Red-throated Pipit: Fall migration along Egypts Rea Sea

Hotel garden lawns along the Red Sea coast can be remarkable birdy. The sun has just appeared on the horizon for 3 hours. Nevertheless, it is already really hot. Coming from breakfast in a hotel complex on the Egyptian Red Sea, we walk first our inspection round. Here we see again the two Ruffs (Calidris… Continue reading Red-throated Pipit: Fall migration along Egypts Rea Sea

Karmingimpel im Murnauer Moos

Ausgangspunkt unserer Wanderung ist der Parkplatz bei der Gaststätte “Ähndl“. Heute steht eine Rundwanderung im Murnauer Moos auf dem Programm. An einem kleinen Schilfstreifen sind bald aufgeregte, schwätzende, kräftige Laute zu hören. Da die Rufe sehr schnell vorgetragen werden und sie sich nicht wirklich entscheiden können, ob sie zu einem Teichrohrsänger (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) oder einem… Continue reading Karmingimpel im Murnauer Moos

Auf die Kehle kommt es an: Schwarzkehlchen

In der Reihe von Rotkehlchen (Erithacus rubecula), Braunkehlchen (Saxicola rubetra) und Blaukehlchen (Luscinia svecica) darf das (europäische) Schwarzkehlchen (Saxicola rubicola) natürlich nicht fehlen. Es ist auf Anhieb in einem ähnlichen Habitat zu Hause wie das Braunkehlchen. In einer offenen, buschreichen Landschaft mit überwiegend kargem Bewuchs lebt dieser Sänger, der in Gestalt und Verhalten dem Braunkehlchen… Continue reading Auf die Kehle kommt es an: Schwarzkehlchen

Tree Pipit: back from Africa

A remembrance of a song, beautiful and both familiar and strange. It took a while until I got the clue. It was a Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) singing in a woodland in the heath on sunday. Singing now south of Berlin, seen 20 days ago in Cameroon. There the subspecies trivialis was still fairly common… Continue reading Tree Pipit: back from Africa

Young Whinchat on summer morning

A fresh morning. Thick layers of fog are lying over the wetlands of the Nuthe floodplain south of Berlin. The weather forecast was perfect and everywhere there were numerous motives. So I took advantage of every free minute in the morning to be outside. The meadows along the river offer a diverse habitat structure. One… Continue reading Young Whinchat on summer morning

Birding around Frankfurt Airport – Schwanheimer Duene

There are not too many foreign birdwatchers coming to the middle of Germany for just birding. But Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the gateway to continental Europe. Many airlines use the Airport as a hub for connecting flights all over the world. If you have spare time between two flight and you are a birdwatcher, you… Continue reading Birding around Frankfurt Airport – Schwanheimer Duene

Fall migration at the Black Sea Coast/ Romania

Spectacular numbers of Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus, and Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus, were the highlight of the first day. Having spent 3 days in May north of Constanta at Romania´s Black Sea coast, it was decided to try our luck with birds again in the area around the village of Vadu. The target was, to… Continue reading Fall migration at the Black Sea Coast/ Romania