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Post by Olga » November 29th, 2008, 6:43 pm

bociany wrote: I love this site! thanks for finding it and posting, renandeli. I went backwards while there and discovered the site is owned by a photographer ~ no pictures of storks or eagles, though.

Would you post this link in the "How Do You Say? " thread? It would be very valuable there, I believe.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20
I found a gallery where there are pictures of all (about two-three are missing) 341 bird species of Estonia.
Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World Estonia
http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.js ... mages&p2=4

Eagles and 'that kind', hawks etc.. are about on the page 3. Black stork is on the page 1. The names are in Latin and Estonian and in French, too. I didn't find a version with English names. :puzzled: It's funny there is a version with Finnish names but no english.. :shock: rare...

Somebody, Denis Lepage?, has collected the picture gallery for years: "This checklist includes all bird species found in Estonia , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to report them. "
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Post by Jo UK » November 30th, 2008, 4:26 pm

I don't know where to put this!

It is from Science Daily, reporting errors in counting bird populations. Other intersting links too.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 080819.htm

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Post by Olga » December 1st, 2008, 4:45 pm

Jo UK wrote:Yes, Bairbre good idea! I think we need a topic like that, but I am :offtobed:

Good night!
Good evening. Hi, Jo, yes, i found a web page 'everything about ringing colour codes of birds'! :slap:
http://www.cr-birding.be/

Photo-guide to Colour-Ringed Birds
http://www.crb-photoguide.com/
..or is this the mainpage..
http://www.euring.org/data_and_codes/index.html
Photo-Guide_to_Colour-Ringed_Birds_ http://www.cr-birding.be.jpg
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Post by Olga » December 1st, 2008, 9:19 pm

Something just lovely! Navitrolla! Who is he?? The name is mentioned in a page of 'Estonian eagles'. Here
:http://www.kotkas.ee/ENG/friends.html
Navitrolla
is a famous artist who has often used the motif of nature in his works. As part of Navitrolla’s charity campaign “Half of the Take for Eagles”, postcards designed by the artist were sold and half of the profits were donated to the cause of eagle protection.

I don't know is there any campaign anymore, but here are some pictures of his works.
Navitrolla's page: http://art.net/~navitrolla/Pages/m.html
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Post by Jo UK » December 1st, 2008, 9:53 pm

And now it's time for anatomy lessons -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Squelette_oiseau.JPG
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Post by yarko » December 2nd, 2008, 12:26 am

Renandeli said: Something just lovely! Navitrolla! Who is he?? The name is mentioned in a page of 'Estonian eagles'.
Navitrolla (birth name Heiki Trolla) is very well known and well-selling:) Estonian artist.
His working style is a bit like Mark-Kalev Kostabi's (word famous Estonian artist who is living and working in New York) - there are some people who help Navitrolla in painting process; but of course he signes all the paintings.
He's highly talanted, funny, nice guy - literally genius.
Plus keeps low profile despite of being genius:)
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Post by Kuremari » December 2nd, 2008, 12:43 am

Renandeli- here is Navitrolla`s link
http://navitrolla.ee/pildipank/
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Post by Olga » December 2nd, 2008, 10:10 pm

Thaks, Epp and yarko! Good to know. I found a great page ful of high quality photographs of..

White tailed eagles http://www.birdphoto.fi/lajikuvat/halalb/index.php

There are also photographs of all other Raptors, Eagles, Hawks, Owls etc almost what ever, and there are also voices of those birds.
http://www.birdphoto.fi/
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Post by Jo UK » December 6th, 2008, 10:04 pm

Oh my goodness. Just look at the December pics by Arne Ader. He is a genius!
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Post by Jo UK » December 6th, 2008, 10:15 pm

Please go and look at kalakotkas

http://www.zacekfoto.ee/?pid=1892

Glorious!

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Post by NancyM » December 6th, 2008, 11:24 pm

Jo UK wrote:Please go and look at kalakotkas

http://www.zacekfoto.ee/?pid=1892

Glorious!
yes indeed, his photos are really superlative.

and thank to renandeli's link to a site where the names of birds can be translated
http://www.knutas.com/birdsearch/
I discovered that this is the "black grouse" http://www.loodusemees.ee/
also:
http://www.zacekfoto.ee/?pid=1879
http://www.zacekfoto.ee/?pid=1897

thank you, Kuremari, for these links

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Post by Jo UK » December 7th, 2008, 6:51 pm

On the Bird Forum
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=128877
a member in Ireland has posted a puzzling set of pictures of a starling with a very long beak. He is asking if anyone can suggest a cause for this strange sight - I was about to write "deformity" but how do I know that?

Any ideas, anyone?

There is a better view than I have posted, on the Bird Forum. My screen cap is small.
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Post by NancyM » December 7th, 2008, 9:50 pm

Jo, I have read about similar deformities in birds - I will try to find the info again. Sometimes these are genetic malfunctions and sometimes the result of trauma. There has been an increase in such deformities over the past decade or so, I think Alaska and British Columbia in Canada had high incidences of chickadees and other species with beak problems.

One theory is that such deformities are caused by environmental pollutants (perhaps when the bird was developing in the egg, perhaps ingested later). Some birds seem able to cope, but others (with a crossed bill, for example) have a harder time getting food and starve.

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Post by Jo UK » December 7th, 2008, 10:48 pm

Thanks for your reply, Bo. I suppose that should have been in Health problems, but until I knew more about it, I didn't know what might cause that? If environmental pollutants are changing the structure of birds, what is it doing to us? Where is all this obesity coming from - OK - that's another topic!

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Post by lynx.pardallus » December 8th, 2008, 7:25 am

Alô. I am new here. I am Portuguese. I love watching animals, especially birds. I love this site! Throughout the season I watched the black storks's nest. I love it. Now I watch the eagles winter webcams.
If you want to watch a camera at a Griffon vulture's nest on a cliff of Tagus river, in Portas de Ródão, Portugal, which have already started the rituals of mating, this is the link: http://static.publico.clix.pt/grifosnaWeb/default.aspx
Sorry but I do not know English and have to get help from Google translation :innocent:
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Post by Martin » December 8th, 2008, 7:46 am

Hello Lynx :wave:

Welcome! and thank you for the link :nod: and please don´t worry about your English, this is a wildlife forum and the language skills are not important.

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Post by NancyM » December 8th, 2008, 5:22 pm

Lnyx, welcome and thank you for the link to the vulture cam. Someone has been moving the cam and changing the view ~ very beautiful area (but no birds in sight at the moment).

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Post by Olga » December 8th, 2008, 10:14 pm

lynx.pardallus wrote:Alô. I am new here. I am Portuguese. I love watching animals, especially birds. I love this site! Throughout the season I watched the black storks's nest. I love it. Now I watch the eagles winter webcams.
If you want to watch a camera at a Griffon vulture's nest on a cliff of Tagus river, in Portas de Ródão, Portugal, which have already started the rituals of mating, this is the link: http://static.publico.clix.pt/grifosnaWeb/default.aspx
Sorry but I do not know English and have to get help from Google translation :innocent:
Bem-vindo! Linda paisagem!Portas do Ródão:Welcome, Lynx, amazing landscape.
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Great, wonderful bird, Griffon vulture
20070709-grifo_1642.jpg
Hi, do not hesitate to write in english! I am one of them who cannot english so good. I can make terrible mistakes, spelling, grammatical.. Me too use diccionaries - google is quite good. So I wish you will participate in discussions and feel free, and not to be scared of language mistakes!! Erros de linguagem, a pouca coisa!
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Post by Bairbre » December 10th, 2008, 7:23 pm

Not storks, eagles or birds of any kind, but oh so sweet!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7775782.stm
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