Monthly Archives: April 2015


Saturday was a quiet day, mostly staying in and taking pictures of the neighbours through the window. Fortunately, our neighbours are exhibitionists:   According to Wikipedia, kestrels generally raise around four chicks per pair, so this could be a lively … Continue reading

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Big Birds

As well as the storks, we’ve come across quite a few big birds in the last few weeks. Herons occupy the same kind of territory as the storks: One of the biggest surprises buzzed overhead while we were admiring the … Continue reading

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Stalking Storks

One sign of spring in Bratislava is the return of the storks, several pairs of which nest in the suburb round the corner from us, Devínska Nová Ves. Here the Morava river marks the border between Slovakia and Austria, and … Continue reading

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