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michael-ibk

Sorry, no fancy title, just sticking to the basics. No set goals either - I´ll just shoot anything that moves. :)

 

1/E1.) European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) / Rotkehlchen

 

Mils/Tirol, 4/1. The sun came out a bit today so I tried to get the Hen Harrier which is still around. Saw it but no usable photos. The Robins were more cooperative.

 

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Thanks everybody! And indeed @xelas, we missed you and Zvezda a lot!     Let´s just say I had a really, really, really good day!   80/E80.) Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) / B

27/E27.) Red Kite (Milvus milvus) / Rotmilan   Gaisau/Tirol, 13/2/21. My star poser for today. Stays through the Winter unlike its Black cousin. A bird that has made quite a spectacular come

74/E74.) Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) / Bekassine   Söll/Tirol, 11/3. Their camouflage is just incredible. I flushed this bird and even though I saw where it went down I could hardly f

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2/E2.) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) / Buntspecht

 

Winklern/Carinthia, 1/1. A feeder photo and taken through the kitchen window but who cares? :) The first bird I photographed this year so it deserves to be in. Spent the last week in Carinthia - as you can see a lot of snow there. My father has almost 1 1/2 metres right now!

 

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3/E3.) Black-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) / Lachmöwe

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. We are not allowed to enter into Germany but there´s an exception for just transiting through - no leaving the motorway though! There´s a quite productive stop at the lake. The weather was awful but the birds close enough to take some shots.

 

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4/E4.) Yellow-Legged Gull (Larus michahellis) / Mittelmeermöwe

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. Probably a third-year bird.

 

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5/E5.) Common aka Mew Gull (Larus Canus) / Sturmmöwe

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. Rarer than the two above in my area - have never seen one in Tirol.

 

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6/E6.) Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) / Tafelente

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. Unfortunately none of the nicer looking males approached closely enough.

 

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7/E7.) Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) / Reiherente

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. The most common Duck in Middle Europe after Mallards.

 

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8/E8.) Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) / Schellente

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. One of the more attractive Ducks, wintering in good numbers on Chiemsee.

 

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9/E9.) Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) / Sperber

 

Chiemsee/Germany, 2/1. A nice surprise - don´t see them very often (and certainly not in my garden like @Zim Girl. :)) Whooshing through.

 

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PeterHG

Good to see you start again. That was certainly a productive stop at the Chiemsee! We do get the occasional Yellow-legged Gull here, but they are rare.

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Galana

Chiemsee is one of my favourite Autobahn pull offs, east bound, but not in 2020 or maybe even 2021.

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shazdwn

Great collection for a roadside stop. 

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Zim Girl

Great start, nice flying shot of the sparrowhawk!  

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TonyQ

A great start!

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elefromoz

The kitchen window must be the cleanest in Europe because that is a great shot of the Woodpecker.

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Dave Williams

Wow, for one stop that's a good haul!

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Peter Connan

A wonderful start to what I am sure will be another great year.

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On 1/6/2021 at 3:59 PM, elefromoz said:

The kitchen window must be the cleanest in Europe because that is a great shot of the Woodpecker.

I’ve found Glass is not a huge issue if you position the lens very close to it, almost touching it. 

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54 minutes ago, michael-ibk said:

I’ve found Glass is not a huge issue if you position the lens very close to it, almost touching it. 

 

what we really need is a bendy rubber lens hood that can press again the window and keep the light out, even if you change angles.

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You should patent that Martin, actually a very good idea. :)

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3 hours ago, Soukous said:

what we really need is a bendy rubber lens hood that can press again the window

Take one of these:-

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And adapt to size and shape with Craft knife.

Tube of Supaglue. Job done. :lol:

Better still just buy a decent Trail camera. Affix to desired location. Switch on. Retire to Sofa -Pour drink.

 

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8 hours ago, Soukous said:

 

what we really need is a bendy rubber lens hood that can press again the window and keep the light out, even if you change angles.

They used to be available. My dad had one for his 80-200 f4 (the old push-pull manual focus lens) when I was a lad. 

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15 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

They used to be available. My dad had one for his 80-200 f4 (the old push-pull manual focus lens) when I was a lad. 

 

I'm not saying I'm as old as your Dad, but I used to have one too. They were pretty standard on old SLR lenses.

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Dave Williams

It would help if I cleaned our windows but it's wet and miserable outside so the will have to stay the way they are for a while yet!

 

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On 1/17/2021 at 10:43 AM, Soukous said:

 

I'm not saying I'm as old as your Dad, but I used to have one too.

I used my dad's camera for wildlife photography but I had to give up as the gunpowder flash scared the birds off.

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