Goldregenpfeifer auf dem Frühjahrszug im Fläming

Ein Goldregenpfeifer rastet in einem Trupp während des Frühjahrs-Vogelzugs auf einem Stoppelfeld. Das auf Anhieb monochrom erscheinende Bild des bräunlichen Vogels auf dem im Herbst abgeernteten Feld lässt erst im zweiten Blick die wunderschöne Gefiederzeichnung seines Schlichtkleides erscheinen. Richtig schön ist es aber als der Trupp auffliegt und die gelb-gold-braunen Vögel vor dem blauen Himmel… Continue reading Goldregenpfeifer auf dem Frühjahrszug im Fläming

Black-winged Kite in winter near Torgau

For a birder interested in subtropical birding in the middle of german winter, there is a chance right now. Reports in Ornitho.de notice a Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) just 150 km or 2 hours drive away from Berlin. The Kite has positioned itself on the Elbe near Dommitzsch north of Torgau. With the great portrait… Continue reading Black-winged Kite in winter near Torgau

Common Shelduck in contryside of the Niederen Flaeming

As far as the eye can see, the agricultural steppe spreads in the area of ​​the Niederen (Lower) Flaeming in the south of Brandenburg. The area covers the intensive agricultural land west, south and east of Jüterbog, from Marzahna in the west to Dahme / Mark in the east. The flat undulating, slightly hilly landscape… Continue reading Common Shelduck in contryside of the Niederen Flaeming

Eurasian Hobby in the Belziger Landschaftswiesen

A misty and chilly morning. After weeks without rain, the drizzling rain kept going already for a while. A wet falcon was sitting crooked on a pole in some distance. Obviously not very comfortable in the rain. The view through the scope revealed a Eurasian Hobby (Falcon. subbuteo), also known as the Northern Hobby rested… Continue reading Eurasian Hobby in the Belziger Landschaftswiesen

Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds

Is it possible to combine business and birding in India? The country is large, the distance too and most business is performed in a metropolitan area – New Delhi. Although supposedly in the area of New Delhi only 250,000 people live after the Indian census of 2011, but there are at least several million in… Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) on Norderney

Norderney, the most densely populated island in the german Wadden Sea is with good reason called a bird paradise. Terns, Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Common Redshank (Tringa tetanus) , Brent Geese (Branta bernicla), Greylag Geese (Anser anser)and many other birds of water are to be found there, as well as the rare Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea… Continue reading Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) on Norderney

Migration of raptors over the Macin Mountains National Park

Because Macin Mountains is famous as an important migration hotspot for raptors in autumn, we decided to visit this site after a visit in May again at the end of September. An excellent choice. Arriving only at around 11:00h the activity of the “normal” birds were low. But the highlight, we were looking for, was… Continue reading Migration of raptors over the Macin Mountains National Park

Common Kestrel feeding on trapped bird

loud alarms calls of Blackbirds draw my attention to a place in neighbor´s garden. First I saw a moving wing – white with black pattern. Then the moustache. Hey, this is a female Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, feeding on a Eurasian Blackbird. The dead Blackbird had been accidentally trapped by a fruit net, provided to… Continue reading Common Kestrel feeding on trapped bird