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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 12:51
The hawfinch is the pick of the lot. Nice set.
The flying rat strike through made me smile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 20:02
Egyptian Geese live in the Netherlands or you are vacationing? Great bird regardless. They can really make a racket.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2021 at 22:36
One more Yellow-bellied sapsucker

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 20:37
This morning's birds.

Fox sparrow

1


2


Buffleheads

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4


5


6


Female Downy's Woodpecker

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Canada Goose

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 20:43
Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Egyptian Geese live in the Netherlands or you are vacationing? Great bird regardless. They can really make a racket.
Yes, they are. But I had to look it up. According to (Dutch) Wikipedia there are between 6900 and 11400 couples of this bird in The Netherlands.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 21:06
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Egyptian Geese live in the Netherlands or you are vacationing? Great bird regardless. They can really make a racket.
Yes, they are. But I had to look it up. According to (Dutch) Wikipedia there are between 6900 and 11400 couples of this bird in The Netherlands.
Although I believe the populations of this bird outside Africa originate from escaped captive birds.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 21:38
Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Egyptian Geese live in the Netherlands or you are vacationing? Great bird regardless. They can really make a racket.
Yes, they are. But I had to look it up. According to (Dutch) Wikipedia there are between 6900 and 11400 couples of this bird in The Netherlands.
Although I believe the populations of this bird outside Africa originate from escaped captive birds.
According to the same wikipedia article (the Dutch one, not the English one) it is considered an invasive specie within the European Union.

I did not know what bird I photographed, now I know (a little)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 22:19
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

This morning's birds.

Just one morning ....
Wow, that's a beautiful set Charles! All great, but #2,6 and 7 are the stand outs for me this round. TFS and keep them coming !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 22:47
[/QUOTE] According to the same wikipedia article (the Dutch one, not the English one) it is considered an invasive specie within the European Union.

I did not know what bird I photographed, now I know (a little) [/QUOTE]

They are considered invasive here too. I do not understand why. They seem to have filled an unoccupied niche. I have never heard anybody complain about them.

They come from deep inside Africa at the headwaters of the Nile River. I would never guess they could handle your winter. They must be a hardy bird.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2021 at 23:20
Wood Wood stork family by Robert Cummings, on Flickrstork family. We seem to be getting a bumper crop this year.
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Red-winged Blackbird Nest.
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Red-winged Blackbird Fledged at eight days old.
Red-winged Blackbird Fledged by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Red-winged Blackbird Fledged2 by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Cattle Egret Feeding Chick
Cattle Egret Feeding by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Fledged Eaglet returns to nest. Born on January 1. Fledged on March 23.
Fledged Eaglet Returns to Nest by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2021 at 00:33
wonderful show here indeed! as always...

(@ Robert- did you ever consider to post somewhat larger pics?
would love to see those? your pics (and lenses! ;)) are often so beautiful! but diminished size seems to diminish the 'wow effects' as well? (MHO). no offense?!! )

Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

According to the same wikipedia article (the Dutch one, not the English one) it is considered an invasive specie within the European Union.
I did not know what bird I photographed, now I know (a little)

They are considered invasive here too. I do not understand why. They seem to have filled an unoccupied niche. I have never heard anybody complain about them.

They come from deep inside Africa at the headwaters of the Nile River. I would never guess they could handle your winter. They must be a hardy bird.

Thanks for the replies.


quite invasive here! (at the south coast). at least, I see them 'all the time'. (as well as Canadian geese).
infamous guests at the local bird shelter. according to the people there, they have real nasty characters!





last year's 'bycatch', while visiting the storks in a local park.
think they had a nest behind those plants.




(snapped with MeyerOptikGörlitz Primotar 135)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2021 at 01:59
Yes< I will post larger pictures. Somehow in Flickr my size got changed to 500 X 333. Years ago it seems I set it to 1600 X 1064. Thanks for the notice.

Egyptian Geese can be a bit on the loud side at times but they are not nasty. I rescued this guy from a busy highway several years ago and settled him at a local park where there were 5 or 6 Egyptian Geese. He was a challenge to catch but settled down once I got a grip on him. He still can not fly but a few feet off the ground but now has a steady boy/girl friend . Always very neat. Never a feather out of place. He often still greets me at the park.
Handicapped but thriving Egyptian Goose by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2021 at 08:25
Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

They are considered invasive here too. I do not understand why. They seem to have filled an unoccupied niche. I have never heard anybody complain about them.

They come from deep inside Africa at the headwaters of the Nile River. I would never guess they could handle your winter. They must be a hardy bird.

Thanks for the replies.
https://vieraslajit.fi portal for invasive species (in EU and especially Finland) lists the following under harmfullness of Egyptian goose:

Species is known as an agricultural pest. It eats grains, sprouts and disturbs fields. In urban environment it has similar harms as barnacle geese. Its faeces has caused euthrophication of ponds on which it has been molting.
Although Egyptian goose does not migrate far away, it can be carrier and distributor of bird flu.
Egyptian goose is aggressive and often competes successfully for food and can take over nesting sites even from raptors. It crossbreeds with many other large ducks and geese. It has some significance as a gamebird despite that its meat is not especially tasty.

(Apologies for any clumsiness in the language above, I had to translate that from Finnish text as the English language version of the page had only titling)

ObBirdPhoto: Another species that did not originally come here by itself: Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

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