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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 10th, 2012, 1:20 pm

Kitty KCMO wrote::headroll: What great photos you shared, Fireblade! Thank you. All the mix of birds & animals you saw the past few days is wonderful.

:wave: Thank you, Kitty
Today it is a little cold and rainy day here in northern germany. :D yes, and than when I am not prepared and in that bad light I saw at least 5 wtes and the crane family. I am not good in digiscoping and this are free-hand-digiscoping tries.
One of the territory WTEs
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a part of the 4head family
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if you can not see the little crane
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 12th, 2012, 4:10 pm

:wave:
Yesterday I saw the red-necked grebe family on a trip. There are 4 little ones and one of them was on moms(?) back. On this pic daddy(?) comes back with a little fish
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Also yesterday. The territory WTEs. No breeding this year
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There are the eagles in the distance (normal view, 500m)
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Here they found some upwind (not only the eagles)
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 14th, 2012, 5:40 pm

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and also again my friends
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a little lapwing (kiebitz), some days old
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And sorry for this vid. It is my very first digiscoping-video and I am talking with my Ixus :blush:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 14th, 2012, 10:44 pm

fireblade1 wrote::wave:


Fireblade you caught the essential from the two WTE's. :thumbs: Nice to hear you too. :wave:
Did those two WTE's have a domestic quarrel ? :mrgreen: Think they are no longer speaking. :laugh:
All your photos a very good.

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 15th, 2012, 1:40 pm

macdoum wrote:Did those two WTE's have a domestic quarrel ? :mrgreen:

:wave: Hello macdoum. Who knows, but I do not think so. At least one of them is younger and maybe it is their first year together, and built the first nest here. Hope so that their will breed with success in the next year.
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There is still some black at the tail. (Picture made by a friend with a better cam/lens)

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 17th, 2012, 5:32 pm

:wave: Still no summer in northern germany. Today: Kestrel (Turmfalke)
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Wagtail (Bachstelze)
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A young but fledge( :loveshower: )lapwing (Kiebitz)
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and a young WTE
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attacked by gulls and a buzzard??

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 22nd, 2012, 1:33 pm

This page has wonderful pictures, that out of breath. :faint:
Thank you very much!

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 22nd, 2012, 5:11 pm

Tuula wrote:Thank you very much!

:wave: I have to say: Thank you very much. I know that I am not very talented.
Some picture out of the kitchen-window:
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 22nd, 2012, 7:32 pm

Great video of the attack, and pictures of the fledglings. Their parents really have busy times now. Thank you Fireblade :wave:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 22nd, 2012, 9:24 pm

Hi Fireblade :wave:
:slap: What great video of the attack!

Beautiful photos too! They are very good! It is fun and nice to see that you have almost the same businesses there! :laugh: It looks here the same.. though Blue tit chicks we have not seen here on Squirrel Hill, not yet..

(my PC is missing connection today, every now and then.. It's Midsummer eve.. :puzzled: I lost connection when I was editing my post..)

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 1:55 pm

Olga wrote:Hi Fireblade
It is fun and nice to see that you have almost the same businesses there! :laugh: It looks here the same.. though Blue tit chicks we have not seen here

:wave: Hi Olga! Yes looks like that :D . There are also a few squirrels around and also guests of my feeding place, but I have to be very very lucky to get a photo (no chance to be as good as yours). But btw it is nice to know that a few people are interested also in my pics. Today I was out with tired eyes.
I saw a few toads, very very small. I know that they will do their migration from the water into the wood in the next time. So I have to find another way to "my place" :nod:
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Hope you can see the toad left of the arrow

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 3:56 pm

What a small! :unsure: 8-)

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 4:09 pm

The toad is so tiny, I had to study really carefully to see it. Thank you, Fireblade :)

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 4:15 pm

:wave: Thank you Tuula and Lussi.
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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 4:16 pm

I'll come across the border looking,we are neighbors Fireblade, :laugh: , long time since I've looked
beautiful pictures fireblade.
I enjoyed your talk to the camera, test, digiscoping.
Nice video of the attack :thumbs:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 5:11 pm

fireblade1 wrote::wave: Thank you Tuula and Lussi.
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:laugh: Oh my... what a sweet tiny toad! Congratulations for having noticed it, fireblade! Look at the fingers of this little being!
Once upon the time there used to live a big toad in our garden, in the midst of a perennial plot, we lived then in an other house.

For several years ago there used to live a big beautiful toad in our garden, in the midst of a perennial plot, we lived then in an other house.

She had a nice home cave there under the roots of long long lilies.

Here on Squirrel hill I have never seen not one toad, nor frogs either... :puzzled:

'my' toad, 1995 :laugh: :

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There can be seen here small dark brownish (the color looks exactly same as the the black soil) 'lizards' under upper the stones that line the higher level in my garden, close to the apple tree seen on the background of the feeder pictures. They do not look like those common 'sisilisko'Zootoca vivipara , fast running lizards..be cause their skin seems to be all one colored and matte (no any gloss, no 'patterns' like vague stripes) - but perhaps they are 'covered' by a thin level of black soil?? They have holes and corridores there in the soil. I always put the stone back, if I happen to move some stone, carefully. I don't know who they really are!

Ah, what a long story!! And nothing to do with toads or frogs.. :rotf:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 23rd, 2012, 8:33 pm

The enlargement really helped me to find that tiny tiny toad. :blush:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 24th, 2012, 1:29 am

Thank you Fireblade.. great video...poor WTE. :cry:
All you photos are great...I spied the little toad. :shake:
:wave:

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 24th, 2012, 11:12 pm

@fireblade1: Thank you so much for all this nice pictures and videos of all this beautiful birds/animals :wave: . It's great you see and catch so many different "species" with your camera and share this moments with us :loveshower: .

Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

June 30th, 2012, 6:05 pm

:wave: Today, after thunderstorms with heavy rain yesterday, I saw "my" crane family on the right side.
Btw: Fleur, why not there are some birders from the netherlands here every year, I think. On the way to good places in the north or east (estonia?)
And Olga, beautiful toad in your garden some years ago

The two youngsters
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