Garden Bird Pictures

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:31 pm

I only saw one here before - that was three years ago. Usually you get the mistle thrush
but fieldfares are not that common.

I just wish the roof was closer. So much good stuff happening there and I can't really get
nice photos of it. 0*\ :-0

Also, there is some small raptor around every now and then. But haven't managed to
capture it yet. Need to keep trying. But it does look silly walking around with the superlens
all day. :twisted:

Lis, it's a Wacholderdrossel / grive litorne (that's what my dictionary says...)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:39 pm

It's a drossel! That's good enough for me \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:42 pm

The old Elglish name for a Mistle Thrush is Throstle, sounds quite like Drossel? Interesting stuff. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:50 pm

Must be the Vikings and all that stuff =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:51 pm

All Turdidae are Drosseln ;-)

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:16 pm

wow a "Grive litorne" O/\ ^Q^

for me Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)... :-? Mistle Thrush (Grive draine/Turdus viscivorus)... Drossel -O-
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:53 pm

Nan, there is nothing secret about that bird, so why don't you write normal size instead of making me ruining my eyesight =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:14 pm

sorry... nothing secret 0*\
it's me who is confused with the explanations :-? =O: =O: =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by 100ponder » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:20 pm

A scarce bird we see every now and then in our garden :-

Grey headed Bush Shrike.
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This photo is from some 4 years ago but we saw two of them several times during the past summer as they inspected the loose bark in our garden trees looking for insects.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:29 pm

wow... again what a chance \O ^Q^
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