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Young Whinchat on summer morning

BraunkehlchenA fresh morning. Thick layers of fog are lying over the wetlands of the Nuthe floodplain south of Berlin. The weather forecast was perfect and everywhere there were numerous motives. So I took advantage of every free minute in the morning to be outside. The meadows along the river offer a diverse habitat structure. One family of Whinchats (Saxicola rubetra) with at least 2 juveniles were seen in uncut grassland. I placed the car not far from a pole inside the meadow, hoping a young Whinchat, I had seen before, to return. After a while the recently fledged Whinchat really returned to the pole. In the first morning light, it started to preen and stretch the wings. Obviously it wanted to get rid of their youngster’s feather dress. Successful, as it seems. With a surprised look, the young Whinchat looked after the flying plume.

The area south of Berlin has a lot to offer in terms of nature. In addition to the natural richness this is a legacy of the division of Germany, which has prevented the city´s spread after the end of the 2nd World War like in no other city. This means, that even today you often have to pass the city limits only in order to stand in the middle of nature. One of these areas is the Continue reading Young Whinchat on summer morning

Tüpfelsumpfhühner an den Reckahner Teichen in Brandenburg

TüpfelsumpfhuhnAm Vorabend hatten sich teilweise dicke Wolken breit gemacht. Nun sind aber Sterne am Himmel zu sehen. Die Wolkenlücken sind deutlich größer. Ein schöner Morgen kündigt sich an. Gegen 5:00 mache ich mich auf den Weg. Das Ziel sind die Reckahner Teiche / Kloster Lehnin etwas südlich der A2 bei der Stadt Brandenburg. Ein besonderes Vogelparadies bilden verschiedene noch in Bewirtschaftung befindliche Fischteiche in der Nähe des kleinen Dorfes Reckahn. Für bewirtschaftete Teiche Continue reading Tüpfelsumpfhühner an den Reckahner Teichen in Brandenburg

Bearded Tits south of Berlin

Bartmeise, Although the capital of Germany, Berlin has a lot to offer in terms of nature, too. In addition to the natural richness this is a legacy of the division of Germany, which has prevented the city´s spread after the end of the 2nd World War like in no other city. This means, that even today you often have to pass the city limits only in order to stand in the middle of nature. One of these areas is the Nature Park “Lowlands of Nuthe and Nieplitz”. The small rivers Nuthe and Nieplitz are located south-west of Berlin and form Continue reading Bearded Tits south of Berlin

Bartmeisen am Blankensee, Brandenburg

BartmeiseVon den kleinen Flachlandflüssen Nuthe und Nieplitz wird südwestlich von Berlin eine einzigartige Niederungslandschaft begrenzt. Ein besonderes Vogelparadies ist mitten drin der flache (nur ca. 60cm tiefe) Blankensee, der über einen ausgedehnten Röhrichtgürtel verfügt. Dieser soll angeblich bis zu 300 Meter breit sein. Verschiedene Rohrsängerarten (Acrocephalus sp.), Blaukehlchen (Luscinia svecica) und Bartmeisen (Panurus biarmicus) besiedeln den See. Ein Bohlensteg mitten Continue reading Bartmeisen am Blankensee, Brandenburg