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elefromoz
On 2/6/2021 at 11:09 PM, michael-ibk said:

I waited for more than an hour to try to get an angle, and only with a lot of contorted movements could I get a relatively clear shot of the head at least.

Beautiful little Kingfisher and worth all of the above

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Great kingfisher, worth waiting for!

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Dave Williams

LS Woodpecker is tops for me, I have only seen one once, very briefly, in Hungary.

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24/E24.) Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) / Bergfink

 

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25/E25.) Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) / Buchfink

 

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Soukous

beautiful Chaffinch Michael

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Galana

I am always a fan of the Robin even though they are not above occasionally photobombing.

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Kitsafari

lovely additions

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elefromoz

Glad you got the little Brambling after a two plus year wait.  Minus 12, can't even imagine what that feels like.

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PeterHG

Beautiful photos, @michael-ibk! I am still waiting for the Brambling, but, like you, I don't see them every year. Good find.

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xelas
7 hours ago, elefromoz said:

Minus 12, can't even imagine what that feels like.

It feels like "bitterly cold", specially with a fair amount of wind blowing. You can try it by putting your hand in a freezer compartment of your fridge :P!

 

@michael-ibkthat Brambling is a great find. I hope they will come again to Slovenia in good numbers.

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Galana
7 hours ago, elefromoz said:

 Minus 12, can't even imagine what that feels like.

When it drops to - 12 you can't feel anything with your finger tips. I think UK had -23 a couple of nights back.

They blame everything on Brexit!

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2 hours ago, xelas said:

It feels like "bitterly cold", specially with a fair amount of wind blowing.

 

Indeed, it was just as cold as yesterday today - and worse, it was pretty windy. Brrrrrr...taking photos or watching through the binos actually hurt! :huh:

 

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TonyQ

Beautiful Red Kite photos 

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Peter Connan

Stunning shots!

 

I am glad to say I also don't know what -12 feels like.

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PeterHG

Stunning Red Kite photos! It also looks like the underwings were lit by snow below, they are beautifully exposed and every detail is visible. Great work!

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Galana

Superb Red Kite portraits.

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Kitsafari

wow on the red kite! 

I too have no idea what -12 0 -23 is like, just that i'll probably freeze to an ice statue.

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Dave Williams

The Red Kite  shots are indeed excellent. You are getting some nice sunshine..... and a few cases of South African covid according to the news. 

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Indeed we do @Dave Williams- and our government really did not handle the situation well. Instead of going in swiftly and strictly to contain it the local authorities first more or less denied it, then refused to do much about it at all and only when the federal government pushed in some action was taken. Too little too late I fear. Well, at least we have something African now, but for once something African I could rather do without!

 

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Soukous

Does the sun always shine in Tirol?

 

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michael-ibk

Always, we're the land of milk and honey. So wonderful that we're not even allowed to leave the country and too perfect for all foreigners to be allowed in. B)

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