According to one of Moscow's ornithologists, a few years ago Nightingale nest in a bush on the dividing strip on Lomonosov Avenue. In the bush - it usually is. But a four-foot grassy strip with multilane continuous movement on both sides - I do not know ... But without competitors.
Generally, in Moscow is not the first year by visiting workers purposefully destroyed all suitable Nightingale, nesting sites: clean cut down the whole stool shoots in parks and yards, and many shrubs. That was beautiful. However, while there Nightingales. But fewer and fewer. This annual show "Nightingale evening" - the national monitoring Solovyov in Moscow.
About the mind, resourcefulness and ingenuity Solovyov little is known. They, of course - not Tits - intellectuals of small birds. But once they are, we can expect in the coming years that will nest it in unusual places.
For some time now Sparrows (Brownies and Field) and tits (big tits and) all the more willingly and persistently nest in Moscow lampposts. There are round holes a few meters - well, just like yr in sinichnikah. People before last year was specifically look for such places, pictures, discuss this phenomenon in the scientific newsletter. Lampposts in our city become more and more common these nesting birds.
Below - a picture made by me on April 27. of blue tits (both parents) flew into the nest chamber about 2 times per minute. Apparently, it was the end of construction. Masonry could be within 1-2 days. From the moment of laying to fledging - exactly a month. May 27 come from the expedition: post painted. Beautifully blissfully. No birds. Sometimes ...
Very good for shooting birds need very expensive photographic equipment, which most of us do not. How do sports ornithologists manage successfully compete, which we arrange a lot? After all, in terms of competition, it is necessary to introduce the jury photos of birds seen, so much so that they can be reliably determined ... This is usually enough and simple machines. And some participants with inferior cameras receive special prizes for the best photo - interesting photo (!).
Steep camera needed for very good shots. For example, to participate in the prestigious exhibitions. Or science. Or publications. We certainly grow before.
Overview - interest and excitement. In this hopeless case with you - too! But we - easier: we do not need to photograph the nest itself. Moreover, in many cases, this can not be done! There are birds that not only throw the clutch (eggs), but already hatched chicks if we looked into the slot. I watched these events.
Also, when we find the nest is open (not hollow) nesting birds, we automatically hand over the nest nearest Crow. Ravens always quietly sitting somewhere nearby and control territory. Finding and inspecting nest some Slava, Nightingale or Linnet, we report that the nearest Raven: "Bon appetit!". And then Crow nothing to blame: it acts according to the Law, right, right! But is it good (on our part)?
Now - a constructive part of the article: how, then, did take the unusual nesting sites?
Let interest, excitement and (not yet atrophied) LOVE to wildlife will tell you from what distance to shoot (on a bar of soap, a matchbox, phone or steep millionodollarovuyu camera). As reported in the instructions to the project, it is necessary to shoot-not nest (as such), and the very unusual place, where the socket is located. Like, everything is clear.
But. Whenever possible, it is necessary to waylay adult bird, penetrating into the socket and remove with her! It would be cool. Or with a bird flying out (crawls, creeps) from the slot. Then do not need to specifically photograph adult bird for the questionnaire (or steal her photo from the Internet, for which mandatory profile is blocked!).
Just a little more constructive. Photograph as much as possible, do not stint on the camera's memory! Shoot queues! Cartridges do not have to take care of!
In general, everything said here, drawn to the people concerned and gambling. By his - in the board, not planted. Good luck!
Birdwatching - BirdWatching - became fad people in many countries of the world and, at the same time, a powerful scientific factor: participants of this movement (in Russian - sports ornithologists), sparing no effort, time and money are worn all over the planet, track down, identify and all pictures, including rare birds. Their data are scientific domain. Between us - these cranks - there is continuous competition: who is more nasnimat (or, at least, sees) birds. - Especially rare. Most participants in this sport - amateurs. But, as explained to us the great President of the Club sports ornithologists "Birds and People" VO Avdanin professional ornithologist differs from the non-professional (ie, amateur) but that gets paid for what he likes. And many fans of professionalism is higher than some professionals.