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The return of the Old Man

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Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills goes on to give greater detail of the former nesting sites in Europe: it could once be found “in southern Germany and Austria, in the valleys of the upper Rhine and Danube Rivers, and in the Alps of Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and perhaps in Hungary and Greece”.

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Swarovski Skills Camp, or men and their toys

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Yesterday evening I got home from the second Swarovski Skills Camp at Lake Neusiedl in the east of Austria. But Swarovski Optik is a family-owned business, so the then CEO, Mr. Swarovski, categorically rejected the advice and decided: factory stays in Austria, and the prices will only go up! impressive for Central Europe.

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Second Time Bears Declared Extinct in Austria

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For the second time in recent history, brown bears have been declared extinct in Austria. Unfortunately there are no bears left in Austria, in the Northern Limestone Alps. said Christian Pichler of WWF Austria The last bear, known as ‘Moritz', an Austrian born bear, has not been seen since 2010.

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Best Birds of my First Year with 10,000 Birds

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Snow Goose, Salzburg, Austria. But it is a decidedly odd bird to see in Austria, and is not the sort of species that is likely to be introduced or an escapee. Seeing White Storks in Spain this year was pretty cool, too. This is obviously not an uncommon bird.

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Swarovski BTX – A new era in birdwatching

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And then at the 2017 launch in Austria there were to be heard Ooooh’s! A couple of months before its actual release, Swarovski announced something big coming our way. There were rumours of cameras, some devices for bird ID, etc. Nobody was prepared for what that something was. and Aaaah’s!

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company Vienna Lager

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Dreher’s great stroke of brilliance was to marry new industrial British malting methods with the traditional cold fermentation and long maturation – known as lagering – of his homeland, producing a clean-tasting, amber beer that was lighter than anything else being brewed in Austria and Bavaria at the time.

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Everything new is Old (World) again

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But our most common October company, as we travelled from Paris to Switzerland, Bavaria, and Austria, was the Carrion Crow. The same location gave me my very first sighting of the Spotted , or Eurasian , Nutcracker. How nice of it to be carrying a nut!