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A few minutes later, still in Nivaa

#7 Greenfinch  (Chloris chloris)

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mvecht

Nivaa Denmark

#8 Fieldfare  (Turdus Pilaris)

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mvecht

Hornbaek Denmark January 19th

#9 Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

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TonyQ

Excellent additions, the Owl is amazing!

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Galana
2 hours ago, mvecht said:

PS the name is Michael

Fine! You can call me Dick!^_^

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michael-ibk

Love the Owl, too cool! 

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xelas

The hawk-owl is just too cute, @mvecht

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pedro maia

The owl is amazing.

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Peter Connan

What a beautiful owl @mvecht!

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Kitsafari

awesome owl! and in the day with eyes wide open, too!

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mvecht

@Kitsafari  thank you for the kind words. This owl is Diurnal so had it eyes open all the time, although not looking down very often.

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elefromoz

@mvecht, lovely little Dippers, they seem to be popping up on everyone's list, although you won't see them on mine this year :).In fact Ive never had much luck finding them anywhere.  I always enjoy Gannetts, beautiful birds but always too far out to sea here for me. 

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mvecht

Today I had a very specific target and I found it:D

#10 Long-eared owl (Asio otus)

I saw 12 but up to 15 have been seen at this site. They are fairly visible and approachable but still not easy to photograph.

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and finally I got one where you can see the orange eye colour.

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mvecht

Today was cloudy and dark but still a day to go birding!

#11 Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator), Nivaa  Denmark, 26 January

9 males and 2 females. The males were extremely active.

#12 Herring gull (Larus argentatus)

 

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#13 Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus). Nivaa Denmark

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mvecht

#14 female Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Nivaa Denmark.

Not often that I see one sitting on a pole by the beach! Quite far away so sort of an EBC

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#15 Hooded crow (Corvus cornix). Solbjerg Engsoe Denmark 26 January

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mvecht

Solbjerg Engsoe is a great place for White-tailed eagle. One of my friends had 7 eagles at the same time yesterday.

#16 White-tailed eagle (Haliaetus albicilla)

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The female Eagle is actually not trying to hunt the ducks but rather on the way to landing in a nearby tree where the male is waiting. The eagles were quite vocal greeting each other.

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Galana
2 hours ago, mvecht said:

but still a day to go birding!

Too true!

Love the final shot of the WT Eagles. I would love to turn the sound up but cannot find the button..

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Zim Girl

Lovely Long-eared Owl.

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elefromoz
On 1/25/2020 at 11:30 PM, mvecht said:

Today I had a very specific target and I found it:D

#10 Long-eared owl (Asio otus)

@mvecht, do you mind sharing the location, if you prefer not to that's OK. I tend to look keep notes on sightings and locations for my future trip planning, some can head off to cathedrals and museums whilst I go looking for much more interesting things. The White Tailed Eagles are great, we've just had great sightings on Mull in Scotland.Sounds like Denmarks Eagles have a similar troubled history.

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mvecht

@elefromoz  sorry, I forgot to put down the location. They were found in Vaerloese Northwest of Copenhagen.

The White - tailed eagles stopped breeding in Denmark around 1912. In 1995 the first couple started breeding and today 75+ couples.

Please let me know if you make it to Denmark. I will be more than happy to suggest interesting locations and maybe join you there.

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elefromoz

@mvecht, thanks, that's very kind of you to offer, never know where our travels may take us. "75+ couples", good going in 20 years, the world needs a good news story occasionally.

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mvecht

Despite the usual rain and wind I was of to my local spot at Nivaa today.

#17 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

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mvecht

and #18 Common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)ringdue_2553.JPG.6a0c950dfaf08f41140203b20ac4bd03.JPG

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