Autumn and Winter in Germany

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Post by Felis silvestris » February 26th, 2013, 10:21 pm

Same here, Bea. On the contrary, a breeding red kite not far from here might stall building a wind turbine, if he/she decides to breed in spring. I have seen many black ones, but also not here ... :innocent:
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Post by Bea » February 26th, 2013, 10:35 pm

In the area where I grew up (near river Danube, Niederbayern) were several Red Kites, but years ago. Don´t know how the situation is now. They are not so difficult to identify when they are flying - with their typical V-tailfeathers ...
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Post by Felis silvestris » February 26th, 2013, 10:45 pm

Where I grew up (which is not that far from where you are now) we had only buzzards and the occasional goshawk. Buzzards for that were a lot, every year I saw them taking their first flights after fledging!
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Post by Manu » February 26th, 2013, 11:15 pm

Thanks a lot for all your nice comments :blush: . I'm happy to share this nice moments with you :loveshower: .

We have for example 10 times more Buzzards than Red Kites in Switzerland. So I'm surprised to see so many of them.

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Post by alice44 » February 27th, 2013, 4:05 am

wonderful pictures

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Post by Bea » February 27th, 2013, 10:55 am

fireblade1 wrote:..... It is still to cold in kiel for holding a cam :D
Any photo-undocumented news aboout the WTEs in your area, fireblade?
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Post by Felis silvestris » February 27th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Bea wrote:
To use this lift I would have to make bodybuilding first - my doggie has 42 kilos :mrgreen:

I think I´d prefer the parachute/missile version :rotf:
Bea - I just found the solution for you doggie - it has to be constructed a bit bigger and doggie might not be able to climb over as elegantly as a cat, but it's the ultimate and luxurious surround view elevator:

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Post by Bea » February 27th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Waaaahhhhh - what a solution!!! :rotf: And what a cat!!! :laugh:

I fear it would take me tons of goodies to get my doggie used to this elevator :whistling: :rotf:
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Post by Manu » February 27th, 2013, 10:02 pm

Cat-lift: What a great idea :rotf: .

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Post by Felis silvestris » February 27th, 2013, 10:20 pm

Luxurious, isn't it? :mrgreen: I would like to see the spa the cat surely has inside! :rotf:
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Post by Manu » February 27th, 2013, 10:31 pm

This is really luxurious :rotf: . Maybe the family lives in the cellar and the rest of the house is "cat's territory" :mrgreen: .

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Post by alice44 » February 28th, 2013, 7:56 am

Heck I was just wondering about the garden.

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Post by fireblade1 » March 4th, 2013, 2:37 pm

:wave: Yesterday we were out to check the eagle nest in barsbek. It is a protected nest (close to a street and close to humans). The nest guard told us, that we were 30min to late to see a mating in the nest.

No eagles, only the nest
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The owner (or so) of the close field was there to check the field (or so).
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He was so close, that he chased away the female wte (she is not ringed and the old male is :D )
There was time (for me) for only one picture
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Post by Bea » March 4th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Oh, fireblade, good news about "your" WTEs :thumbs:

Thank you for sharing the news and your photos :shake: Fingers crossed for a successful nesting season :2thumbsup:
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Post by Manu » March 4th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Fireblade: Great "your" WTE are nesting in your area. And very nice picture of the beautiful WTE :thumbs: .
I cross my fingers and hope they will have a successful breeding season.

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Post by Lussi05 » March 4th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Fireblade, thank you for the update on your WTEs. I cross my fingers for a successful season.
Great pictures and beautiful WTE :thumbs: :wave:

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 4th, 2013, 7:56 pm

I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for the WTE in fireblade's area! Hope the closeness to people does not affect them. But I guess they must have been aware of the people while building the nest.
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Post by fireblade1 » March 5th, 2013, 7:05 pm

:wave: Thank you. But I have a bad feeling with "our" WTE-Pair. Linda/Sulev are a little noisy, but this pair is silent (the short time I am there). Ok I am a pessimist and hope.
Todays pictures so are more spring 2013
A starling
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Honeybees and a spider
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Maybe someone is interested in a ringed canada goose
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Young wte, saw maybe an adult when I left
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Post by Manu » March 5th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Fireblade: It looks now really like spring arrive on your pictures. I like the photo with the Bees.
About WTE's: When we all cross our fingers soooo much, it must be a happy-end with your eagle-pair :laugh: .

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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2013, 4:56 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:Bea - I just found the solution for you doggie - it has to be constructed a bit bigger and doggie might not be able to climb over as elegantly as a cat, but it's the ultimate and luxurious surround view elevator:

Well, the solution with the elevator is great, but I found "the best" solution ... :mrgreen:



Okay, it will take a bit time to train doggie for that ..... :mrgreen:
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