The youngsters are always more curious than fearful and this one was observing me intensely while I was taking pictures of him. I had joyful few minutes with him, on one of my first walks out in the Forest of Dean, after the lockdown had eased.
A 400mm prime lens can not only be used for Wildlife and birds
Hide and Seek with the Red Fox
Besides the songbirds there are quite a few other visitors in my new garden. I knew this Red Fox was around but I have never seen him before. When I finally spotted him, it came unexpected and at a rather unusual time of the day, it was afternoon. Resting underneath a Thuja tree with only his face in a beam of bright afternoon sunlight, he must have been convinced that I would not be able to see him.
A Mouth full of Fish
It’s been a long year waiting since my first visit on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire, off the south west coast of Wales. Like everyone else I fell in love with the Puffins and revisiting in 2016 was a must!
Puffin on the Rocks
Skomer Island is truly a paradise for watching and photographing Puffins. There is a variety of backdrops and many of these beautiful sea birds around, happy to be photographed.
Why are you looking at me?
A Puffin on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire, the south west of Wales, seemed to be as much interested in me as I was in him. Thank you for showing me your professional posing skills little guy!
When the Robins posing round and fluffy like this little fellow in the Forest of Dean, you better get prepared for winter coming soon.
King of the Forest
The final image of my little series of the European Bison does not need a lot of words I suppose. A majestic and powerful animal whose pure presence in its natural habitat leaves you awestruck, feeling tiny and weak…
Come no closer
On day two of our trip to Puszcza Białowieska in Poland, we found a group of European Bison in a small Birch tree forest, just outside the village of Teremiski.
Viking in perfect Camouflage
From the moment I have heard about the wild living population of the European Bison (Polish: Zubr) at the Białowieża Forest in eastern Poland, I wanted to visit the place. Meeting Europes largest land animal in the wilderness became one of my priorities and in Dezember 2016 we finally realised it and spent three days in the little village of Teremiski.
Barn Owl in flight
My first in-flight capture of a Barn Owl. I must admit, I’m pretty proud of it and I hope you like it too.
Don't make me laugh when I'm eating!
It’s the same Barn Owl as a few pictures before - and it is the same „End of the Mouse“. I love the expression of this beautiful bird so much that I couldn’t resist posting it.
It's the end of the mouse as we know it
The title should be pretty much self-explanatory me thinks… 😉
Mr. Harris on the Walk
A Harris Hawk has a stroll through the grass. He is obviously not a native bird in Britain and he is a member of the „Staff“ at the Falconry School in Hardwicke.
The Eyes of the Goshawk
Just a Northern Goshawk portrait
The grumpy Eagle Owl
An African Eagle Owl a.k.a. Spotted Eagle Owl is marching through the grass. I don’t really know if she was in a particular mood but she definitely looks kinda grumpy!
Damselflies in Love
I almost feel the need to apologize for my indiscretion
Red Kite full stall
Red Kite in full stall - at the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, near Aberystwyth in West Wales.
Red Kites Air Race
Four Red Kites chasing each other at the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, near Aberystwyth in Wales
Yes, these are four different birds
Yes, this is a single shot
No, this is not a montage nor a composite
Goldfinch / Stieglitz
The Goldfinch with his red face and yellow stripes on the wings, is one of the most eye-catching birds around. I was hoping for a long time that they will appear and finally a group of them began to visit my garden. Now there is a little difference in having them around and taking a presentable picture but finally I got one in front of my lens.
Here I stand - I can do no other
A weekend Robin for all you backdrop fanatics out there
Marsh Tit / Sumpfmeise
A regular visitor in my garden, the Marsh Tit. Hopefully I got the identification correct because of its close resemblance to the Willow Tit.
Long tailed Tit / Schwanzmeise
Juvenile Long tailed Tit with the clearly visible red ring around the eye.
Not much higher
Blue Tit sitting at the end of a branch and can’t climb much higher.
Excuse me Sir, do you have a moment to talk about…
One of the Squirrels in my garden watching me and waiting for me to disappear. The moment I am out of sight, he would go back, looting my bird feeders. What a smart little bugger…
Green Woodpecker having an apple feast
Another bird out of the wide variety of different species regular visiting my garden. Unlike other woodpeckers, the green one finds his food way more often on the ground which is why I got him here right underneath an apple tree.
A male pheasant standing underneath a Birch tree in the soft autumn light. His colorful appearance matches the colors of the autumn leaves quite well.