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Archive for June, 2014

domherre

A male Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), stretching after eating sunflower seeds on the balcony railing.

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svarthätta

It’s always fun to see a bird for the first time! Since I’m new at birding, this happens with fairly common birds as well. Here’s a Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), a cute little warbler related to the Garden Warbler (see previous post).

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trios

Two collages of bird photos, taken today along the Brettenpad nature path outside Amsterdam.

First some warblers: #1 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), #2 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), #3Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

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And here is: #1 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), #2 European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), #3 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

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gråsparv

A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) posing on the rooftop

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storskarv

A Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), sitting in a transmission tower in Diemerpark, Amsterdam today.

It’s not the sharpest capture, but if you scroll down you’ll understand why… 🙂

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This is why I love the SX50!

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rödhake

A European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), enjoying a moment by the creek.

Note: The European Robin is a small passerine bird of the flycatcher family. It’s not closely related to the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a songbird of the thrush family- see picture on Talains photography blog here.

Rödhake - European Robin

Rödhake – European Robin


summertime

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sångare

A few warbler pictures I took yesterday in Amsterdam: Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), and Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Törnsångare - Common Whitethroat

Törnsångare – Common Whitethroat

Törnsångare - Common Whitethroat

Törnsångare – Common Whitethroat

Lövsångare - Willow Warbler

Lövsångare – Willow Warbler

Rörsångare - Eurasian Reed Warbler

Rörsångare – Eurasian Reed Warbler