Spring and Summer 2015

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Re: Spring and Summer 2015

Post by spatz » June 2nd, 2015, 7:43 pm

papa blackbird feeding child. child blackbird

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Post by spatz » June 2nd, 2015, 7:59 pm

Jay child, I'm not sure

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Post by airras » June 24th, 2015, 8:06 am

it's time to cut the wheat here :nod:
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Post by fireblade1 » July 1st, 2015, 6:40 pm

:wave:
Now it is time to leave the nest. But not today
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Post by fireblade1 » July 2nd, 2015, 3:24 pm

:wave:
Todays surprise.
Both eaglets had left the nest. One was flying/sailing a short distance (yes,he can). The other was sitting in a tree nearly under the nest all the time I was there. He was looking to get better shadow on this warm day.
Both parents were around. Only the "proud daddy" was good for a pic..
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Post by fireblade1 » July 3rd, 2015, 8:46 pm

:wave:
Today I saw daddy and the two eaglets. Both, I would say, 50-60m away from the nest.
And this two beauties u.o..
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Post by Bea » July 3rd, 2015, 8:51 pm

Red-backed Shrike and Yellow Wagtail (Neuntöter und Schafstelze), both sitting in a Hawthorne (Weißdorn), right?

Lucky you, to have WtEs not far .... :shake:
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Post by fireblade1 » July 3rd, 2015, 9:04 pm

Bea wrote:Red-backed Shrike and Yellow Wagtail (Neuntöter und Schafstelze), both sitting in a Hawthorne (Weißdorn), right?

Lucky you, to have WtEs not far .... :shake:
Yes Bea, you are right. But Weißdorn? I do not know! :mrgreen:

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 3rd, 2015, 9:26 pm

Great photos, fireblade! :thumbs:
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Post by Lussi05 » July 4th, 2015, 12:16 am

Fireblade, great photos :thumbs:
spatz, nice to see papa blackbird feed his fledgling, and I also have young Jays in my garden. It's a small, childish, flock :laugh:
Airras, you cut the wheat already in Spain :thumbs:

A beautiful summer night, and full moon, yesterday:)
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Post by fireblade1 » July 4th, 2015, 5:07 pm

:wave:
I am waiting for little black birds. I think at this time it is a "paradise" for the pair of magpie.

Lussi05: Nice pictue of the full moon. Have not seen it.

Think this morning I was again to late for the first feeding. Heard no eagle calls or begging.
It is much easier to see adult eagles in that "green wall"
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This is the female, I think. But I am no expert and have problems to see if young or female.
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Hmmm
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Later I was lucky to see one of the very dark brown eaglets
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Post by Liz01 » July 5th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Sorry, bad quality. I was too far away. It is a WTE :loveshower:
They are every year at this location. Unfortunately the terrain is dry. Usually there are as many waterbirds :laugh:

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Post by fireblade1 » July 5th, 2015, 4:31 pm

:wave:
Yes, WTEs like to sit on dry/dead trees.

Today, I was closer to the feeding-time. Daddy (not ringed) was still with the eaglet.
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It was a little foggy, because of a bit rain on the hot ground.
The eaglet moved a little in that direction, because the male gave food to the other eaglet. But not visible for me.
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A little explanation, why I post it under seasons.
Too early and sad, but it is the end of the eagle "nesting-SAISON". Just a little information to me and I stop it.
Btw, the eaglet are still at this place to learn the basics. After that, they will leave for a "better place".

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Post by Lussi05 » July 5th, 2015, 6:24 pm

Liz01 wrote:Sorry, bad quality. I was too far away. It is a WTE :loveshower:
They are every year at this location. Unfortunately the terrain is dry. Usually there are as many waterbirds :laugh: ]
Liz01, what a great experience, lucky you :thumbs: Thank you for sharing it with us :thumbs:
Fireblade, thank for the update of your WTE family. Very nice to see what the eaglets and parents are doing outside of the nest :thumbs:

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Post by fireblade1 » July 6th, 2015, 6:09 pm

Lussi05 wrote: Fireblade, thank for the update of your WTE family. Very nice to see what the eaglets and parents are doing outside of the nest :thumbs:
:wave: Thank you Lussi05!
That is also new for me.
Today I was out there at ca. 05.00h. Hoped to see a fish delivery in the area. Nothing, but there was a lot of other "action" and the nature.
The first eaglet arrived for me and a friend at 07.25h. Sometime later the second eaglet. They looked very good, but not "full". Both were flying very well in todays strong wind. They had contact to the water, saw one drinking.
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After 2 hours or so they flew away in different directions. Still visible for us.
There was an adult in the "green wall" and flying, but no sign of hunting.

Btw, saw the first osprey in this "after-season-Season", and it fished with success. Very early for me, but not the first, what I heared.

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Post by Liz01 » July 6th, 2015, 6:26 pm

fireblad1, these are great pictures of the WTE's :2thumbsup:

Unfortunately, many eagles are poisoned in Kiel and the surrounding area :cry:

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Post by Liz01 » July 6th, 2015, 6:29 pm

Reed warbler :laugh:

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Post by Liz01 » July 6th, 2015, 6:30 pm

bumblebee :laugh:
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Post by Liz01 » July 6th, 2015, 6:36 pm

young White Wagtail
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Swallows feed their chicks :innocent: The branches hanging over a pond
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magpie
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Post by fireblade1 » July 6th, 2015, 7:21 pm

Liz01 wrote:Unfortunately, many eagles are poisoned in Kiel and the surrounding area :cry:
NO WTE was poisoned/killed in Kiel! But in Schleswig-Holstein, that is true. And everywhere where WTS live. All over the World.

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