Prey and spectrum of food of European Bee-eater

The name already reveals part of the food spectrum of the magnificent birds. Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) lead a short, eventful life in Germany. The colorful birds only arrive in our latitudes in the second half of May. Bee-eaters feed exclusively on insects, specializing in the hunting of large and medium-sized flying insects. Bees, bumblebees, beetles,… Continue reading Prey and spectrum of food of European Bee-eater

Photographing European Bee-eater: How and Where

A thin branch in the most beautiful evening light and on it a European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster). This is an image many nature photographers want to shoot. This raises the question of course of what the Bee-eater’s habits and preferences are. If you take a closer look at Bee-eater photography, you ask yourself e.g. how… Continue reading Photographing European Bee-eater: How and Where

Alpenbraunellen im Taunus bei Frankfurt/ Main

Genau vor 2 Jahren gab es für Birder im Rhein-Main-Gebiet eine große Überraschung. Sage und schreibe 3 Alpenbraunellen waren am 11. April 2014 am Großen Feldberg gerade mal 20 km entfernt von der Innenstadt von Frankfurt / Main zu beobachten. Nachdem ein Ornithologe, Ingo Rössler, die Art bei der Suche nach Ringdrosseln, Turdus torquatus, entdeckt… Continue reading Alpenbraunellen im Taunus bei Frankfurt/ Main