White-throated Caracara on basura of Ushuaia

A White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis) flies along the sparsely overgrown slope through the blowing snow-shower. Finally the bird takes a seat on light, stony sand. The white-throated caracara seems to look into the vastness of Patagonia. A nice picture. Patagonia is a country of contrasts. Patagonia, the storm-swept south end of the South American continent,… Continue reading White-throated Caracara on basura of Ushuaia

European Bee-eaters between heaven and earth

In the midday heat I am led to my hiding place. In the evening the sun is best and gives a nice backlight. It is June and the rolling hills of the Bulgarian coastal plain are covered with blooming sunflowers. A tractor is chugging in the village. Otherwise everything is quiet. I slipped into the… Continue reading European Bee-eaters between heaven and earth

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

Bee-eaters in Majete Game Reserve near Lengwe NP

The trip to the Majete Game Reserve makes me stop at a bush. A remarkable bird party can be seen here. After some minutes I can detect Fork-tailed Drongos (Dicrurus adsimilis), Livingstone’s Flycatcher (Erythrocercus livingstonei), Red-capped Robin-Chats (Cossypha natalensis), Bearded Scrub-Robins (Cercotrichas quadrivirgata) and a Holub’s Golden-Weaver (Ploceus xanthops) – with a strikingly flesh-colored beak… Continue reading Bee-eaters in Majete Game Reserve near Lengwe NP

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

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

Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

A Common Diuca-Finch (Diuca diuca), sits on a fallen trunk of a Lenga Beech tree (Nothofagus pumilio) and is very nice to photograph. I already had a new twitch in my birdlist at the “campsite”, and I was able to report it quite unexpectedly. It is clearly recognizable by the white, black-framed chin, a White-throated… Continue reading Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

Small Pratincole at Yala NP beach/ Sri Lankas

Tiny grains of sand whirl up. The wind on the southern coast of Sri Lanka is very decent again. There is sand and salt in the air. The combination of wind, sand drifts and blazing sun does not allow many visitors to enjoy the beautiful beach just 100 meters from the hotel in the dunes.… Continue reading Small Pratincole at Yala NP beach/ Sri Lankas

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

Northern Gannets and other seabirds on Heligoland

A deafening screeching can be heard from afar. The colors shine in a unique soft pink on the horizon. The sun is obscured by light clouds. What a great light! We are standing on Lummenfelsen near the Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus). The conditions are beautiful. With a wonderfully diffuse light you could take pictures all… Continue reading Northern Gannets and other seabirds on Heligoland

King of Saxony Bird-of-Paradise sings his song up in Tari Gap

The male King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti) performs his courtship song from a high point of view, from the bushy crown of a giant tree. It is actually the perfect habitat for a King-of-Saxony Bird-of-paradise. The King-of-Saxony Bird-of-paradise impresses with two long feathers on the head, which he can be moved to courtship with… Continue reading King of Saxony Bird-of-Paradise sings his song up in Tari Gap

Swimming and Birding in Amphoe Khlong Thom/ Thailand

Suddenly there is something beautifully bright orange in front of me in the bamboo thicket. It’s the Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina). What a beauty! I hadn’t expected that at bird all. The Orange-headed Thrush can be found in India, in the Himalayan region to southern China, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Indochina and on some islands… Continue reading Swimming and Birding in Amphoe Khlong Thom/ Thailand