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  1. Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    A beautiful day in the cemetery... Spring is coming! :)
  2. Siskin


    Siskins have an unusual migratory pattern, heading South in large numbers every few winters but remaining in others. I didn't know this and had been wondering where they'd all got to the last two years, but this year they came back with a vengeance in huge flocks, which delighted me...
  3. Nuthatch


    Sitting on a horizontal twig for a change, and being very vocal!
  4. Goshawk


    One of a pair which inhabits our local cemetery. They usually spot you long before you've spotted them and glide noiselessly away between the trees; this one stayed put for a minute or so and kept bobbing her head above the small branch to see if I was still there. Kind of reminded me of my...
  5. Black Woodpecker

    Black Woodpecker

    These birds are very shy and evasive here; during the whole of last year I only heard a few and saw one gliding away between the trees, despite running regularly in the woods where they live. So I was amazed to be there on a sunny day at the beginning of February and to see and hear no fewer...
  6. Grey Heron

    Grey Heron

    A cold, windy, monochrome day on a cold, windy, monochrome lake ... and then this magnificent bird!
  7. A Contortion of Cormorants

    A Contortion of Cormorants

  8. Winter Hawfinch

    Winter Hawfinch

    The cold spell has brought the Hawfinches down from the tops of the conifers, where they usually hang out, to check out the dilapidated but often regularly topped up bird tables hidden among the trees.
  9. Black-Headed Gull

    Black-Headed Gull

  10. Happy Hoodie ...

    Happy Hoodie ...

    ... taking his time with the remains of a Black-Headed Gull (wings lower left, head lower right!)
  11. Lunch break

    Lunch break

    Found this guy mopping up birdseed in the cemetery at a tremendous rate; he stopped briefly to consider me and then carried on.
  12. Greater Spotted Woodpecker

    Greater Spotted Woodpecker

    We finally got a sunny day after weeks of clouds and rain; birds calling everywhere, and lovely to be out again and meet this guy.
  13. Damselflies


    I didn't get the photo of the Marsh Tit I was hoping for (damn foliage ...), but these two were an unexpected consolation.
  14. House Sparrows

    House Sparrows

    Members of a huge gang which could at this moment more appositely have been described as Hedge Sparrows ...
  15. Three's a crowd...

    Three's a crowd...

    One Hoodie, one Carrion Crow and one Carrion/Hoodie hybrid ... not so much a good pic as an interesting comparison. Generally speaking, West Germany has the Carrion Crows and East Germany the Hoodies, but there's a broad hybrid belt between the two. The Carrion Crow is dominant in this one...
  16. Long-Tailed Tit

    Long-Tailed Tit

    A big flock of about 20 Long-Tailed Tits was rolling slowly but hectically and very vocally through the higher foliage; this guy was one of the few who stayed in one spot long enough to be photographed.
  17. Eurasian Kestrel

    Eurasian Kestrel

    The kestrels hadn't nested this year under the overhanging roof of the huge red brick water tower which used to supply a whole Berlin borough with water, so it was a nice surprise to see this one sitting on the perch in front of one of the nesting recesses.
  18. Eurasian Jay

    Eurasian Jay

    Enjoying the evening sun
  19. Juvenile Robin

    Juvenile Robin

    Going through some older photos and found this one, I love him!
  20. Great White Egret

    Great White Egret

    I spent three hours perched half way up a big willow tree yesterday. It was swaying considerably in the wind, and I was peering through my viewfinder on full zoom at a smaller willow some 100m away across the water, in which a Night Heron had been sighted perching for several hours each evening...
  21. Wren


  22. Nuthatch


  23. Sunbathing Blackbird

    Sunbathing Blackbird

  24. Grey Heron

    Grey Heron

    Not a single fish in 45 min...
  25. Red Backed Shrike

    Red Backed Shrike