Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Richprins » Wed May 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Aha! X#X ^Q^

What's the real name for "hobby"?

So the bee-eaters don't nest down here...just come to pillage, so to speak? :-?
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Dewi » Wed May 21, 2014 8:14 pm

Eurasian Hobby Falco Subbuteo

The table top football game Subbuteo was named after this bird as the inventor was a birder. \O

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subbuteo

(Sorry Nan, I'm hijacking your thread here :o0ps: ).
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Toko » Wed May 21, 2014 8:16 pm

=O: =O: =O:

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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Wed May 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Dewi wrote:The Hobby does, all down the East and South coast and in Kruger RP. You get the vulpinus sub-species of our Common Buzzard - Steppe Buzzard and Western Marsh Harrier is a rarer visitor to the North-East of SA. \O

Several species of duck nest in tree holes. \O Hope Nan lets us know which species this one is and keeps an eye on progress. \O
thanks for the explanations \O
I will have an eye on this hole 0'
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Wed May 21, 2014 8:33 pm

what is this link 0*\
you are to early... next month ^0^
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Dewi » Wed May 21, 2014 9:07 pm

French version for you Nan. O**


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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Pumbaa » Wed May 21, 2014 9:54 pm

Great to have the European be eaters back, nan ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

the rest of your birdies is more than stunning as well O/\ O/\ O/\
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by Mel » Sat May 24, 2014 10:12 am

Bee-eaters! O\/ O\/ O\/ I know we got some in the neighbourhood (which is about 30 km away :-0 )
but I have yet to find them. The birders who saw them are very secretive about their location. 0*\
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Re: Outings around Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by nan » Sat May 24, 2014 4:51 pm

Mel wrote:Bee-eaters! O\/ O\/ O\/ I know we got some in the neighbourhood (which is about 30 km away :-0 )
but I have yet to find them. The birders who saw them are very secretive about their location. 0*\
they are often in an old stone-pit (carrière)
Pumbaa wrote:Great to have the European be eaters back, nan ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

the rest of your birdies is more than stunning as well O/\ O/\ O/\
yes it's really nice to see these birds again... and I hope again next year \O

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

Post by Lisbeth » Sat May 24, 2014 5:33 pm

What a great morning, Nan! wonderful to see the bee-eaters ^Q^ ^Q^

I have seen a mallard nesting on a roof 0*\
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