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Thieving Magpie

Thieving Magpie

In Germanic mythology, the magpie was both the messenger of the gods and the bird of Hel, the goddess of death. As a „thieving“ magpie, it was also unpopular in the Middle Ages as a witch beast and gallows bird. In contrast, in Asia it is traditionally considered a lucky charm. ——————————————————————— In der germanischen […]

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The Raven

The Raven

The common raven (Corvus corax) is a species of bird in the Corvids family.Due to human persecution, ravens were extirpated in large parts of Central Europe until 1940, after which they have spread again due to decreasing persecution. Due to their learning ability, their intelligence and because of their use of carrion, ravens have become […]

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Eastern Imperial

Eastern Imperial

The eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquilla Hellaca) is a large bird of prey that breeds in southeastern Europe and through West and Central Asia. Since some year it is back for breeding also in Austria. This eagle has a length of 70–90 cm , a wingspan of about 2 m, and a weight of between 2.5 […]

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Sharp Eye

Sharp Eye

It is now already five years ago, there approximately 20 short-eared-owls set up its winter-quarters at Lake Neusiedl. Some were not shy at all, so great close-ups like this one are achieved. ——————————————————— Es ist jetzt schon fünf Jahre her, da haben zirka 20 Sumpfohreulen ihr Winterquartier am Neusiedler See aufgeschlagen. Einige waren gar nicht […]

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Swan Fight

Swan Fight

In the area of the hydroelectric power plant Gralla there are many mute swans during the winter months. Interesting district fights take place again and again. ——————————————————— Im Bereich des Wasserkraftwerkes Gralla halten sich in den Wintermonaten viele Höckerschwäne auf. Dabei kommt es immer wieder zu interessanten Revierkämpfen.   Image Details   Location: Gralla River […]

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Golden

Golden

In German this butterfly ( pale clouded yellow ) is called „golden Eight“, therefore the title „Golden“ to this picture: The golden eight in golden autumn in golden light with golden background ——————————————————— In Deutsch heißt dieser Schmetterling „goldene Acht“, deshalb auch der Titel „Golden“ zu diesem Bild: Die goldene Acht im goldenen Herbst im […]

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Halloween

Halloween

In 4 days is Halloween, and Halloween is pumpkin time, and since a pumpkin should also be illuminated, the small copper sat up for it. ——————————————————— In 4 Tagen ist Halloween, und Halloween ist Kürbiszeit, und da ein Kürbis ja auch beleuchtet sein soll, hat sich dafür der kleine Feuerfalter hinaufgesetzt.     Image Details […]

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Smooth Snake

Smooth Snake

The Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) is a rather small and inconspicuous snake species which occurs in large parts of Europe and western Asia. It is also widespread in Central Europe. For humans this non-toxic snake is completely harmless – but it is not seldomly confused with the common European adder. Both species are protected in […]

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Queen of Spain

Queen of Spain

The Queen of Spain fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. This species is present almost throughout the year, with three or four successive generations. The eggs are laid separately on the underside of the leaves of the host plant. The larval cycle is exceptionally short. The pupation takes place among the low vegetation, […]

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Mother Love

Mother Love

It is always touching to see how lovingly mothers in nature treat their little ones. One should also not get too close to the swans when they are out with the chick ————————————————————— Es ist immer wieder rührend anzusehen, wie liebevoll Mütter in der Natur mit ihren Kleinen umgehen. Man sollte den Schwänen auch nicht […]

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