Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:18 pm

Lisbeth wrote:Luckily the cuckoo had chosen a dead tree O/\ O/\ You even got the little one ^Q^ ^Q^ It must have been difficult to find :yes:

I have never seen a cuckoo on the ground :shock: (Actually I have never seen a cuckoo if not far away flying lol )

Also with the little bittern you had luck \O \O

Even a bum shot =O:
yes luckily... but flies a lot and not always on the dead tree :evil:
stayed about 2 hours to have those pictures 0*\

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:30 pm

Mel wrote:Who is the cuckoo's mum? lol

Lucky indeed to have seen it and the bittern too O/\

The last one is an ugly bug =O: Or cuckoo fodder :twisted:
European Reed Warbler, it seems she made the nest near the floor, it's what the cuckoo often goes on the ground. Will have a look next time... without disturb ;-)
I saw the Bittern several time... jumping from reed to reed... but Inside :evil:

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Mel » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:44 pm

A reed warbler is a rather small bird, isn't it? :-?
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Mel wrote:A reed warbler is a rather small bird, isn't it? :-?
yes it is (13 cm vs 32cm, almost 3 x bigger O-/ )... you can see she (her) in the picture where the Cuckoo is on the right side, with wide open mouth and on the left there is the Reed warbler, not in focus 0*\
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Mel » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:03 pm

Ja, I had seen that, but couldn't a) make out what other bird it was and b) wasn't sure of the proportion.

It's amazing that birds let themselves be deceived like that -O-
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Mel wrote:Ja, I had seen that, but couldn't a) make out what other bird it was and b) wasn't sure of the proportion.

It's amazing that birds let themselves be deceived like that -O-
:yes:

it seems the Reed Warbler knows counting ;-)

when the real mother Cuckoo put an egg in the nest, she throw away one already here... like that the false mother doesn't see nothing = she knows count
And when the baby Cuckoo break its egg... it throw away the other chicks overboard O-/
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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:15 pm

Strange that the cuckoo mother was in the same place as the chick :-?
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:24 pm

the parents are still around, but not at the same place... to contrôle if all is ok for the baby
and they will immigrate soon, much more before the chick
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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:21 pm

Of course it's the step mother 0*\ I did not look properly :o0ps:
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Flutterby » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Lovely cuckoo sighting! \O

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