A bird feeder in Russia (live webcam, winter only)

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vanislander
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I've only just noticed, from your screenshot, Van, the bit of perch/stick either side of the feeder. The right-hand portal looks blocked with snow..might not actually be the case though :-)
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I am up at 5:30 AM just to see the Russian cam. The view appears to be turned upward somewhat than the year before and a little bit more to the right. I am not seeing any birds either....back to bed soon....

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Still no birds, but seeing our usual smokers at the door and a child reaching up to taste snow off a a branch....

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Well, it seems that it is getting dark there very early....the shortest day of the year there now...in the Northern Hemisphere...gets dark about 15:15....yikes. I was up a little after 7 am my time in Atlanta, so saw the cam in waning light for about 15 minutes...no activity...bird wise. I am wondering if the temperature reading is accurate on this cam now, it is always measuring 0.0C and last year it was above and below this and changing hour wise?

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March 11th, 2017, 4:44 amjoiibear wrote:
Great new shots, RB and Van :-)

Ever since 'black cheeks' arrived I have been poring over my copy of the Collins Field Guide - Birds of Britain & Europe - New Edition (1993 lol ).

... <snip> ...
Black cheeks: can't really find the black cheeks :wacko: I did think it could be a penduline tit but the black marking isn't quite right. It does look more like a tree sparrow, RB :-)

I expect there is someone reading who knows them very well :wave:

Remember 'Black Cheeks"? Well I've seen plenty of them on the Czech cam - and they are much clearer there - and look very much like sparrows. I checked last night and discovered that it appears to be an Eurasian Tree Sparrow!

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Here are some observations and pics of "black cheeks" viewtopic.php?p=85057#p85057 and viewtopic.php?p=85084#p85084 It looks as though you were right about the tree sparrow, joii! (see previous post where I quoted you). :) :good:
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Brilliant, Van :good: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I must admit I haven't been thinking of them whilst viewing the Czech cam - will have to get more in the zone lol
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Well, the feeder looks the same after a number of days. Not seeing any birds. I think the seed must be rancid and old and the birds do not want it or perhaps the entry ports are frozen. Perhaps the hosts are away for the holidays.
I did get a pic of the kids coming home from school today.

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