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What

Silver Y Autographa gamma

Observer

martina

Date

September 23, 2014 08:27 AM CEST

Place

Zürich (Google, OSM)

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What

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

blackbird

Date

September 17, 2010 03:30 PM CEST

Description

Two mute swans on a "day out" on river Limmat in the heart of Zurich, accompanied by two cygnets (theirs presumably, one swan seemed to have an eye on them). The cygnets were rather playful, one chasing the other, trying to bite the other's neck, the kind of thing young siblings do.

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Observer

blackbird

Date

June 8, 2014 05:10 PM CEST

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What

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

blackbird

Date

May 3, 2010 04:47 PM CEST

Description

Graureiher (dt.), Grey Heron (engl.)

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What

White Waterlily Nymphaea alba

Observer

blackbird

Date

May 20, 2011 12:43 PM CEST

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Observer

blackbird

Date

April 11, 2011

Description

Photographing a pond I walked into this frogs' chorus. The question is, what species are they exactly?

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Observer

blackbird

Date

May 21, 2013

Description

While walking at Schanzengraben on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013, from the corner of my eye I saw something move below the leaves and heard a swish. First I thought of mice or rats moving through the bush. I expected it to whizz off when I stopped to see what it was. It didn't. So, it was neither a mouse nor a rat, and when I saw two ducklings I understood why they didn't whizz off - they simply aren't that fast, and they can't fly yet. First I saw two ducklings. Then I noticed there was a whole group hiding under the leaves. Of course they moved away, all in a row, one behind another, when I watched them. Then they moved a little away from the path and took a position where they weren't covered by leaves anymore but were further away from the path. They were squeaking intensly. The mother duck wasn't visible but several male seemed to virtually patrol the area the ducklings were in, at least when no H. sapiens were nearby. I guess they were attracted by the squeaking of the ducklings.
One duckling was higher up in the bush, either the whole group came from there or one had run off further into the bush before I came. Now this single duckling squeaked too, and I noticed the one and the group seemed to alternate squeaking as if they were trying to find each other again by voice. In the end, the single one headed in the direction of the group which it could only have determined by listening to the squeaks.

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Observer

blackbird

Date

March 3, 2011

Description

Female mallards quacking at Schanzengraben in Zurich.

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What

Italian Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

blackbird

Date

January 15, 2013

Description

Sparrows twittering in a bush.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

blackbird

Date

May 8, 2013

Description

I guess it's a Corvus. Sounds like one. The question, though, is what kind of Corvus exactly it is. So if anybody is an expert and can determine it by location, date and sound, please go ahead, comment is free. :)

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Observer

blackbird

Date

June 8, 2014 05:10 PM CEST

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What

Gulls Genus Larus

Observer

blackbird

Date

June 8, 2014 05:07 PM CEST

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What

Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa

Observer

faerthen

Date

March 16, 2014 11:45 AM CET

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What

speedwell Genus Veronica

Observer

faerthen

Date

March 16, 2014 11:33 AM CET

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What

Common Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis

Observer

faerthen

Date

March 16, 2014 11:32 AM CET

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Observer

faerthen

Date

March 16, 2014 11:11 AM CET

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What

Ramsons Allium ursinum

Observer

faerthen

Date

March 16, 2014 11:10 AM CET

Description

Distinct garlic odor and flavor.

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Observer

julianw

Date

October 10, 2013

Description

It's a trap !

Fungi

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Observer

julianw

Date

September 21, 2013

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Observer

julianw

Date

September 21, 2013

Description

The top ones. I posted another observation for the bottom one.

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Observer

julianw

Date

September 21, 2013

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What

Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

Observer

julianw

Date

September 21, 2013

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Observer

julianw

Date

September 21, 2013

Description

I am not sure about the ID but this is only thing which came to my mind.

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What

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

jessicashea127

Date

July 20, 2011

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

julianw

Date

July 11, 2013

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Observer

julianw

Date

July 11, 2013

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What

Green Lacewings (Family Chrysopidae) Family Chrysopidae

Observer

julianw

Date

July 5, 2013

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Observer

julianw

Date

June 16, 2013

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Observer

julianw

Date

June 16, 2013