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xelas

And here we are, birding in the long awaited year 2020! 

 

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(Eurasian) Nuthatch - Sitta europaea

 

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Barje, 01.01.2020

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michael-ibk

Cool title Alex - may the Birding Force be with you!

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xelas

 

Just now, michael-ibk said:

may the Birding Force be with you!

Thanks, Michael!

 

About the Nuthatch, it is pure coincidence that it was my first photo to be posted. But I might follow your lead with next birds ... after all, we have spent some quality time together last year (and will hopefully do the same also this year)!

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1 minute ago, xelas said:

About the Nuthatch, it is pure coincidence that it was my first photo to be posted.

 

Coincidence, coschmincidence - admit it you´re just a copycat. :P

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xelas
23 minutes ago, michael-ibk said:

 

Coincidence, coschmincidence - admit it you´re just a copycat. :P


must be that all those long hours spent with you birding has influenced me ... subconsciously photographing same birds  ... or same birds shows up to both of us :blink:

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PeterHG

I have high hopes for you this year, with Uganda coming up !

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xelas

As one of the few countries that has 2 days free at the start of the year, we have used that second day for our first-in-the-year visit to Škocjanski Zatok (because the place is closed on January 1st ^_^). In fact our first stop was at Sv.Katarina near Ankaran, just 10 minutes by car away. Here we have had luck with following birds:

 

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Dunnock - Prunella modularis

 

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Goldfinch (European) - Carduelis carduelis

 

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Wren (Winter) - Troglodytes troglodytes

 

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Blue Tit (European) - Cyanistes caeruleus

 

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While it was a warm sunny day on the coast, there were several nights with temperatures below zero, and much of the water in the inside of the walking path perimeter at Škocjanski zatok was frozen.

 

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Robin (European) - Erithacus rubecula

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Water Pipit - Anthus spinoletta

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Penduline Tit (Eurasian) - Remiz pendulinus

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Cormorant (Great) - Phalacrocorax carbo

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This year I am following sightings in Slovenia using eBird web site. There are two birders that are regulars in that area. An average number of birds reported by them at this time of the year is around 35. So more visits to the coastal part of Slovenia will follow.

 

 

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TonyQ

You are really going for it this year @xelas. Excellent additions I have never seen a Penduline Tit -a beautiful bird.

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pedro maia

Interesting that we are seeing (in part) the same birds, at least some of those I saw today (not those I´ll upload now).

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michael-ibk

You already have two birds I failed with last year. B)

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xelas
36 minutes ago, michael-ibk said:

You already have two birds I failed with last year. B)

Penduline Tit must be one. I have looking for it in December, several visits no luck. The second one is Dunnock? It came to our garden sometimes.

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michael-ibk

Exactly. 

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xelas

@michael-ibk I am looking at a Dunnock right this moment, it forages in the garden. You need a photo or two of it <_<?

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Behave - otherwise no Kardinalsschnitte for you! ;)

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xelas
21 hours ago, TonyQ said:

You are really going for it this year @xelas.

 Looks like we are like bienale ... competitive every second year :D!

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xelas
20 hours ago, pedro maia said:

Interesting that we are seeing (in part) the same birds,

That are the birds most easily visible in winter, I recon.

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xelas
10 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Behave - otherwise no Kardinalsschnitte for you! ;)

 

And here goes my Kardinalschnitte :wacko:; can I keep the ice cream, please?

 

Taken through a double-glazed (and not cleaned) window, which resulted in loss of sharpness and strange bokeh. It was too cold outside to open it.

 

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Zim Girl

Some very beautiful birds already Alex!

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Soukous
On 1/4/2020 at 8:40 AM, Galana said:

Already posted on my topic but your words sound familiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOOTF8vu6ps

 

:o

 

still searching for that emoji :unsure:

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On 1/5/2020 at 7:30 PM, xelas said:

It was too cold outside to open it.

 

at least the sun was shining. we haven't managed that yet in 2020. Maybe Brexit means the sun will never shine in UK again 

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25 minutes ago, Soukous said:

Maybe Brexit means the sun will never shine in UK again 

Well at least it won't be shining out of a certain Luxembourgish person's fundament.:P

"Bring me sunshine! Bring me love!" I'll spare you the video.

 

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Soukous
17 hours ago, Galana said:

"Bring me sunshine! Bring me love!" I'll spare you the video.

 

thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Moving further with a few birds from our garden.

 

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Coal Tit - Periparus ater

 

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Ljubljana, 4-Jan-2020

 

 

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Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus

 

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Ljubljana, 5-Jan-2020

 

 

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Great Tit - Parus major

 

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Ljubljana, 11-Jan-2020

 

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