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Levina ­ de ­ Ruijter
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Apr 27, 2022 11:46 |  #1

As there is a "Wild Birds of Australia" thread (and it's a really fun thread), I thought we could have a similar thread for European birds: "Wild Birds of Europe". Not sure if it will work, but I want to try it. And by the way, "Europe" as in the continent (so that includes the UK!). And no captive birds please!

I'll start with two of my favourite images taken with the R6.

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Apr 27, 2022 15:55 |  #2

I might end up being the only one posting in this thread. That's okay. :-P
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Apr 27, 2022 18:38 |  #3

beautifully photographed Levina, really nicely composed & captured

The thing I like about threads like this they are unique to a region, even though some birds obviously migrate and cross continents.
But there's also the subtle differences between similar species that attract a different name, or just are different and often go unnoticed. To outsiders especially

Our Pipit for example, has similar looking over your way, and there's many more.

So I'd encourage but can't add photos but will sit back and enjoy



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Apr 27, 2022 18:42 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #4

Maybe I can post after the next time I'm in Europe :-)




  
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Apr 27, 2022 19:21 |  #5

avondale87 wrote in post #19371893 (external link)
beautifully photographed Levina, really nicely composed & captured

Thank you so much, Richard!

The thing I like about threads like this they are unique to a region, even though some birds obviously migrate and cross continents.
But there's also the subtle differences between similar species that attract a different name, or just are different and often go unnoticed. To outsiders especially

Our Pipit for example, has similar looking over your way, and there's many more.

So I'd encourage but can't add photos but will sit back and enjoy

I thought about that and how it makes more sense to have a dedicated thread for birds of Australia as you have so many unique species, which is not exactly the case here as the European continent has never been cut of from the rest of the world. But Wild Birds of Australia is such a great thread, with much interaction. It's just really nice. And I was hoping that maybe that could happen in a European thread too as it would obviously be much smaller and more intimate than the big bird threads.

We'll see if others will find the thread and are willing to post in it. If not, I will at least have a great spot for my bird images as I don't think it's right to post all my image in the gear threads, which I am doing now.

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Maybe I can post after the next time I'm in Europe :-)

I hope so Jack. I for one would love to see your pics here!

By the way, I did think of "Wild Birds of the Netherlands" too, but that would have been really ridiculous! :-D


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May 01, 2022 01:54 |  #6

What do you mean, ridiculous? I do have a few Dutch birds. Here's a Jackdaw and a Paapje(don't know the English word for it).


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May 01, 2022 05:58 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #7

That's a good idea Levina, a thread about European birds. I'll dig a few photos up from my gallery and post them here in this thread.




  
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May 01, 2022 07:32 as a reply to  @ Lyn2011's post |  #8

My thread! I thought it had already died a lonely death. Glad to see it didn’t.

@pcs: I looked up “paapje”, it’s whinchat in English. That’s a nice find, by the way. You have more shots of it?

@Lyn: thanks, Lyn! I would love to see more of your birds. I must say I have never seen either of these birds on a feeder. Were these taken in winter, or are the Jay and Woodpecker regular guests? Both species I find very elusive and hard to shoot.


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May 01, 2022 07:57 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #9

Thanks for looking for Whinchat, never heard that name. This was the first time I've seen this little bird. Here are a few more shots:


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May 01, 2022 16:21 |  #10

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Thanks for looking for Whinchat, never heard that name. This was the first time I've seen this little bird. Here are a few more shots:


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It's a beautiful small bird PCS. I love that second one.
Your Jackdaw too. Much detail in that photo.

I notice your barbed wire. I've never seen any like that here where the bards are so close together. Interesting.



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May 01, 2022 17:17 as a reply to  @ avondale87's post |  #11

It really is a pretty bird, pcs.

Now that you mention it, Richard, that is rather odd looking barbed wire. Looks messy!


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May 02, 2022 00:57 |  #12

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19373044 (external link)
@Lyn: thanks, Lyn! I would love to see more of your birds. I must say I have never seen either of these birds on a feeder. Were these taken in winter, or are the Jay and Woodpecker regular guests? Both species I find very elusive and hard to shoot.

Levina, these photos were take in summer, on our holiday in Zeeland and are regulars there. We bought the special peanutbutter for birds at a gardencentre, and they loved it. I did put my camera on a tripod and used remote control, because they were a bit skittish.

I'll have a look at my harddisk for more pics.




  
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May 02, 2022 01:20 |  #13

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It's a beautiful small bird PCS. I love that second one.
Your Jackdaw too. Much detail in that photo.

I notice your barbed wire. I've never seen any like that here where the bards are so close together. Interesting.


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It really is a pretty bird, pcs.

Now that you mention it, Richard, that is rather odd looking barbed wire. Looks messy!

When a first saw this bird I thought it was a Roodborsttapuit(Stonec​hat?) because I'd seen that in that area before but this was one I did not see before, although it turns out to be in the same family.

The barbed wire I did not notice before although we've walked past dozens of times, I'll check next time we're there. It's between a footpath and a meadow in one of the new nature reserves in our province(@Lyn2011: it's in Zeeland, those birds I've got(Jay seldom, Woodpecker almost daily) in the garden). Local farmers are allowed to use it as summer pasture(not yet, now there are lots of geese and other birds breeding) for, usually, young dairy cows(14-22 months old). Maybe the barbs are not that close in real life, the photo is from a very small angle along the path so compression plays a role.




  
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May 02, 2022 01:33 |  #14

And we do have a lot of Geese here, Rotgans(Brent Goose) against the Oosterschelde stormvloedkering and Graylag goose.


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May 02, 2022 02:57 |  #15

And here is our Tureluur(Redshank) on standard barbed wire(for Richard).


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