Malá Fatra: Vögel des Frühlings in der Slowakei

Ein Ausflug in die Malá Fatra ist immer ergiebig. Von Bratislava ist das Gebiet in knapp 2 Stunden erreicht. So machten wir uns im zeitigen Frühjahr auf und erkundeten zuerst die Tallagen des Gebiets und erklommen alsdann die Hänge, die teilweise mit altem Baumbestand bewachsen sind. Dieses Jahr hatten wir das Glück zu einem recht… Continue reading Malá Fatra: Vögel des Frühlings in der Slowakei

Greifvögel in der Slowakei

Greifvögel sind nicht zuletzt aufgrund ihres eleganten Flugbildes und reißenden Fluges eine der gefragtesten Vogelfamilien – nicht nur bei Laien sondern auch für erfahrene Ornithologen. Sie sind die gefiederten Könige des Himmels. Es stellt nur häufig die Frage, wo man Greifvögel am besten beobachten kann. Als erstaunlich produktiv stellte sich die Slowakei heraus. Obwohl die… Continue reading Greifvögel in der Slowakei

Tripreport Carpathians of Slovakia, June 2014

After having visited the Carpathians of Slovakia in April mainly for Hazel grouse photography, I wanted to observe different birds in the same area. In preparation I ordered a birdlist of the species from a local guide which birds might be possible and got the

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