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Post by Brit » March 19th, 2010, 10:31 am

Yesterday Birgit had been at La Janda and …

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... who wants to, here is the short report:

La Janda - March 17 2010
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Post by Brit » March 20th, 2010, 10:04 pm

Dear friends, yesterday Birgit got the spotlights for the frog theatre and of course she had immediately to try it at the pond. What an action there is during night time! Birgit had her laugh!

A mercilessly tormented water frog was fighting for hours againsta perky, but brave little tree frog:

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The whole story is told here:

Turf war between tree- and water frog

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Post by Olga » March 23rd, 2010, 12:20 am

Birgit, I enjoyed the story!! They are just so funny and beautiful, the tree frogs and the water frogs! :laugh:

Congratulations for the new fine photographic equipment:
The new "spotlights" for watching the life in the biotope arrived. Hooray! With this round flashlight the insects will be photographed and..
I wish a long life and master photos to you with help of them! :thumbs:

pst, I use a small pocket camera and I'm not very good in using it. I'm an amateur amateur photographer, but some times I may have had succes!! :D
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Post by Brit » March 23rd, 2010, 5:57 pm

Thanks to the new flash light Birgit was able to discover the mysterious stripeless tree frog ladies! Enchanting, aren't they!?

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Who would like to find out more about the nightly life of the tree frog ladies can find Birgit's newest observations here:

Stripeless tree frog-female

Sitting in the evening at the pond you really feel like being in the theatre,- and this with the best of all repertories!
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Post by Brit » March 28th, 2010, 5:43 pm

What did Birgit discover beneath a birds water bowl? This cute little guy:

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This is one of two photos which Birgit was able to make from the Spanish painted frog:

Spanish painted frog
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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2010, 2:47 am

He is cute!

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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2010, 9:03 pm

:thumbs: Thank you, Birgit and Brit again. He, the Painted frog, is very beautiful as well as the Stripeless tree frogs too. How different can frogs be! The pictures of Birgit reminded me of one picture I happened to get once upon the day, to years ago when I was visiting Estonia! This, Bubo Bubo, Toad

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Long time ago this species of frog lived in our garden, he had a nest, a little hole, in the roots of Marshal's lily.
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Post by Brit » March 30th, 2010, 9:06 am

What a nice picture and story. Thanks for sharing, dear Olga!!!
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Post by Brit » April 1st, 2010, 9:40 pm

Birgit had been at Guadalhorce again, where she enjoyed the feathered friends like this greenfinch …

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… and at the same moment got very frustrated about the doings of human species. This happens rather seldom, but what she saw let her hair stood on end. The reason for that you can read here. But also many other things!

Guadalhorce - March 30 2010
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Post by BirgitK » April 1st, 2010, 10:50 pm

Such a nice shot, dear Olga! They look so prehistoricly!
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Post by alice44 » April 2nd, 2010, 9:25 am

Thinking about the way people would pay to hide their houses from birds and then pay to spray the insects with pesticides because the birds aren't eating as many and then end up paying to do something else for the birds and clean up some other mess.

It would be easier let the birds in and to clean up a little bird mess in the first place.

One of my happy childhood memories was watching the barn swallows under our deck.

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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2010, 2:51 pm

:loveshower: What sweet the House martins look. Amazing photos, Birgit! I had not seen before these kind of photos of swallows on the ground, and collecting materials for nest.
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Post by Brit » April 3rd, 2010, 10:02 am

The bee eaters are back from Africa and live up to their name:

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What else Birgit experienced today in Fuente de Piedra and surrounding you’ll find here:

Fuente de Piedra and surrounding
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Post by Brit » April 4th, 2010, 5:50 pm

Just before Birgit will drive to the Mecca of birders, the Guadalquivir, here a few photos from her yesterday visit to San Roque.

These two: their feathers stood on end with rage, but …

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… all became peaceable again. Who wants to have a look here are the photos to be seen:


Stork colony of San Roque and MacGarbage

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Post by Kuremari » April 5th, 2010, 8:27 pm

Happy Easter Brit and Birgit!
great photos about storks, of course! wonderful!
but, the very first photo reminded me sth from last year :puzzled:
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what a sad and frustrating view...garbage in stork`s nest
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Post by Brit » April 13th, 2010, 7:09 pm

Wonderful four days of birding and discovering wonderful new land scapes are behind Birgit! It was just fantastic!

The reports will follow in 5 chapters. Today Birgit starts with

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a birds paradise, which was created by two young Spanish biologists southwest of Sevilla and is located very close to the Doñana-Parks

Who would like to look and read finds the report here:

La Cañada de los Pájaros
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Post by Brit » April 13th, 2010, 7:11 pm

And here another report from the huge nature reserve southwest of Sevilla. At one afternoon the temperatures rised up to 27°C in the shadow. Ideal to get to know the pine forests of Aznalcázar:

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Who wants to join this beautiful excursion, are welcome here:

The pine forests of Aznalcázar
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Post by Brit » April 13th, 2010, 8:09 pm

And one more chapter of Birgits journey …

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... the marshlands of ...

Entremuros
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Post by Olga » April 14th, 2010, 10:26 pm

:wave: Thank you again, Birgit, for sharing your routes there in bird Paradises. So you have met a Hoopoe too, Eurasian Hoopoe - Vaenukägu, toonetutt in Estonian, what interesting name.

I have once in my life had a dream of having seen a Hoopoe, only a dream - it's was so a strange dream because I felt me so extremely happy in the dream for seeing just that bird..There it was, stood close to my feet and allowed me to watch it, and when I woke up, I went and looked in my bird book what is the name of that strange bird - it was very long time ago. :laugh:
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Post by Brit » April 15th, 2010, 10:39 am

Olga wrote: I have once in my life had a dream of having seen a Hoopoe, only a dream - it's was so a strange dream because I felt me so extremely happy in the dream for seeing just that bird..There it was, stood close to my feet and allowed me to watch it, and when I woke up, I went and looked in my bird book what is the name of that strange bird - it was very long time ago. :laugh:
What a dream, dear Olga ... maybe it wanted to tell you, that one day you should travel to where these birds are living!? :D I have never seen one too!

Have a nice day!!! :wave:
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