Kuhreiher unter Rasensprenger

Genüßlich spaziert der Kuhreiher (Bubulcus ibis) am frühen Morgen durch den strömenden „Regen“ des Grassprengers, der das Grün mitten in der Wüste überhaupt erst ermöglicht. Diese Reiherart ist dafür bekannt, viel Zeit in der Nähe von Nutztieren wie grasenden Rindern zu verbringen und Insekten und Würmer zu schnappen, die durch ihre Hufe aufgescheucht werden. Aber… Continue reading Kuhreiher unter Rasensprenger

Saih al-Salam, paradise in the midst of semi-desert and acacia savannah in the Emirates

The first chains of Sandgrouse appear early in the morning. Still, it is remarkably cool. But very soon, the air will be heatened up to the highest degrees. Sandgrouses do not only arrive quenching their thirst on the extensive waters. Species such as the Arabian Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus erlangeri) and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)… Continue reading Saih al-Salam, paradise in the midst of semi-desert and acacia savannah in the Emirates

Steinschmätzer in der ostafrikanischen Steppe

Ein Nachmittagsausflug im südlichen Taita Wildlife Refuge. Ein alter Bekannter steht dann am Pistenrand. Es ist ein Steinschmätzer (Oenanthe oenanthe). Wenig später sind noch viel mehr Steinschmätzer in diesem schon sehr staubigen und intensiv landwirtschaftlich genutzten Gelände zu sehen. Die ortansässige „Community“ hat sich das Recht ausbedungen, Teile der Savanne für ihre Rinder als Weide… Continue reading Steinschmätzer in der ostafrikanischen Steppe

Hide Photography in Bulgaria in July; Images from the Dobruja

The north-eastern countryside of Bulgaria called Dobruja or in Bulgarian Dobrudzha or in romanian Dobrogea was not famous of being one of Bulgaria´s birding hot spots for bird-lens before. But a trip to the Romanian Dobrogea in may 2012 was already very productive. Thus maybe an excursion to that thinly populated area south of the… Continue reading Hide Photography in Bulgaria in July; Images from the Dobruja

Cattle Egret taking a shower under a lawn sprinkler

This species of heron is renown to spend a lot of time close to livestock like grazing cattle and grab insects and worms that their hooves disturb. But on these pictures you can see, that the Cattle Egret feels attracted to other human environment as well. Weather the egret seeks the spray of the lawn… Continue reading Cattle Egret taking a shower under a lawn sprinkler

More Bird Images in Picture Shop

Having checked the output of trips to the Emirates, Oman, Romania & Poland, Bird Lens is proud to show more excellent images of birds shot in these countries at excellent destinations in the gallery of the pictures shop. There were some excellent opportunities to photograph on several occasions in the desert, in the mountains and… Continue reading More Bird Images in Picture Shop