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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey ho! There's Strix aluco on my garden. Two indeed, juveniles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you describe their call in Finnish?
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Kevit, kevit".
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I saw ural owl preying in bright sunlight, which is very uncommon. This winter has been tough for owls as rodent stocks have collapsed. In my province, which is about fifty kilometres in diameter, tens of owls have died during the famine.
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Esa



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough that evolution. Restricted diet.
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A week ago filmed clip (not mine) of a semi-dead Ural owl 30 kilometres away from my place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-NogNrEoLw

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week I recorded Acrocephalus dumetorum (blyth's reed warbler, that is ranked as the best Finnish songbird by many ornithologists). The recorder was actually a fourtrack recorder designed for guitar players, and I accidentally left an echo on while recording. Here is a short excerpt of almost seven minutes song.



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Kit



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's such a beautiful song, Karwin, even with the slightly strange echo effect on it! I'd definitely rate it as one of the best I've heard.
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Peter



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds quite amazing - however you might get a reputation lurking in the woods in the dark...
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter wrote:
Sounds quite amazing - however you might get a reputation lurking in the woods in the dark...
It matters a little when you're hunting for a perfect song thrush recording Wink Besides, people are asleep there. Little do they know what is going on in their gardens nighttime: last nite I saw two foxes in one garden and two elks in another.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Karwin"]
Peter wrote:
two elks in another.


ELK!! Shocked

Blimey - bet they eat the roses! Smile
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter wrote:
Blimey - bet they eat the roses! Smile
I wish they did. Roses are a pest! Thorny and difficult to get rid of.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted this elsewhere but here goes:

I saw a mole cross a black top road in a park in the middle of the day. It took some 5 minutes for it to dig into ground on the other side.

I am wondering if the mole has evolved to take daytime risks on top but avoid them at night time. And owl at the edge of the clearing would have surely found it at nigt? The crossing was kind of fast, but it slid like a fat saudage. Digging was slower.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How strange! I've never actually seen a mole, they seem to be secretive little things. Very cute when you see pictures of them, though! (Sorry, I'm going through a 'cute' phase at the moment, I've got a new little kitten.)

I wonder if the mole has worked out how to stay safe, though interesting!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it must be all intinct, they really can't detect their enemy, silent owls.
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