Iberian Nature Photography

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Post by Brit » December 5th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Now follows the last part of the photo series and this one is about the Crested Coot and …

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… its friends, which it found on this very river mouth.

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The Crested Coot an its friends
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Post by Brit » December 12th, 2013, 9:36 am

At this very river mouth in Marbella are during the winter days numerous Mire Crows. And usually its very peaceful there. But between these two there is no love lost.

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No worries, there was nobody injured! Please find the complete photo series here:

Heavy fight between two Mire Crows
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Post by Manu » December 12th, 2013, 8:51 pm

Wow, what impressive pictures of the fight of the two Mire Crows.

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Post by Carl_09 » December 13th, 2013, 10:54 am

Interesting forum! I have clicked a few photographs of insects with my friend who is a Photographer in Port Macquarie. I will surely share those pictures with you all soon.

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Post by macdoum » December 13th, 2013, 7:48 pm

Brit wrote:At this very river mouth in Marbella are during the winter days numerous Mire Crows. And usually its very peaceful there. But between these two there is no love lost.

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No worries, there was nobody injured! Please find the complete photo series here:

Heavy fight between two Mire Crows
Marvellous photograpy Birgit. Thanks to Brit for posting. :2thumbsup:
Wow,in the last pic I think one crow was aiming at the eye of the rival :shock:
It was time to break up. :slap:
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Post by Brit » December 19th, 2013, 5:40 pm

Thank you macdoum for always being so attentive and giving friendly remarks! :loveshower:
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Post by Brit » December 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm

How nice, that the Mediterranean Gull still was wearing the summer plumage, because with winter plumage Birgit hardly would not have noticed her among the Mire Crows.

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Mediterranian Gull, Crested Coot and more
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Post by Manu » December 24th, 2013, 7:39 pm

Birgit: Merry Christmas to you and your family

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Post by Brit » February 24th, 2014, 8:34 am

Birgit opened a new theme on her HP:

Nature films

Short films as:

White Storks foraging - February 16 2014

Flock of White Storks - January 29 2014

Pollination by Chiffchaff - January 29 2014

Pollination by Chiffchaff - January 28 2014

Chiffchaffs being rather crazy about the nectar of the tree-aloe - January 27 2014

Chiffchaffs enjoying the nectar - January 24 2014

White Storks on the garbage dump of Los Barrios - January 06 2014

Migration of White Storks - January 06 2014

Monarch Butterfly in the garden - January 01 2014

Birds at the river mouth of Río Verde, Marbella, Spain - December 27 2013

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Post by macdoum » February 26th, 2014, 3:36 am

Brit wrote:Birgit opened a new theme on her HP:

Nature films

Short films as:

White Storks foraging - February 16 2014

Flock of White Storks - January 29 2014

Pollination by Chiffchaff - January 29 2014

Pollination by Chiffchaff - January 28 2014

Chiffchaffs being rather crazy about the nectar of the tree-aloe - January 27 2014

Chiffchaffs enjoying the nectar - January 24 2014

White Storks on the garbage dump of Los Barrios - January 06 2014

Migration of White Storks - January 06 2014

Monarch Butterfly in the garden - January 01 2014

Birds at the river mouth of Río Verde, Marbella, Spain - December 27 2013

Please enjoy!
:thumbs: Great idea Brigit & Brit. Lovely videos. :D
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Post by Brit » March 4th, 2014, 7:22 pm

As chance wanted to have it, I heard the calls of a Hoopoo yesterday and discovered him in the opposite building. But: he was not alone! The couple was just busy making a nice big hole into the classy building and it would be the absolute highlight, if they would be going to breed just in front of my nose!

From the many beautiful sceneries, which I caught on film I selected two where the original sounds of the Hoopoo language are to be heard and which show, how adorable they find their new home!

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Hoopoos building a nest
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Post by Brit » March 4th, 2014, 7:29 pm

Today Birgit would like to show a butterfly film!

Butterflies in my garden
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Post by Manu » March 4th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Beautiful records of the hoopoos and the butterflies :loveshower: .

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Post by Brit » March 22nd, 2014, 7:59 pm

Birgit made two little films for us. The first one shows the molting of a Green Frog. Perfectly you can see how he pushes the skin into his mouth and how he is using the eye muscles for swallowing:

Molting of a Green Frog

The second film is showing an Ibis foraging. There Birgit was incredibly lucky, because the beautiful guy first was on the other side of the river and then flew over directly in front of Birgits nose, which of course was with her in the car :mrgreen: . So nice sceneries he presented her with his unbelievable beautiful colors, this fantastic beak and his serenity!

Please choose in YouTube the Version Full HD, not to miss the beautiful quality of the images.

Ibis foraging
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Post by macdoum » March 22nd, 2014, 8:56 pm

:loveshower: Wonderful though I am not a great fan of frogs,not alone moulting frogs. :mrgreen:
How nice to see the Ibis peacefully foraging :2thumbsup:
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Post by Brit » March 25th, 2014, 8:55 pm

Thanks for your always nice comments, macdoum! Maybe this is more to your taste :headroll:

Today a little film from Birgit about the courtship display of Snowy Plovers. The male bravely drapes tiny little stones, while the female is hopping around the future nest. But the male was earning Brownie points by expelling a Sandpiper. The relatives, the Sandpipers, were a little more advanced with family planning.

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Snowy Plover showing courtship display and Sandpipers mating
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Post by Brit » April 8th, 2014, 3:12 pm

The funny Little Egret had put on his most beautiful wedding dress and cleaned it with the utmost care:

Little Egret cleaning his wedding dress

Birgit really likes the Plovers . On the river she had the opportunity to watch them for quite a while. By that she recognized that they have a skill which she never observed before. They stamp intense on the ground that possible preys in shock leave their hiding places. Similar the Little Egrets are doing. If one learned from the other?

Here is the video to watch this skill:

Hunting skill of the Plover
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Post by Brit » April 28th, 2014, 10:36 am

A few days ago we had been at the Guadalhorce-Mouth and felt like being at a wedding-party. Stilts and even Avocets had found their mates. What a nice view

Please see two videos:

Mating of Stilts

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Mating of Avocets

As you can see their behavior is quite similar. The females allure with their charms and the males adorn themselves.

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Post by Brit » April 28th, 2014, 5:38 pm

The Avocet couple got all wings full of to being busy to chase any invader out of their territory and away from their nest. A frightened White Spoonbill was taking wings, also the Common Terns had to get lost … only the neighboring Stilts didn’t put up with this that easy:

Avocets chase invaders away from their nest
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Post by Brit » May 8th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Yesterday Birgit could observe these two sceneries:

Desperate territory fight of two Sandpipers

and

Squacco Heron going for fishing

Something like that…! The two Sandpipers seethe with anger! And the Squacco Heron stalked up on his prey so skillful. Birgit watched him nearly for 2 hours and was totally fascinated
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