Month: February 2015

  • Nuthatch


    A nuthatch from the Schlosspark Charlottenburg. Pics were taken on 2 different days. Nuthatchs can walk overhead and climb in any position. They re-use old woodpicker holes but make the entry alot smaller by using a “glue” of spittle and mud.  

  • European robin

    European robin

    European robin, or just “robin” (Erithacus rubecula). This one was enjoying some sun in the Schlosspark Charlottenburg. It feeds mostly on insects. They played a big role in the discovery of the Magnetoreception. I quote from wikipedia: The avian magnetic compass of the robin has been extensively researched and uses Vision-Based Magnetoreception, in which the robin’s…

  • Eurasian wren

    Eurasian wren

    Today in the big Schlosspark Charlottenburg. Just laying there and waiting for birds to come by. This Eurasian wren is only 7cm in size. What a small bird!

  • Cranes at the Sun

    Cranes at the Sun

    A flock of cranes in front of the early sun. Shot in Linum, Germany.

  • Hen Harrier

    Hen Harrier

    Hen Harriers, like the other members of the family “Circinae” are easily distinguishable from other birds of prey because of their interesting style of hunting. The are flying quite low over the ground and do rather “random” movements with sudden stops, turns and hits to the ground. This is one of the females. The male…

  • Great Bustard

    Great Bustard

    Currently no mating season, so this great bustards don’t “display” themselves yet. But next month they will “dance” for their hens and show the full beauty of their plumage. Shoot a little west of Ribbeck in Brandenburg.

  • Big Ball Small Birds

    Big Ball Small Birds

    The big red glowing thing we call sun. And small Birds, mostly seagulls, in front of it.

  • Milvus Milvus

    Milvus Milvus

    What a surprise. This Red Kite isn’t suppose to be here, yet. I am not sure if he never left for the wintering place or is already back. But whatever, its nice to see him.

  • Mr and Ms Tufted

    Mr and Ms Tufted

    This bird above is Ms Tufted Duck. Her Husband is down here. They are currently chilling on the Tegeler See in Berlin. They belong to the diving ducks.

  • Kestrelness


    OR.. Female Kestrel. Falconerin… You get the idea. Because the most falcon pics in my Blog are of tercels. In German its just “Weib”.