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Dead White-tailed Eagle on Amager. DOF responsible!
DOF (Dansk Ornitologisk Forening), the Danish Ornithological Society.
I last saw the juvenile White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) on the nest the 31st of July and it looked fit and ready to fly. A relief, because the expected moment for its departure was long overdue, why I, and others, have been wondering if it was sick or just had grown to become a lazy teenager reluctant to start a life on its own.
But my feeling of optimism only lasted a few days, until yesterday when I met Stefan Stürup, DOF-kbh, in the forest (Kongelunden), where he told me that, just five minutes earlier, the eagle had been caught to be transferred to a rehab-station in Jylland.
Apparently the bird had been found by visitors near the golf course the day before, sitting on the ground. And according to the rescuing-team the bird had difficulty flying, because it was missing all the remiges in one of the hands!
Stefan says, this is not unheard of among raptors. I haven't been able to find information that supports this, or for that matter, any that rejects it, but a completely asymmetrical damage, and apparently a clear-cut one, in my eyes, does ... read more
Nature is Magic!
2022-01-15 Amager 99 - the sweet smell of victory teasing my nostrils. So close now. Today I went to the southern dike tower on Kalvebod Fælled and ended up with an overwhelming five new species for the year: snow bunting, common shelduck, reed bunting, peregrine falcon and greater white-fronted goose. A floc ... read more
2022-01-14 Urs Rabani trådte ud i Yrsagade, og gik rundt om hjørnet op ad Karlagade. Han følte sig lettet. Det gjorde han altid når han kom ud i Yrsagade. Ugentligt. Han skulle hjem nu, før han skulle videre sydvest-på. Direkte. Men avisstanderen foran kiosken fangede hans blik, da han gik forbi. Han sto ... read more
Assuming, hoping it's a fake.
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Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies
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