Boreal Owl – living in harsh conditions in the high-altitude forest

The little owl seems almost curious to look down at the excited observer. He had flown up without any sound. Now the bird alternately looks down (to the photographer) and then up again – probably to identify avian enemies in good time. The yellow iris reflects the sun and sparkles. It is a Boreal Owl… Continue reading Boreal Owl – living in harsh conditions in the high-altitude forest

Capercaillie in wildlife enclosure

Old and weakened trees have not been felled and removed from the forests for years, but remain there until they are knocked over by the wind or pushed down by the snow. Insects such as the bark beetle, which are seen as pests in commercial forests, are allowed to make their natural contribution to forest… Continue reading Capercaillie in wildlife enclosure

Habichtkauz in den Urwäldern von Kocevje/ Slowenien

Ein Habichtskauz (Strix uralensis) ist einer der meistgesuchten Eulen. Und das will was heißen. Die große Ausgabe des Waldkauz (Strix aluco) ist zwar inzwischen wieder Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald heimisch, nachdem nach seiner Wiedereinbürgerung 1989 die erste erfolgreiche Naturbrut stattfand. Doch die meisten Vogel-Fotografen versuchen den Habichtskauz auf einem Skandinavientrip in Schweden oder Finnland mit Hilfe… Continue reading Habichtkauz in den Urwäldern von Kocevje/ Slowenien