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20//E20.) Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) / Schellente

 

Chiemsee, 14/2/2018. Only a winter guest, they are breeding in the North of Europe.

 

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46/CH4.) Red-Throated Bee-Eater (Merops bulocki) / Rotkehlspint   One of the most spectacular birds in the park, high on my target list. Fortunately they were common and quite approachable.

21/E21.) Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) / Krauskopfpelikan   Lake Kerkini, Northern Greece, 17/3/2018. This is a great birding destination just an hour´s drive North from Thessaloniki

28/E28.) Greylag Goose (Anser anser) / Graugans   Chiemsee, 24/3/2018. Probably the most common Goose in Middle Europe. Don´t know how popular "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson" b

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Dave Williams

Two different Treecreepers in one post..... now that is something special!

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Lovely additions. Those Treecreepers are difficult- luckily we only have one to trouble us:)

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Peter Connan

More magnificent photos!

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PeterHG

Very interesting Treecreeper post! Beautiful shots of the Grebes and the Black-headed Gull @michael-ibk

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Galana

As others regarding the Treecreepers! Very interesting.

Your Goldeneye sequence is excellent. Not only the G.C Grebes are getting in the mood by the look of that drake.

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More beauties from Europe! The Great Crested Grebe duo posed very nicely :wub:!

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Geoff

The 3rd Blue Tit image is lovely.

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michael-ibk

21/E21.) Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) / Krauskopfpelikan

 

Lake Kerkini, Northern Greece, 17/3/2018. This is a great birding destination just an hour´s drive North from Thessaloniki, very close to the Bulgarian border. I spent one day here after a seminar. Much too short, and March is not a very good time, but still I saw plenty of species. (I used Natural Greece and their freelance guide Lavrentis Sidiropoulos, definitely to be recommended, very good company.) The weather was not too favourable, so I won´t post much from there (hope to get better ones later in the year), but the Pelicans were the main stars, and they really are magnificent birds. First time I´ve ever seen the Dalmatians, and especially now in breeding plumage I have to say they look even cooler than their Great White cousins.

 

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xelas

Shouldn’t you have to be in Zakouma?! Anyway, those pelicans are beauties, and the two of them flying ove4 the golden coloured water a wallhanger!

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michael-ibk

Long back - and gone again - and back again, Alex. :)

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PeterHG

Stunning images of the Pelicans, @michael-ibk ! I’ve never seen these, but they are certainly beautiful birds.

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Dave Williams

Agree with Peter and Alex, would love to see some.

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TonyQ

Fantastic pelicans!

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Galana

Me too. Like @xelas the flying duo merit framing.

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Peter Connan

Wow!

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Kitsafari

loved those treecreepers - they are quite fascinating birds creeping on trees for food. that blue tit is beautiful, and so are your photos of the chestnut grebe. but your close-ups of the pelicans are just stunning. 

 

can't wait for your Zak numbers! 

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Zim Girl

Really beautiful Pelican shots.

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michael-ibk

Thank you all - the Pelicans were very accommodating.

 

22/E22.) Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) / Haubenlerche

 

Lake Kerkini, 17/3/2018. Very common around the lake in the agricultural areas, and not very shy. It was good to see them in numbers - in Austria (like most meadow birds) their populations have crashed badly.

 

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lmSA84

Brilliant shots of the pelicans. I’m looking forward to seeing all that Zakouma has to offer! I like this living vicariously life 

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23/E23.) Grey-Headed Woodpecker (Picus canus) / Grauspecht

 

Lake Kerkini, 17/3/2018. A Woodpecker I have only seen once before (back home, in Carinthia), so I was delighted that we found a pair of this species in the riparian forest.

 

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24/E24.) Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs ) / Buchfink

 

Chiemsee, 24/3. One from the hometurf. This little guy did a very good job of (finally) singing winter away, it was a beautiful day.

 

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Dave Williams

Grey-headed Woodpecker is one I'd like to see!

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25/E25.) Red-Crested Pochard (Netta rufina) / Kolbenente

 

Chiemsee, 24/3. One of our more colourful ducks.

 

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Dave Williams

Thats a stunning looking duck , excellent photo as well.

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