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Post by Bea » May 22nd, 2016, 8:54 pm

Great catches, like always :thumbs:
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Post by fireblade1 » May 22nd, 2016, 9:02 pm

Bea wrote:Great catches, like always :thumbs:
:wave: And you know the bird on the last pic??

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Post by Bea » May 22nd, 2016, 9:50 pm

:puzzled: Pouhhhhh .... Steinschmätzer female? Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear?
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Post by fireblade1 » May 23rd, 2016, 8:49 am

Bea wrote::puzzled: Pouhhhhh .... Steinschmätzer female? Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear?
:wave: Bea.WoW. Really not a good picture. It/she was far away "in the sun". :2thumbsup:

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Post by Bea » May 23rd, 2016, 11:27 am

:shake:
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Post by Lussi05 » July 2nd, 2016, 11:26 am

Today I saw a tree sparrow feeding a wagtail fledgling on the roof of my shelter.. :unsure:
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Post by Biker » July 6th, 2016, 12:02 pm

This is in interesting observation... :puzzled: and puzzling at the same time :2thumbsup:

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Post by Liz01 » July 6th, 2016, 5:16 pm

Lussi05 wrote:Today I saw a tree sparrow feeding a wagtail fledgling on the roof of my shelter.. :unsure:
Wow, this is interesting!
great pictures Lussi :2thumbsup:
Perhaps an expert finds this here and know what it means?

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Post by vainamoinen » July 6th, 2016, 9:09 pm

Liz01 wrote:
Wow, this is interesting!
great pictures Lussi :2thumbsup:
Perhaps an expert finds this here and know what it means?
I found it, but I can't explain it. Sadly my knowledge about Passerines aren't serious.

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Post by Biker » July 6th, 2016, 10:11 pm

I found this: because sparrows are very sociable and breed in society with other pairs, it happens that they feed the chicks of their neighbours. (if theese chicks loose their parents. ) May be that this wagtail was orphaned und very very hungry. so the sparrow could not act differently ( :rolleyes: )

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Post by asteria » July 7th, 2016, 10:07 am

Biker wrote:I found this: because sparrows are very sociable and breed in society with other pairs, it happens that they feed the chicks of their neighbours. (if theese chicks loose their parents. ) May be that this wagtail was orphaned und very very hungry. so the sparrow could not act differently ( :rolleyes: )
Unlike ducks. Mallards with ducklings just can't stand other families. Yesterday I saw an older duckling attacking very small ones and his mom also chased their mom with all her seven kids off from feeding place.

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Post by Lussi05 » July 7th, 2016, 9:06 pm

Biker wrote:I found this: because sparrows are very sociable and breed in society with other pairs, it happens that they feed the chicks of their neighbours. (if theese chicks loose their parents. ) May be that this wagtail was orphaned und very very hungry. so the sparrow could not act differently ( :rolleyes: )
This was my first thought too. The roof is a popular place for the wagtails. They often have nest there, or nearby, and every year their fledglings are being fed there. First, the sparrow seemed a bit confused, like it was wondering what to do, it was just standing there, with food in it's beak. Then it could not resist the fledglings big gape, and fed it. It happened two times, the tree sparrow took off, and returned with more food (that was a bit strange I thought). Then the tree sparrow left the roof, and seconds later so did the wagtail. Yesterday I saw a wagtail with two fledglings, they was running after insects in the lawn:) It was a very interesting observation.

Thank you all for answering my post :wave:

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Post by Felis silvestris » July 8th, 2016, 12:41 pm

I think it is not that uncommon. I remember having seen a picture of a woodpecker feeding a sparrow, so I searched and found this:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -flap.html

And also a video showing a woodpecker feeding a young sparrow



I guess a gaping open beak is an irresistible invitation for feeding bird parents ... :laugh:
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Post by Lussi05 » July 8th, 2016, 7:23 pm

Felis, thank you :thumbs: Probably the same as it says in the article. The wagtail fledgling was left alone on the roof, desperate begging for parents and food, by the look of the wise open beak, so the tree sparrow could not ignore her/him and gave him food two times :D I have not seen it before, it was a new experience for me, and a nice one:))

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Post by Lussi05 » July 8th, 2016, 7:37 pm

For several weeks now we have had a Great Spotted Woodpecker family (I assume it's a family), male, female and three fledglings. They are quite loud, flying around in full speed, sometimes they argue (well, not sometimes, quite often actually :rolleyes: ) As I said, we hear them loud and clear :laugh:
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Post by JayPee » July 9th, 2016, 1:43 pm

Hi.
Some pics from today.

Swanfamily with strong chicks :shake:

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Duckfamily with samall chicks

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They are swiming
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eap6Qy5lFKE

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Post by Liz01 » August 9th, 2016, 7:56 am

yesterday in the Bodden Area
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Post by Liz01 » August 9th, 2016, 7:58 am

I think it is a young black-headed gull?
it has a ring and it laughs :mrgreen:
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Post by aquiline » August 11th, 2016, 2:20 pm

Great pictures, Liz. You are lucky :loveshower:

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Post by Solo » August 11th, 2016, 8:35 pm

:hi: Liz, very nice photos :2thumbsup: , TY

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