Neuer Rückzugsort für den Gartenrotschwanz nach Waldbrand

Die Kameras des Waldbrandüber-wachungssystems schlagen Alarm. Ein Feuer ist zwischen Hennickendorf und Märtensmühle entdeckt worden. Es handelt sich nach Angaben des Landesbetriebes Forst um einen Kiefernjungbestand. Gut 50 Feuerwehrleute bewachten die Brände jeweils über Nacht. Das Feuer zu löschen war nach Angaben eines Sprechers der Feuerwehr nicht möglich, da der Standort in der Nähe einer… Continue reading Neuer Rückzugsort für den Gartenrotschwanz nach Waldbrand

Beautiful Sunbird on a flower in Ghana

A male Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchellus) balances busily and without misstep on a bare stem of a Aloe, which lead to some, small yellowish flowers with red borders. There, the photographer has a chance to shoot the bird, which is aptly called its English name. The male of the Beautiful Sunbird places the rather long,… Continue reading Beautiful Sunbird on a flower in Ghana

Steppe habitat just outside Castilla de la Mancha

The Spanish province of Valencia was visited in summer. One reason was to relax for a week. The second argument was to get a feel for avian delights of an area of the country normally thought of in mainstream tourism terms. As a habitual visitor to the more well-known birding destination of Andalucía and Portugal,… Continue reading Steppe habitat just outside Castilla de la Mancha

Birdphotographie in the Picos De Europa

While the southern landscapes in Spain – like the Estremadura – are among the most popular photo destinations on the Iberian Peninsula, the mountains in the north, like the Picos De Europa, are largely unknown to many bird photographers. On my travels to Spain mountainous birds of the Hochgebirge had been too short. They were… Continue reading Birdphotographie in the Picos De Europa

New Natura 2000 bird sanctuary: Bergstrasse Dossenheim – Schriesheim

On 11 December 2014, the first information boards for the Natura 2000 bird sanctuary “Bergstrasse Dossenheim – Schriesheim“were presented to public by the Chairman of the BUND Dossenheim, Dermot O’Connor. The press is coming soon. When designing the images for the info panel – inter alia the Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius),… Continue reading New Natura 2000 bird sanctuary: Bergstrasse Dossenheim – Schriesheim