Black Grouse Webcam

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alice44 wrote:No today I saw nothing, there was a little singing and before it got quite light some interesting noises (but there was a slim chance they came from Klaara's cam)


The gull looks rather elegant walking around the field.


This is the enlargement of the bird from yesterday -- in the process the more distant bird disappeared.

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this could well be the redwing. :nod:
they have a white stripe on the side of the head at the eye level and this bird seems to have that. the white stripe is a well distinguishing characteristic: it can be seen easily from a distance, almost easier than the red colour under the wing on the side.
i had a picture up here: viewtopic.php?p=68765#p68765
of a redwing but for some reason it was gone but now i've replaced it with another. the redwing in that picture looks almost too colourful. usually they look a bit dimmed in 'nature'. :whistling:
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So far it has been quiet again today.


ahh I just looked at images of the Fieldfare and the Redwing (shoes show up first here) and the eye stripe on the Redwing is bolder and higher -- so that seems likely.
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venegor wrote::puzzled: Starlings in the field, they are bad for distinguishing from earth lumps
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yes, the starlings are difficult to see if they are not moving. :nod:
i've tried to mark the two starlings that i'm able to see in venegors picture for Alice (and others,too. :D )
the one on the left is about as high from the bottom as it is to the right from the left side and the other is a bit lower.
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I think there were two of what ever these are and one of them seemed to land just on the other side of the near rise.


Maybe I just saw a magpie fly at the cam, but I was not with it enough to do a capture.
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At a little before 11 I saw Thrushes again - 2, but this time I am not sure they were the same sort. I kept asking them to jump on top of a dirt clod but they stuck down low closer to the grubs.

The clouds/fog/mist flowing through those trees in the distance can be fairly dramatic.
It made me think of Macbeth.
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alice44 wrote:Image

I think there were two of what ever these are and one of them seemed to land just on the other side of the near rise.


Maybe I just saw a magpie fly at the cam, but I was not with it enough to do a capture.
Alice, hello lucky you! What there is flying is a lapwing! Yesterday I admired them here in Holland and heard them calling the dutch name: kieviet!
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Monday 3 May

4:42
The sun is rising -- just above the hills

The field has a frosty covering.
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Just now I can see the same birds described by Alice...two on the bottom left of the picture.
Yes,one can be seen but the other one,only if it moves.
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Jo UK wrote:Does anyone know why this particular behaviour is named lek, and what is the origin of the work?

Liis, is this your department - the origin of words? :dunno:
May I had to the guessing? :whistling:
Leque in Portuguese is a non-electric fan http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:N ... fjader.jpg, which was used to refresh.
We say that some birds (grouses, great bustard, turkey, peacock) in mating season have their tails in "leque"
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Aha - so it refers to a fan-shape? That makes sense, too.
Thanks, Garina.
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Wednesday 5 May

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I cannot figure out this bird -- it has a partially white head -- I think it must be a Northern Lapwing.
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:wave: Good nice morning....

one random bird walked gracefully by, May 5th 8.01am
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Good morning Kenny,

The bird you saw seems to be a crane, Grus grus, it
also stalks like a crane! Lucky you to make that video!
I hope that we even will see the black grouse one day...
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Good evening to you. I´m a new member and I came to this board because I want to share with you something I saw at the black grouse camera. (Sorry for my english; I hope, I can add some pictures who tell the little story better than bumpy words can.)

So this is what happened two days before. First there was nothing but the field, quiet and piecfull. In the background a low animal voice, maybe a lamb. Suddenly, very near, a loud trumpet sound: a crane. Then I saw the bird, running from the right side to the middle of the field. And then, next surprise – a wolf. He was following the crane busily, but he stopped a few seconds to look at the camera. Many thanks to looduskalender for this happy moment!

:blush: Can anybody please tell me how to add pictures?
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WOW!

What an exciting moment!
(and your English is FINE!)

Basically to add pictures you need some kind of web holding site for them -- many of us us photobucket (it is free until you use it a lot) -- but in some countries there are many other free options.

This thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21 has information

Starting on page 3 the information is more specific: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21&start=40

Ame has posted some pictures from photobucket along with instructions.

If you have other questions about how to post pictures feel free to ask me -- (or lots of other members would also be glad to help.)

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Thank you, alice! I read the postings about adding pictures and visited photobucket. I will try.

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:headroll: :headroll: :headroll:

What an amazing sighting!
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Good evening Maertha, Fantastic pics!! And so fast you learnt how to post!
You might be the first of us who saw a wolf! Congratulations and please go on
watching and posting! Thank you for doing all that so fast! :wave:
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Truly amazing sighting...congratulations to Maertha. :loveshower: :thumbs:

This is what we are all waiting to see too;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxd1Dx2f ... re=related
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Jo UK wrote:Does anyone know why this particular behaviour is named lek, and what is the origin of the work?

Liis, is this your department - the origin of words? :dunno:
As my mother toungue is Swedish the word "lek" is well known to me. It is mostly used meaning childrens' play but it also means mating game / play /display.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lek_(mating_arena)
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