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Alpine choughs around the Augstenberg summit cross
As I had a short break, a couple of birds joined me. It's a popular hiking trail, so probably they regularly get food from the tourists, either left over crumbs or direct hand outs.

23 June 2012.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadI just

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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love these birds, very common in the Dolomites.
Posted Mar 5, 2013 1:25 pm

rggRe: I just

rgg

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I don't know exactly how widespread these are, but I've seen them all over the Alps. This is in Liechtenstein, close to the border with Austria.

I can see why you love these birds; they frequently seem to show up on summits where people tend to have a rest, and then gingerly hop around close by, as if trying to coax a bit of food from us. Makes me smile :-)
Posted Mar 6, 2013 12:15 am

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on Mar 5, 2013 1:15 am

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Object Title: Alpine choughs around the Augstenberg summit cross

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