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Zvezda & Alex Part V: The Hare Strikes Back

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Ljubljana is often shrouded in thick fog, and today was no exemption. Luckily web cams showed us that there is sun outside, therefore we drove to Zbiljsko jezero, for a cake and coffee and birds.

 

BY 013 / SI 013

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

 

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Zbilje, 11-Jan-2020

 

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xelas

While I was watching the cake, Zvezda (and Tanja) were taking photos.

 

BY 014 / SI 014

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor

 

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Zbilje, 11-Jan-2020

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xelas

BY 015 / SI 015

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

 

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Zbilje, 11-Jan-2020

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xelas

While Mallard above can be easily spotted also closer to our home, this one was primary target.

 

BY 016 / SI 016

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula

 

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Zbilje, 11-Jan-2020

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xelas

A beautiful winter sun makes even a black bird more photogenic.

 

BY 017 / SI 017

Coot  (Eurasian) - Fulica atra

 

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Zbilje, 11-Jan-2020

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PeterHG

Those Tufted Ducks are real beauties in the sunshine! Looking after the cake must have been a heavy responsibility....;)

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Peter Connan

Lovely photos from Zbilje!

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xelas
4 hours ago, PeterHG said:

Looking after the cake must have been a heavy responsibility....;)

 It was ... because none of the two cakes were for me :P.

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xelas
3 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

Lovely photos from Zbilje!

 At the beginning of the year only birds in best light are "good enough to be posted"; at the end of the year, EBC :lol:.

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xelas

Speaking of excellent light, below is another example of what can be achieved in the soft winter sunshine. Only a slight crop was applied.

 

BY 018 / SI 018

Great Egret - Ardea alba

 

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Ljubljansko Barje, 12-Jan-2020

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Kitsafari

beautiful light, excellent photographers, wonderful additions. 

delicious cake, too, I'm sure. :)

 

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xelas
37 minutes ago, Kitsafari said:

delicious cake, too, I'm sure. :)

 

For my dedicated work I was rewarded with a bite of each cake; both mango and banana chocolate cakes were delicious!

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elefromoz

@xelas, cakes and 'Kardinalsschnittie'...please explain? Have I missed out on something yummy?

The little Tits are lovely

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xelas
5 hours ago, elefromoz said:

@xelas, cakes and 'Kardinalsschnittie'...please explain? Have I missed out on something yummy?

The little Tits are lovely

 

Kardinalschnitte (type of cake) is obligatory snack between morning and afternoon birding at Seewinkel Austria with Michael and Andreas. 

 

As good habits are easy to adopt, there was a mango cake and a banana/chocolate cake addendum to birding at Zbiljsko jezero :P!

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Soukous
1 hour ago, xelas said:

Kardinalschnitte (type of cake) is obligatory snack between morning and afternoon birding at Seewinkel Austria with Michael and Andreas

 

we'll expect photographs along with tasting notes :D

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xelas
48 minutes ago, Soukous said:

we'll expect photographs along with tasting notes :D

 

Sure thing, first days of May! Should I also took a photo of happy testers?

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Soukous
20 hours ago, xelas said:

Sure thing, first days of May! Should I also took a photo of happy testers?

 

Of course. I expect nothing less

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xelas

Looks like everyone is excited at the beginning of the new Big Year, me included. So no one noticed (or was kind enough not to comment) the mistaken watermark!

 

But lets go on with this year birds as I am well behind and eating dust :D. Today I went to find either Bullfinches or Dipper. None was seen but I did not come home with empty card.

 

BY 019 / SI 019

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major

 

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Domžale, 31-Jan-2020

 

 

 

 

 

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xelas

BY 020 / SI 020

Goosander - Mergus merganser

 

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Domžale, 31-01-2020

 

 

BY 021 / SI 021

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

 

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Domžale, 31-Jan-2020

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Galana
9 hours ago, xelas said:

So no one noticed (or was kind enough not to comment) the mistaken watermark!

To be honest I just thought that you and your camera were set to the Julian Calendar.:D

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While preparing to cope with the huge task of browsing through many photos taken in Uganda, I have noticed a couple of new arrivals to our garden.

 

BY 022 / SI 022

Chaffinch (Common ) - Fringilla coelebs

 

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Barje, 4-Mar-2020

 

 

BY 023 / SI 023

Greenfinch (European) - Chloris chloris

 

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Barje, 4-Mar-2020

 

 

BY 024 / SI 024

Long-tailed Tit - Aeghitalos caudatus

 

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Barje, 4-Mar-2020

 

 

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Soukous
1 hour ago, xelas said:

I have noticed a couple of new arrivals to our garden.

 

Must be a Slovenian thing. In UK a couple means 2.:P

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kittykat23uk

Ahh I love long tailed tits!

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xelas
1 hour ago, Soukous said:

Must be a Slovenian thing. In UK a couple means 2.:P

It was many years ago when I have learnt english in school :unsure:.

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Soukous
18 minutes ago, xelas said:

It was many years ago when I have learnt english in school

 

Apologies Alex. It was a cheap shot. :ph34r:

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