Kanadapfeifente in den Körziner Wiesen bei Beelitz/ Brandenburg

In ornitho.de kam an Karfreitag 2018 die Meldung herein, daß eine Nordamerikanische Pfeifente oder  Kanadapfeifente (Anas americana) zusammen mit den „normalen“ Pfeifente (Anas penelope) sowie Knäkenten (Anas querquedula) und Löffelenten (Anas clypeata) gesehen worden sei. Die ersten Ornis waren trotz des naß-kalten Wetter mit Regenschauern schon vor Ort. Es schien, als hätten sich alle an… Continue reading Kanadapfeifente in den Körziner Wiesen bei Beelitz/ Brandenburg

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

Golden Eagle at the Laguna de Gallocanta/ Spain

Going for Laguna de Gallocanta, this lake on 1,000 m asl in the middle of Northern Spain, seems to be good for impressive numbers of wintering birds as well as for surprises. Some years ago, there has been observations of a Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis). Actually, I wanted to watch and photograph Common Cranes (Grus… Continue reading Golden Eagle at the Laguna de Gallocanta/ Spain

Migration of raptors over the Macin Mountains National Park

Because Macin Mountains is famous as an important migration hotspot for raptors in autumn, we decided to visit this site after a visit in May again at the end of September. An excellent choice. Arriving only at around 11:00h the activity of the “normal” birds were low. But the highlight, we were looking for, was… Continue reading Migration of raptors over the Macin Mountains National Park

Cattle Egret taking a shower under a lawn sprinkler

This species of heron is renown to spend a lot of time close to livestock like grazing cattle and grab insects and worms that their hooves disturb. But on these pictures you can see, that the Cattle Egret feels attracted to other human environment as well. Weather the egret seeks the spray of the lawn… Continue reading Cattle Egret taking a shower under a lawn sprinkler