Corn Crake, a shy inhabitant of the Warta river in Poland

Drops of dew hang on the sloping blades of grass in the wide floodplain of the Warthe in the early morning. It’s summer and the sun rises very early. A fat, red ball has pushed itself over the horizon. But the sun has not yet sent out its rays to banish the last remnants of… Continue reading Corn Crake, a shy inhabitant of the Warta river in Poland

Corn Crake: Photography at Ujście Warty National Park

Early morning in the Ujście Warty National Park, only 80 kilometers away from Berlin. This is the perfect hour and the perfect place to find and photograph the Corn Crake (Crex crex). And soon I hear the calls of a Corn Crake (Crex crex) in the background of a densely overgrown meadow not far from… Continue reading Corn Crake: Photography at Ujście Warty National Park

MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

INTRODUCTION The main goal was to carry out the first vacation in post-Corona times. For this purpose, we were looking for a country that is rather relaxed when it comes to entering the country. Also in the foreground is to relax and to photograph the Rock Partridge or a few good eastern European Warblers and… Continue reading MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

Im Reich des Wachtelkönigs

Seltsam, rätschende Geräusche kommen nachts aus den Wiesen im Warthevorland. Das ist die Stimme des Wachtelkönigs (Crex crex), der auch Wiesenralle genannt wird. Dies ist eine der seltensten und gefährdetsten Vogelarten Deutschlands. Den Wachtelkönig, der nur selten in der dichten Vegation auszumachen ist, aber dennoch der berühmteste Brutvogel des Odertals ist, sah ich in den… Continue reading Im Reich des Wachtelkönigs