Fischadler in Speyside

Welcher Ornithologe träumt nicht mal von einer Fischadler – Beobachtung bei der man dem Adler direkt ins Nest gucken kann. Oder den Adler beim Anflug an´s Nest ablichten kann. Ok, in Ost-Deutschland kommt der Fischadler (Pandion haliaetus) schon etwas häufiger vor. Aber aus Artenschutzgründen ist der Zugang streng reglementiert. Das ist auch gut so. Gut,… Continue reading Fischadler in Speyside

Irish Bird Trip to the Frankfurt area in Germany; 16thMay-19th May 2014

We flew in from Kerry airport Ireland and landed at Hahn to met by Johannes Ferdinand from Bird-Lens our bird guide.  During our stay we had no rain, some cloud in the mornings and plenty of sunshine all day. We saw a total of 113 birds including lifers Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus… Continue reading Irish Bird Trip to the Frankfurt area in Germany; 16thMay-19th May 2014

The birds of Remseck

Die Vögel von Remseck – im Großraum Stuttgart is a new book which describes local avifauna in the south-western part of Germany. It is intended primarily to show that common birds can be found at what time and at what locations without much trouble. If you follow some advice, then we can observe in the… Continue reading The birds of Remseck

Robin attack on Cuckoo´s head

The European Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, has always been a miraculous bird. His loud and simple song and his arrival as a migrant in Europe signaling spring time made him one of the best-known birds in Europe. Quite recently his migration made the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) track Cuckoos via attached satellite-tracking devices to… Continue reading Robin attack on Cuckoo´s head