Photographing White-throated Dippers in their icy habitat

White-throated Dippers (Cinclus cinclus) are at home on clean streams in the middle and high mountains. Even without having seen it, you will recognize that the petite bird occupies its territory here by its whitish remains on certain stones in the stream bed. Like no other songbird at least in Europe, the White-throated Dipper has… Continue reading Photographing White-throated Dippers in their icy habitat

A little Dwarf : the Firecrest

You are in a coniferous forest and you hear a high “ziziziziit”, practically always on the same pitch. You cannot go wrong in this combination. Singing is the hallmark of the Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla). If you have discovered the Firecrest e.g. by imitated the “singing”, you quickly see a bright orange-red crest, which is raised… Continue reading A little Dwarf : the Firecrest

Gliding in the morning light: a Black-shouldered Kite

A great image of an adult Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) on the approach, which was photographed near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana, should be mentioned today. Taken in the perfect light of the early African morning, the red eye of the adult particularly stands out. This is a beautiful picture, perfectly composed… Continue reading Gliding in the morning light: a Black-shouldered Kite

Red Kite in flight in snowy winter

That has been, without a doubt, a remarkable bird-in-snow week in February. One of the harshest cold spells in the last ten years hit a large area in north-western Europe in the first half of February and resulted, among other things, in a invasion of Eurasian Woodcocks (Scolopax rusticola) in search of non-frozen places to… Continue reading Red Kite in flight in snowy winter

Chaffinch after display with nesting material

You hardly see the bird for all the tufts of hair – or are it pine needles. It is a male of a Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) that has collected nesting material for its nest. The male Chaffinch thus looks like it has a broad mustache. Shortly before, I could observe this Common Chaffinch male… Continue reading Chaffinch after display with nesting material

Complicated courtships of Bird-of-paradise

The appearance of the bird of paradise species is very different. Some of them have complicated courtship rituals that usually take place in good weather. The males of the Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) display e.g. in the early morning and shortly before sunset in groups in the canopy of the trees, often at a height… Continue reading Complicated courtships of Bird-of-paradise

Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

The road from El Chalten leads to the northern area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park. On a slope, you first go through the valley of the Río de las Vueltas to Lago del Desierto. The area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park around Lake Desierto is Patagonia at ist BEST. When you arrive at… Continue reading Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

Red Kite in elegant low flight

A flash of red and white and with an elegant flight through the pine forest a Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is already sitting on a tree  trunk. An If you want to photograph birds close up in the cold season, a bait site is a good idea. There are tour operators who do this professionally.… Continue reading Red Kite in elegant low flight

Lengwe National Park and its Boehm’s Bee-eater

The heat is still breathtaking. But now for the afternoon trip in Lengwe National Park. After all, it’s already near 3:00 p.m.. The trail leads me over the Main Drive to the Main Hide. Hats off, walking from the parking lot is annoying – especially in the cops heat. But the hide itself is somewhat… Continue reading Lengwe National Park and its Boehm’s Bee-eater

Redwing on icy shore

The snow is already high and flakes are still falling from the icy-cold sky in eastern Germany. Only the flowing waters still have open water. A refuge not only for water birds. Other surface waters in the area have long been covered by a thick layer of ice. The Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) do not seem… Continue reading Redwing on icy shore

Eurasian jays feeds on songbird

Since October I have had a feeding place for the birds in the garden. There are many birds of prey here on the edge of the village. where the most dangerous I think is the resident female Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). In any case, it is clear to the rest of the birds that it… Continue reading Eurasian jays feeds on songbird

White-bellied Fish-Eagle in Yala NP

If you are an eagle fan and think that there are masses of White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) on the Volga or even think that Brandenburg is densely populated with this bird species, you really have to go to the Lunugamvehera National Park in the south of Sri Lanka. Such a density of large fish-eating eagles… Continue reading White-bellied Fish-Eagle in Yala NP