Spring and summer 2013

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:hi:
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I had two very nice visitors yesterday morning.
Throughout the summer a roe deer mother with her twins, born this spring, has stayed in the area. Everyone has observed them, but me. I had almost given up the hope to see them, but finally, yesterday they showed up, and I managed to get them on tape. I didn't see their mother, but she was hopefully nearby. I was on the second floor, filming through the window, and they were ca 50 meters away.
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How wonderful, Lussi!
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Felis silvestris wrote:How wonderful, Lussi!
Oh yes they are!!
I hope they, and their mother, survive the hunting season that starts soon :unsure: (maybe they are too young...)
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Spatz: The gravedigger is a pretty one.
Lussi: It's so wonderful and so special to see so nice twins through your window. Now I'm a bit envious. I have to drive 1 minute with my bicycle to the den of the foxes :laugh: . You was veeeeery patient and now you were a lucky one to see them and made such a nice record of them :loveshower: .
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good afternoon to all. :hi:
I leave the last picture I received from "Jordi"
Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica)
taken in the Pyrenees of Girona :shake:
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"Jordi" also observes butterflies, sent me these photos, be if you like. :rolleyes:
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Nice pictures Airras/Jordi and Luz1711 :D
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Yesterday I made a walk with my dad to see what's going on in my area. I saw this cute little guys.
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In the evening I spent some time near the den to see if "my" fox-family is still around.
And they were :loveshower:
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Like a rocket :mrgreen:
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uaoooo!!!!!manu precious photographs :bow:
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Yesterday near the fox den. Always the same thing :laugh: .
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EDIT: I'm sorry they're always the same pictures :blush: .
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Beautiful pictures, Airras/Jordi, Luz4711 and Manu.
Manu, it's very nice to meet your foxes again, they are growing :thumbs:
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I found this today in the garden

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are the salamander? I found on the net anything suitable :dunno:
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They are cute little monsters.

It seems the same species can look very different.
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http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=47
Montseny Brook Newt

The pictures are Arkive look very different, and they do not yet have much written material

And now I see I think this one only lives in Catalonia :slap:
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good morning. :hi:
I would say that is a triton, salamanders are black and yellow with very bright.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_salamander
the triton the Montseny is a highly endangered species and is only found in the Montseny massif, mountain which lies between the cities of barcelona and girona :whistling:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calotriton_arnoldi
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I have found it, there are mountain newts (deutsch Bergmolche) :bounce:
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I don`t think its mountain newts (Bergmolche), they look different and all of them have dots. See here for description: http://www.froschnetz.ch/arten/bergmolch.htm

I believe they are lizards, some of them have this striped back.
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In Spatz' second picture you can see spots/markings that are a bit similar to those in the upper photo
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http://www.froschnetz.ch/arten/bergmolch.htm


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_newt
the page in German has more photos than in English

I do think it is newt because of the shape of the head, but the exact species is very difficult because they vary so much depending on water phase or land phase.
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