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Grey Heron City Bird

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Grey Heron City Bird

Hi all,

At a documentairy festival in amsterdam, the netherlands they showed a film about the grey heron population in this city.
The needed 10 years to make the film.
It is very interesting to see how the bird is so different from his brothers and sisters in the country side.
It is a site in dutch, but the trailers speak for them selfs. When there is more info in english i will tell.
Enjoy our balcony bird in the city :!:
Festival http://www.idfa.nl/idfa_en_filmdescription.asp?filmid=12987
Schoffies http://www.schoffiesfilm.nl/

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"Swift" wrote:
No not only the Psittacula Krameri but also its bigger brother Psittacula Eupatria.
They are such pretty birds

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The Common Swift-Apus Apus we try to count nests but next year we going to count the birds with a new counting system
You must let me know how you do that or most probably LP knows about it? So far he pretty much did a lot on his own here, I only met him almost at the end of the season. The chicks in his nestboxes were very small and it was only from then on that I got involved. Next year I want to help as much as I can. I would like to know if there is an easier way. I will learn to watch out on the bike Laughing out loud

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No not only the Psittacula Krameri but also its bigger brother Psittacula Eupatria. They live in parks in cities too and their numbers are growing also. Amsterdam 2005 36 birds.
The Common Swift-Apus Apus we try to count nests but next year we going to count the birds with a new counting system Cool
And remember this warning: birding on a bike can be very dangerous Laughing out loud
And after a full season we need fysio for our necks Eye-wink

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That many! amazing how well they adapt.
Those parakeets from Brussels are almost in Leuven. Well, almost, they are already seen in the Dijlevallei which is about 12km from me.
I'd love to come and follow them on the bicycle with you. Laughing out loud
Which other birds do you count like that?
What kind of a count is that on 16/17 Dec, is it only the parakeets?
You count swift nests in summer too?

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"cerinthe" wrote:
It looks very interesting Swift, I'd love to see it and will look out for it. You have a lot of birds in Amsterdam, I have been in the Vondelpark and there was those parakeets (halsbandparkiet?) many of them. Maybe we can go birding in Amsterdam?

Those rose-ringed Parakeet I have been counting in winter months for 3 years.
Not in Vondelpark, they are there in day time. They sleep together in big groups and just follow them, on bike, to see where they sleep.
When flying to their sleepingplaces you can count them.
Last year we counted 2000 birds.
16/17 december they go counting them again in the Netherlands.
In Brussel is also a big population, you know off them Puzzled:
And yes if you come we can go birding :!: Smiling

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It looks very interesting Swift, I'd love to see it and will look out for it.
You have a lot of birds in Amsterdam, I have been in the Vondelpark and there was those parakeets (halsbandparkiet?) many of them. Maybe we can go birding in Amsterdam?

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