Kalvebod Fælled

By Peter Petersen

Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) is called: Gul vipstjert in Danish. I observed this specimen feeding on Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

 May

 

The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is rarely seen but often heard. This species is called: Gøg in Danish.

 

The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) use mimicry. It mimics the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in order to place its eggs in the small birds nests without being attacked by the parents.

 

The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) seem to feed mainly on insects.

A male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) in flight. This species is called: Bynkefugl in Danish.

This is a female Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)

The back of the Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) is perfectly camouflaged in the grasslands.

The pattern of the Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) is truly amazing. 

 

The common whitethroat (Sylvia communis) is called: Tornsanger in Danish. This species sing an amazing tune.

 

This common whitethroat (Sylvia communis) apparently have not seen the Crane Fly (Tipulidae) which have landed on his throat.

The Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) consuming a spider.

The song of the Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) is associated with summer.

Engpiber is the Danish name of the Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis).