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47 minutes ago, Galana said:

I find Tits of any race equally attractive.

 As a non native English speaker I am not 100% sure how to interpret your comment :rolleyes:

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Literally of course. ;)

I am sure you will pick it up but if this helps:-Danish and English are both Germanic languages. Danish is a North Germanic language descended from Old Norse, and English is a West Germanic language descended from Old English. Old Norse exerted a strong influence on Old English in the early medieval period. To see their shared Germanic heritage, one merely has to note the many common words that are very similar in the two languages.:P

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A very good and informative set of long-tailed tit photos!

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34 minutes ago, Galana said:

Literally of course. ;)

I am sure you will pick it up but if this helps:-Danish and English are both Germanic languages. Danish is a North Germanic language descended from Old Norse, and English is a West Germanic language descended from Old English. Old Norse exerted a strong influence on Old English in the early medieval period. To see their shared Germanic heritage, one merely has to note the many common words that are very similar in the two languages.:P

@Galana  Normally that would help a lot, but when it comes to "birds" Danish is much closer to German than it is to English, so the Danish name for the bird has no ambiguity:D

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@Galanawe should also take account of French (or at least Norman French) on the English language :). It is very complex.

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Back at the reserve in Nivaa today it was really cold and windy.
This pretty bird was sunning itself which was lucky for me as normally they skulk in the reedbeds.

#16 Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

 

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44 minutes ago, mvecht said:

This pretty bird was sunning itself which was lucky for me as normally they skulk in the reedbeds.

 

That is a stunning photograph. Beautiful

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A beautiful photograph of the Rail!

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@Galana@Soukous @Tdgraves @PeterHG

Thank you for the kind words.
The bird was an easy target. It did not move for the 10 minutes I was there.
The main challenge was that it was blinking its eyes a lot which is something I have never noticed with a bird before.

 

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An awesome photo, wow!

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Great photo and sighting of the rail Michael.

 

Interesting that you have not had problems with closed eyes before. I have deleted lots of photos due to closed eyes, and of course also the nictating membranes.

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4 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

I have deleted lots of photos due to closed eyes

There is a joke there but I will spare you.:D

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Such a great sighting and picture of the Water Rail.

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Dave Williams

Elusive critters those water rail, well done! More likely to see one when it's cold and the water is frozen, they'll take seed and peanuts if you put some out for them.

 

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Congratulations from me on the water rail too - great find and shot

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This was my first day out with the camera after the move.
I went to the Northwest of Moen Island

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Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

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#18 (IOM 2) Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) can be found in great numbers in this area. I had a few thousand flying over the house earlier in the day.

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#19 (IOM 3) Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) are also found in great numbers, especially with the ice we have at the moment.

The Ice will probably melt over the weekend.

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wow what a hot welcome for your camera on IOM!

A very  promising start and congrats on your successful move to the island.

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@KitsafariThank you for the kind words.

The move went well but was a bit stressful as a snowstorm had been forecasted. Luckily it came just south of our new place.

Today I went to the local town/harbour and had

#20 (IOM 4) Wigeon (Mareca penelope)

There was a small group of some 20 birds and they were quite vocal.

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