Andean Cock-of-the-rock at Tunquini Field Station from a camouflage tent

A beautiful day announces itself with a perfect starry sky. So I can really throw myself into the adventure. First I try my luck with the Nikon Nikkor AF-I 4.0/ 600 on the Nikon F 5 set up on the fruiting single tree on the slope where I couldn’t find anything yesterday. I’ve barely taken… Continue reading Andean Cock-of-the-rock at Tunquini Field Station from a camouflage tent

Andean Motmot at the nest in Tunquini Field Station

After a successful morning, I try my luck as a photographer with the Nikon Nikkor AF-I 4.0/ 600 on the Nikon F 5 on another slope. First I try to photograph a few birds with the 600 set up directly at the houses of the Tunquini Biological Station. I do see a Andean Motmot or… Continue reading Andean Motmot at the nest in Tunquini Field Station

American Painted-snipe at the Rio de la Plata in the Estancia Palenque

An American Painted-snipe (Rostratula semicollaris) poking in the moist soil in the most beautiful morning light in early March 2000. What a picture. It looks much smaller than the Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago). The Painted-Snipe is foraging in shallow water at the edge of a sedge stand, picking up prey with the semicircular movement of… Continue reading American Painted-snipe at the Rio de la Plata in the Estancia Palenque

Weißfedern-Goldschnepfe bei Buenos Aires/ Argentinien

Eine Weißfedern-Goldschnepfe (Rostratula semicollaris) stochert im feuchten Boden im schönsten Morgenlicht Anfang März 2000. Was für ein Bild. Sie wirkt deutlich kleiner als die heimische Bekassine (Gallinago gallinago). Die Nahrungssuche findet im flachen Wasser am Rand eines Seggenstands statt, wobei sie die Beute mit Hilfe der halbkreisförmigen Bewegung des Schnabels aufnimmt. Man hat den Eindruck,… Continue reading Weißfedern-Goldschnepfe bei Buenos Aires/ Argentinien