Bird of the Year 2020: Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

2016: Great Tit (Parus major)
2018: Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
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Re: Bird of the Year 2020: Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

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May 17.


11:10
formation :mrgreen:
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May 18.

Good morning,

09:00
stream is back

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14.:36
the feathers grow

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21:01

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May 19.

Good morning,

07:55

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21:00
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23:10
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May 20.

Good morning,

08:21
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21:08
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23:19
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May 21.

10:31
All looking at the entrance hole.
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17:45
no break for the parents
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23:22
:offtobed:
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May 22.

Good morning,

the parents are now already being intercepted at the flight hole.

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21:01
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23:54
:sleep:
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:hi: IceAge

thank you so much for all your work and the pictures. Life is developing so quickly in this nest box compared to Black Storks or Ospreys which I usually am watching. The starling parents have to be very busy. And I think it is a very small apartment for this rather big family, but the nest is looking cosy and warm.

:wave: Good Night :offtobed:
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May 23.

Good morning,

08:32
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aquiline :hi: , good to see you. Yes, the small birds grow up very quickly.

17:52
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22:59
:sleep:
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May 24.

Good morning,

10:36
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18:46
feeding the chicks and cleaning the box
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May 25.

Good morning,

08:19
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10:17
feeding
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11:13
the first chick is sitting in the window
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13:53
the best position :mrgreen:
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14:50
one is sitting in the window and snaps at insects

16:02
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Last night in the nest box?

20:40
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22:30
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May 26.

Good morning,
08:37
the chicks looks out into the big wide world.
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11:15
I think the weather is bad and therefore not a good day to leave the nest box.

Thank you, I have now read it on the homepage :slap: .

Thanks for the camera change :thumbs: .
14:51
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20:59
An exciting day comes to an end for our chicks

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There were 6 eggs in this nest, but 5 chicks can be seen ... Didn't 1 egg hatch or did the chick die?
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Hello AnzaK71,

no chick hatched from the sixth egg.
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May 27.

Good morning,

08:02
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09:08
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15:57
the camera is back
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15:59
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16:26
cleaning the nest
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23:26
good night
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May 28.

Good morning,
today is the big day for the chicks :chick: .

11:16
two are gone
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17:45
still 3 at home
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23:28
:sleep: 3 chicks
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May 29.

Good morning,

07:08
3 chicks
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07:56
The camera always stops for a few seconds (as it does every morning). Probably not enough light.
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08:03
The last chick left the nest box. I wish the little ones all the best.
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09:45
an adult starling examines the nest box.
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