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Please :help:
what bird is this ? it's about the size of a jay, unfortunately i couldn't take a photo from the front
could it be a fieldfare ?

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and this one ?
when the bird showed its beak the camera wasn't yet ready to zoom in the back,
and when it was ready the bird bent and then flew off
could it be a goldfinch or a hawfinch ? :puzzled:

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Yes, it is a fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
The second one is a goldfinch.
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balistar wrote: September 11th, 2022, 4:31 pm ....
could it be a fieldfare ?
Hi balistar :hi:

Looks like a Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) for me :nod:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacholderdrossel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieldfare
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:hi: Bea and Balistar,

I also have only the rear view of the fieldfare on photos. :puzzled: :laugh:
but a goldfinch I had recently in the balcony box.
i will post the photo in the birds thread/conversations
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And for the other one I agree with Biker :D

Stieglitz or Distelfink (Carduelis carduelis)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stieglitz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_goldfinch
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fieldfare is often seen like this:
Food in beak with head raised and wings slightly drooping :nod:
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Yeaah, thank you both, Bea and Biker :2thumbsup:

I was uncertain with both, the fieldfare, because i wasn't able to see the breast, but most with the second, the goldfinch, because i didn't see any "yellow" on it.
If they only would stay posing good and long enough to take some good pictures, but mostly they don't do us this favour :mrgreen:

Thank you both so much.


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Biker wrote: September 11th, 2022, 5:07 pm fieldfare is often seen like this:
Food in beak with head raised and wings slightly drooping :nod:
ah, that's a good hint, thank you, Biker :thumbs:
BTW: this was the very first fieldfare i have ever seen, it was in a park
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Biker wrote: September 11th, 2022, 5:03 pm ...
but a goldfinch I had recently in the balcony box.
i will post the photo in the birds thread/conversations
Biker, also thanks for the hint to the birds thread/conversations.....
i completely forgot about it or i didn't know where to find it anymore :blush:
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Bea wrote: September 11th, 2022, 5:04 pm
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Bea, i have two questions:

coincidentally, i also posted pics of a White Stork today under White Storks/pictures. Was that the right place or should i move them to the conversation/birds thread ?
And: is it also allowed to post insects there ?
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Biker, also thanks for the hint to the birds thread/conversations.....
i completely forgot about it or i didn't know where to find it anymore
The goldfinch in my balcony box posed - accidentally.

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balistar wrote: September 11th, 2022, 5:31 pm Bea, i have two questions:

coincidentally, i also posted pics of a White Stork today under White Storks/pictures. Was that the right place or should i move them to the conversation/birds thread ?
And: is it also allowed to post insects there ?
I think your White Stork pictures can stay where you posted it, I see no problem, despite they are not from a webcam (the forum is called "Other Webcams" and the sub-forum "White Storks"), but the topic´s name is "Pictures and information about White Storks", so I think it fits.

About insects, hmmmm, we have in the Social Corner a sub-forum "Nature in Photographs", I could open a new topic called "Insects" there
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Bea wrote: September 11th, 2022, 5:50 pm I think your White Stork pictures can stay where you posted it, I see no problem, despite they are not from a webcam (the forum is called "Other Webcams" and the sub-forum "White Storks"), but the topic´s name is "Pictures and information about White Storks", so I think it fits.

About insects, hmmmm, we have in the Social Corner a sub-forum "Nature in Photographs", I could open a new topic called "Insects" there
viewforum.php?f=36

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Thank you, Bea, also for the explanation.
And yes, that would be wonderful, if it doesn't mean too much effort for you
(i mean whether it's worth it if maybe only a few posts will come ?)
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Let´s try it and see what happens, maybe it is a good opportunity to draw attention to insects, a very important part of "Mother Nature" :nod:

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An insect thread would be great!!! :thumbs: :D
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Thank you, Bea :2thumbsup:
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Bea wrote: September 11th, 2022, 6:17 pm
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Topic is opened
viewtopic.php?t=1091
Thank you, Bea. Phantastic, and great introductory text :2thumbsup:
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