Samtenten auf dem Mellensee

Die Seen im südlichen Brandenburg sind vielleicht weniger bekannt als der Schwielowsee zwischen Potsdam und Ferch aber nicht weniger interessant für winterliche Vogelbeobachter. So sind auf dem Mellensee gut 30 km südlich von Berlin zwar keine Mittelsäger (Mergus serrator) oder Ohrentaucher (Podiceps auritus) zu beobachten, aber dafür sind auch hier Schellenten (Bucephala clangula), und Gänsesäger… Continue reading Samtenten auf dem Mellensee

Trauerente auf dem Schwielowsee

Auf dem spiegelglatten See jagen ausgiebig Trupps von Kormoranen (Phalacrocorax carbo). Auch ein paar Reiherenten (Aythya fuligula) zu sind entdecken. Es ist ein wunderschöner Spätherbsttag, der mit Reif am frühen Morgen begonnen hatte und nun dann in einen wolkenlosen Nachmittag mündete. Im Schatten der Uferbäume war es dann doch erstaunlich kühl aber im Sonnenschein auf… Continue reading Trauerente auf dem Schwielowsee

Slettnes – Gambell-Seawatching: a photographers point of view

A Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) with a yellow bill might be not the only difference what you realize, if you are seabirding on different locations. Well, Somateria mollissima v-nigrum is breeding along the arctic coasts of north-east Siberia to Alaska and shows a yellow bill unlike its relatives from the northern part of Europe. But… Continue reading Slettnes – Gambell-Seawatching: a photographers point of view

Seabird migration from a boat in Nordkyn/ Norway

It is hard to believe, but also on the northern edge of the WP (Western Palearctic) seabirds are living and migrating. To see them, bird-lens.com managed a trip in the beginning of May to the northern tip of Norway, to the Nordkyn peninsula. This is the best location to spot the migration out to the… Continue reading Seabird migration from a boat in Nordkyn/ Norway

Eiders in the Frozen

Photographing the most colorful ducks of the world in 10-minus-degree temperatures in February at the northern tip of Europe sounds crazy. Well, whether it is crazy or just stupid is a matter of your point-of-view. But all can agree, that it is real Arctic Adventure. The one or the other vagrant Eider might arrive in… Continue reading Eiders in the Frozen

Steller’s Eider female on Baltic Sea of Germany

Today a female Steller’s Eider, Polysticta stelleri, has been recorded north of the Holnisspitze, which is a peninsula north-east of a town in Schleswig-Holstein named Gluecksburg. After a run in the last days to the one individual of a male King Eider, Somateria spectabilis, at Kalkhorst at the shores of the Baltic Sea, this is… Continue reading Steller’s Eider female on Baltic Sea of Germany

Male King Eider on Baltic Sea of Germany

During the last days one male King Eider, Somateria spectabilis, continues to stay at Kalkhorst at the shores of the Baltic Sea. The german sea resort is approx. 15km distance east of Travemünde, Lübeck. This male King Eider in beautiful breeding plumage is obviously only one of the few records for 2013 so far south… Continue reading Male King Eider on Baltic Sea of Germany