Category Archives: Fotos


Feldsperlinge gehören zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsvögeln, wenn man genau hinschaut kann man in ihrem kastanienbraunen Käppchen einen ganz zarten Hauch von Violett erkennen.

Feldsperling (Passer montanus ssp. montanus); eine hauptsächlich asiatische Art, die hierzulande eher selten ist; die Geschlechter lassen sich, im Gegensatz zum Haussperling, äußerlich nicht unterscheiden


bearbeitet: 25.04.2021


Neben dem Mäusebussard sieht man hier oft Rotmilane (Milvus milvus) und immer häufiger Weihen, vermutlich Rohrweihen (Circus aeruginosus), die man an ihrem einzigartigen Flugstil erkennen kann (wenn man ihn einmal gesehen und sich eingeprägt hat). 🙂

Mäusebussard (Buteo buteo ssp. buteo); nicht das beste Foto


bearbeitet: 25.04.2021

Sie sind zurück!

Pünktlich zum 6. Mai sind sie wieder da, meine Lieblingsvögel – die Mauersegler.

Der unterste Vogel mag eine Schwalbe sein, die beiden anderen sind aber Mauersegler, und der obere der beiden scheint tatsächlich auf dem Rücken zu fliegen, vielleicht macht er gerade einen Looping.


bearbeitet: 06.05.2020

Bird safari

We are more or less ‘housebound’ thanks to the Corona virus … so, we took a walk through the city.

It is now definitely spring because there are starlings singing from almost every tree.:

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris ssp. vulgaris); this one is not singing it is pruning its feathers

I usually don’t look at the Mallards because they are typical feral ducks, many of which don’t resemble wild ducks at all.:

Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos ssp. ptatyrhynchos); a nice-looking couple

Another sign for/of spring are singing Chaffinches, like with the starlings, almost every tree has its own singing Chaffinch right now, however, they are very difficult to photograph because they usually fly away as soon as they spot the camera.:

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs ssp. coelebs); a male waiting for a female to arrive

This is a Goldfinch, it has one of the most beautiful songs of all European birds.:

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis ssp. carduelis); a photo with very bad light

This little cutie was hopping about as close as only one meter away from us, so I could make at least two quite good pictures.:

Robin (Erithacus rubecula ssp. rubecula)

Photo safari

We used the little sunshine today ….

A Carrion Crow along the way was playing with- or trying to eat a walnut.

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone ssp. corone)

Along the river we saw at least three herons, two of them were wearing their breading plumage which differs by the redder beak and the blue instead of yellow skin around the eye.

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea ssp. cinerea) in non-breeding plumage, note the rather orange colored beak and the yellow skin around the eye
Grey Heron in nearly full breeding plumage
Grey Heron in full breeding plumage

A tiny Blue Tit was willing to be photographed, however, I could get only one photo … well, better than nothing. 🙂

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caerulea ssp. caerulea)

Another little photo safari

Today we have been in the Botanical Garden of Jena, some kilometers from home, I wanted to try to ‘catch’ some birds with my camera.

I was able to get a little Robin.:

Robin (Erithacus rubecula ssp. rubecula)

I also got two Blackbirds, a female and a male.

Blackbird (Turdus merula ssp. merula); female
Blackbird (Turdus merula ssp. merula); male

It is astonishingly warm these days – thanks to global warming.


edited: 01.02.2020

Blog moving – and, to celebrate the day … a Common Kingfisher

The blog has moved, again, I hope this time it will be for good ….

I wanted to take a break from the strenuous work of logging on, uploading, and, and, and with two small trips outside to freak out relax and freshen up when suddenly this little colorful thing flew in front of my cell phone lens.

The cell phone photo of course was completely useless, so I decided to go back home, catch my camera and to try my luck … maybe the little bird might come back?

It did indeed. 😛

The bird, apparently a female, as can be seen by its red colored lower mandible, was sitting amongst the willow shrubs along the local flood ditch.

The place where I photographed the kingfisher is quite busy, and of course various passers-by had to check what I was probably doing there … hm, of course none of them could see what I saw.


The bird is surprisingly well camouflaged due to its small size alone, in addition, most people are completely nature-blind anyway, thus miss al the little treasures surrounding us.


edited: 29.01.2020