Kestrel: young male in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

A hovering Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a frequent sight over the open, higher reaches of the alpine meadows of Durmitor National Park. Above 1,600 m above sea level, it can look for its prey in the open landscape. Here, too, it is probably primarily Voles (Microtus agrestis) that can account for up to 90%… Continue reading Kestrel: young male in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

Turmfalke: junges Männchen im Durmitor National Park

Immer wieder sieht man einen rüttelnden Turmfalke (Falco tinnunculus) über den offenen, höheren Bereichen der Almwiesen des Durmitor National Park. Ab oberhalb von 1.600 m NN kann er sich in der offenen Landschaft seine Beute suchen. Auch hier sind es wohl in erster Linie Wühlmäuse (Microtus agrestis), die in Europa bis zu 90 % seiner… Continue reading Turmfalke: junges Männchen im Durmitor National Park

MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

INTRODUCTION The main goal was to carry out the first vacation in post-Corona times. For this purpose, we were looking for a country that is rather relaxed when it comes to entering the country. Also in the foreground is to relax and to photograph the Rock Partridge or a few good eastern European Warblers and… Continue reading MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

White-backed Woodpeckers in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

For some time we had fought our way up the hiking trail, interrupted again and again by ankle-deep fields of snow. Then, at about 1,650 m above sea level, a woodpecker squeaking can be clearly heard. That can only be the White-backed Woodpeckers (Dendrocopus leucotos)? I play the calls and the drumming from the tape.… Continue reading White-backed Woodpeckers in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

Vögel in der Enipeas-Schlucht am Olympus/ Nordgriechenland

Der Name Enipeas kommt von einer Meeresgottheit. Nach der griechischen Mythologie ist es die Schlucht Enipeas, wo der Musiker Orpheus von Mänaden verschlungen wurde. Sie waren die unsterblichen weiblichen Anhänger des Dionysos, der Gott des rituellen Wahnsinns und der Ekstase. Es ist kein Wunder, dass der Waldweg mit Holzbrücken, der den Enipeas-Fluss überquert, geheimnisumwittert ist.… Continue reading Vögel in der Enipeas-Schlucht am Olympus/ Nordgriechenland

Lammergeier at Mount Olymp/ Macedonia

The rush of wind through feathers is the only sound to break the silence as a huge bird glided by just a few meters from a crack high in the mountains around Mount Olymp. A Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) soars above the mountains, scavenging for a meal. It is the only species of… Continue reading Lammergeier at Mount Olymp/ Macedonia