Helgoland, die Vogelinsel

Die Abendsonne intensiviert das Rot der Helgoländer Klippen. Basstölpel (Morus bassanus) sind vom Klippenrand oder auf einer der angebotenen Führungen gut zu beobachten und zu fotografieren. Formatfüllende Aufnahmen gelingen bereits mit einer 300 mm Brennweite. Diese Brennweite ist für Flugaufnahmen sogar perfekt geeignet. Nur um die Nester mit den Seevögeln groß genug abzubilden, sind manchmal… Continue reading Helgoland, die Vogelinsel

Buschrohrsänger: Sommergast in Estland

Trotz des frühen Morgen beuteln Windböen die Sträucher und Bäume. Das hilft zwar gegen die Mücken. Aber es führt eben auch dazu, daß die Blätter der Büsche auch ganz ohne die Aktivität von Grasmücken und Rohrsängern bewegt werden. Das wird die Entdeckung des von mir an diesem Morgen gesuchten Buschrohrsängers (Acrocephalus dumetorum) nicht unbedingt einfacher… Continue reading Buschrohrsänger: Sommergast in Estland

Birdphotographie in the Picos De Europa

While the southern landscapes in Spain – like the Estremadura – are among the most popular photo destinations on the Iberian Peninsula, the mountains in the north, like the Picos De Europa, are largely unknown to many bird photographers. On my travels to Spain mountainous birds of the Hochgebirge had been too short. They were… Continue reading Birdphotographie in the Picos De Europa

Woodpeckers at the winter feeder

A few years ago, I was a guest at a commercial winter feeding site for raptors. Great shooting conditions, beautiful scenery, great birds. Unfortunatelly not quite around the corner of my home located in the Eifel. ” …this I can do that, too” ,I thought. But then it turned out to be not so easy.… Continue reading Woodpeckers at the winter feeder

Bird migration at the Stockert in the Eifel hills

A beautiful autumn day. Indian Summer, as written in the books. This time it is to go to the Eifel to hill Stockert south of Euskirchen where bird migration at day can be observed. It was still dark when I arrived. The first bird whispers were heard already . It was mainly chickadees whose calls… Continue reading Bird migration at the Stockert in the Eifel hills

Migratory birds herald spring

Last weekend, you could observe heavy traffic in the skies over Frankfurt/ Germany. Although winter is not ready to lower its grip the first returning migrants already point to the imminent end of the cold season. In recent weeks, Eurasian Skylarks  (Alauda arvensis), and Northern Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus), were seen already on their return. Particularly… Continue reading Migratory birds herald spring