an actual "white tail" in the upper picture. How do you recognize the eagle from the last picture? Is it the shape, colours, beak or..? (I´m just curious, I would like to learn too. :peek: )
By wedge shaped tail and long "fingers" (primaries flight feathers).

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Post by fireblade1 » August 26th, 2012, 8:15 pm

:wave: Thanks vainamoinen and Starling. Yes, I think it would be a sensation to see a LSE or a GSE here (and more with a camera in the hand). It is possible that I see an osprey in the coming time (they all have more time to go south :D )
Todays WTE-picture (Lady, I think, is preening)
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And two "Höckerschwäne"
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Post by fireblade1 » August 26th, 2012, 8:29 pm

But I saw a big beetle (6cm?) yesterday or so. Asked a friend, who knows more about insects (I thought :whistling: ). And I sent an Email to an old specialist. But no answer.
Excuse me but I will show the not good pics here. It landed on my track a few moments before
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Post by Lussi05 » August 26th, 2012, 10:20 pm

Great pictures from your interesting trips, as always. I like the Swans which are flying..
I can't help you with the beetle though, too many to choose from :blush:

Thank you, Fireblade :wave:

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by fireblade1 » September 3rd, 2012, 8:19 am

:wave:
Sunday we visited a crane sleeping place (not only cranes). Ok there are not thousands like in NE-germany, but a friend counted around 150.
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Post by fireblade1 » September 3rd, 2012, 8:30 am

And I saw an osprey. Very sure not the first one going south on this, not so usual path(?) :D
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Also a wte
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And my first "Rostgänse"
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Bea » September 3rd, 2012, 10:24 am

Fireblade, what a great Sunday you had - with wonderful views !!! :headroll:
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 3rd, 2012, 7:22 pm

Absolutely beautiful photos, Fireblade! I wish I could join you on one of your interesting walks! :wave:
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Manu » September 3rd, 2012, 10:43 pm

Beautiful pictures of all kind of birds.
Thank you to share it with us :loveshower: .

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by vainamoinen » September 3rd, 2012, 10:52 pm

I like these photos too. :gathering: :loveshower: Do you know, are these "Rostgänse" natural birds or escapes from captivity??

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Post by alice44 » September 4th, 2012, 9:19 am

Lovely photos -- I am hoping for a trip to the ocean and a walk along the river soon -- your photos show me I had best make my plans soon.

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Post by fireblade1 » September 4th, 2012, 6:08 pm

alice44 wrote:Lovely photos -- I am hoping for a trip to the ocean and a walk along the river soon -- your photos show me I had best make my plans soon.
:wave: Thank you Alice. Hope you will post the pictures.
Btw. I think the short trousers time in germany comes to the end this days. At least at 05.00h :D
Thank you Bea, Felis, Manu. And I still want to learn to make good pictures.
The place I was on sunday is the "Sehlendorfer Binnensee", close to the baltic sea with a salt water connection.
vainamoinen wrote:I like these photos too. :gathering: :loveshower: Do you know, are these "Rostgänse" natural birds or escapes from captivity??
Thank you vainamoinen. I think you are right that this are not natural birds in germany. People at the view point were talking about this. Heard yes and no and also: I do not know. But there are also breedings in germany but most of this birds are from captivity. I THINK

The cranes (Pohnsdorfer Stauung) yesterday
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And he made troubles between the swallows today
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Fleur » September 4th, 2012, 11:26 pm

beautiful pictures Fireblade :thumbs:

a friend of mine brings next week a visit to germany / cranes to look

Egyptian geese are here with us too much ( too much ) :blush:

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by fireblade1 » September 5th, 2012, 4:03 pm

Fleur wrote:next week a visit to germany / cranes to look
Egyptian geese are here with us too much ( too much ) :blush:
Hi Fleur
Sorry that I have no hot tip for your friend. I was not there to watch the cranes. It is a little far away for my bicycle and me. But I heard a lot. Wonderful crane sound. I hope he will have a good time, sure he will see some Wtes a.o. too :thumbs:
Yes the egyptian geese. Saw a not breeding pair this year. Not so nice their hissing. Chased away a poor tufted duck in the air every day.

Today I saw my closest Wte with my eos in my hand. Used the simple sport prog

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by Manu » September 5th, 2012, 5:11 pm

Oh wow, what an experience... WTE so close... wonderful :loveshower:

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