Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Flutterby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:01 am

Looks like a great day nan. \O

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:33 pm

yes Flutts it was \O
and these ones at Uri too =O: =O: =O:
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Richprins » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Fascinating, nana! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

What on earth is a "swan goose?" :shock:

Everything looks so clean and orderly! \O
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:41 pm

Richprins wrote: What on earth is a "swan goose?" :shock:
=O: something for Christmas
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Have a look here
this small lake, in the city of Lausanne, keep only some vulnerable animals or birds \O
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Sharifa » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:37 pm

Lovely swan geese nan \O
Glad no bats ^Q^
An owl or two would have been nice :-)

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Richprins » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:31 pm

Aha!

Though the majority of domestic geese are descended from the Greylag Goose (A. anser), two breeds are direct descendants of the Swan Goose: the Chinese Goose and the African Goose. These breeds have been domesticated since at least the mid-18th century – perhaps even (in China) since around 1000 BC. They vary considerably from their wild parent in appearance, temperament, and ability to produce meat and eggs; the most conspicuous feature is the prominent bill knob.[6]

Charles Darwin studied goose breeds as part of his work on the theory of evolution. He noted that the external differences between Chinese geese and breeds descended from the Greylag Goose belied a rather close relationship:


Notice the Chinese again! -O
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:47 pm

yes... Chinese everywhere... too much =O:
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Post by nan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:48 pm

thank you Sharifa :-)
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:11 pm

29.8.2013

Mésange charbonnière/Great Tit
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Mésange nonnette/Marsh Tit
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