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100.) European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) / Bienenfresser

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58.) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) / Buntspecht - my favourite catch of the day.      

Ok I´m in as well for this year. I suspect this thread will be pretty dormant until I finally get back to Africa in a few months but let´s see what I can find until then here in Europe.   1) Blue Ti

A few more from the Easter Weekend. Following TonyQ´s and Peter Connan´s example I will add the latin names from now on - and also the German ones (more for myself :-)).   30) Eurasian Coot (Fulica

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101.) Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) / Grauammer

 

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Excellent photos @michael-ibk and your beautiful Bee-eaters at post no. 100 (congratulations)

Your Little Ringed Plover is superb (we have never got that close). Great to see you with the Avocet as well (UK,Austria, South Africa)

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102.) Great Bustard (Otis tarda) / Großtrappe

 

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Thanks, Tony - we were lucky with the Plover, I wish all birds would allow one to get that close. :)

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103.) Red-Backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) / Neuntöter (which means "The One that kills nine times" :ph34r: )

 

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104.) Great Egret (Ardea alba) / Silberreiher - a bird that is found everywhere in the world

 

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105.) Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) / Sumpfrohrsänger

 

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106.) Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) / Schilfrohrsänger

 

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107.) Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) / Schreiadler

 

This one got our guide excited, and caused a bit of a stir in the local bird forum. A very rare sighting, they are only seen a few times a year in Austria. Without Leander (our guide) I of course would have thought this is a Common Buzzard. :)

 

Interestingly, it has some features of a Greater Spotted Eagle - the two species often hybridize.

 

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108.) Greater White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) / Blässgans

 

A regular winter guest but a very irregular sight for May - it should long have moved on. Our guide thought it could be an injured bird.

 

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109.) Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) / Uferschnepfe

 

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110.) Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) / Rotschenkel

 

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111.) Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) / Flussuferläufer

 

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112.) Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina) / Gelbspötter

 

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113.) Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) / Schwarzhalstaucher - high on the "Must get closer" agenda

 

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114.) Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) / Weißbartseeschwalbe

 

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115.) Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus) / Waldohreule - one of my absolute favourite sightings in Seewinkel, up there with the Bee-Eaters

 

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116.) White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) / Weißstorch

 

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117.) Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) / Haubenlerche

 

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118.) Temminck´s Stint (Calidris temminckii) / Temminckstrandläufer

 

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119.) European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) / Europäisches Schwarzkehlchen - can you see it? ;)

 

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120.) Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) / Seidenreiher - another rarity here which gets birders excited

 

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121.) Western Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) / Dohle

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They are sharing a colony with the Bee-Eaters, as do some Starlings

 

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122.) Rook (Corvus frugilegus) / Saatkrähe

 

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