Die Haubenmeise: eine Besonderheit von Nadelwäldern

Die Haubenmeise (Lophophanes cristatus) ist eine kleine Meise ist immer sehr aktiv in Bäumen und unverwechselbar mit ihrem auffälligen Kamm. Dem Kenner gibt die Haubenmeise mit ihren typischen Rufen einen ersten Anhaltspunkt um nach ihnen zu suchen. Die Rufe weisen ein dünnes, aufsteigendes “zee-zee-zee-cheera-cheera” auf. Dieses wird meist von einem tiefem, schnurrendem “brrrrr” gefolgt. Die… Continue reading Die Haubenmeise: eine Besonderheit von Nadelwäldern

Hazel Grouse: the results

In total we visited 5 different locations where the local guides had encountered several individuals of the Hasezl Grouse the last weeks or even years. The last encounter sometimes was only 3 days before. 4 of the locations were locations like a lek – where you could hear the mating song and the mating

Hazel Grouse: the hide

Additionally finding Hazel Grouse means knowing the behavior of the Hazel Grouse. E.g. the Hazel Grouse is – although a shy bird – quite responsive or even aggressive during the mating season which has a first peak in September and then again in March/ April. In this time you can hear the mating call or… Continue reading Hazel Grouse: the hide

Hazel Grouse: the habitat

Finding Hazel Grouse is equivalent of knowing the habits of the Hazel Grouse which means also knowing and recognizing the habitat of the Hazel Grouse. The search for the right habitat is not eased by the fact, that the Hazel Grouse has at least 3 different habitat requirements during the year in the different seasons.… Continue reading Hazel Grouse: the habitat

Finding Hazel Grouse in the Carpathians

Hazel Grouses (Bonasa bonasia) are certainly one of the most thought-after bird species for naturalist and bird photographers in western Palearctic. This is in parts due to the fact, that this bird is one of the few autochthon representatives of the Phasianidae family in Middle Europe. And: actually it is a very beautiful bird. Unfortunately… Continue reading Finding Hazel Grouse in the Carpathians