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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.


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    Kettle in southern Germany

    Hello, I was recently riding a bus in southern Germany near Salzburg, Austria and observed a kettle of about a dozen large birds high in the sky near a mountain. It reminded me of Turkey Vultures back home in the US and I'm wondering what species this might have been in Germany. It looked...
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    Mystery bird outside Munich, Germany

    Hello, I was riding in a train outside Munich and noted a bird flying away from me low over a field. Size was around a blackbird, maybe a little bigger. Shape reminded me of a Northern Mockingbird. It looked grayish and had an obvious white patch on each wing and white in the tail. Very brief...
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    Odd goose in Germany

    Hello, I was recently traveling in Germany and observed this goose at the English Garden in Munich. Clearly it has Bar-headed Goose genes, but I'm wondering what else might be involved. Partly domestic or a hybrid? Thanks for any thoughts! TK
  4. The first new lifer of the year - Common Redpoll!

    The first new lifer of the year - Common Redpoll!

    On my first birding walk I managed to actually see a new lifer, a Common Redpoll! There was a small flock of around half a dozen or so near my apartment looking for food.
  5. Black Stork saying hi!

    Black Stork saying hi!

  6. Moorhen Relaxing

    Moorhen Relaxing

    I love moorhens, their beaks are so colourful and quite unlike anything I've seen around here! It's a shame they're on the "nearly threatened" list here in Germany.
  7. New Lifer — Northern Wheatear!

    New Lifer — Northern Wheatear!

    A new nature reserve has been opened to the public near my office. It's a hill that used to be an old landfill but that has been rewilded over the past few years. A few weeks ago, it was opened to the public. I took a quick trip there today in what was way too hot weather: but it was worth it...
  8. Black Stork Surprise

    Black Stork Surprise

    Saw a very surprising and unexpected visitor at the rainwater retention basin next to my apartment yesterday, a Black Stork!
  9. Beautiful Mandarin Duck

    Beautiful Mandarin Duck

    A beautiful Mandarin Duck Drake in a pond in the woods. If you listen closely you can hear her quiet calls.
  10. White-cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail

    White-cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail

    A White-cheeked Pintail, Bahama Pintail or Summer Duck (Anas bahamensis) swimming in slow motion in a canal of a flood control area in Dortmund, Germany.
  11. Goosander (♀) with Ducklings

    Goosander (♀) with Ducklings

    A female Goosander (Mergus merganser) with her Ducklings in a creek at
  12. Great Grey Shrike

    Great Grey Shrike

    A Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) perching on the twigs of the bushes on a fallow field in a nature reserve.
  13. Black Woodpecker (♀)

    Black Woodpecker (♀)

    A female Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) on a tree trunk in a forest area in the nature reserve "Dingdener Heide", North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  14. Hooded Merganser (♂)

    Hooded Merganser (♂)

    A beautiful male Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) in a canal in a city in North Rine-Westphalia. This must be an escapee. They are usually native in the USA.
  15. Common firecrest

    Common firecrest

    It took a long time until I got this compo (no feeder)/on top of a single twig.
  16. Brambling


    I recently read a report that it is difficult for wildlife photographers in the Camargue or in the Grenoble area to spot bramblings. If you live there, please do not become desperate. You have already access to incredibly beautiful species. 😁😉👍Sorry b....
  17. Short-toed treecreeper

    Short-toed treecreeper

    aka groundcreeper. I believe stc.
  18. GTs brawl

    GTs brawl

    Two's company, three's a crowd. They had a serious dispute, fights included. My only "sharp" shot.
  19. side view

    side view

    Sorry bievre but a side view picture is a must-see. 🤣😉
  20. Long-tailed tit

    Long-tailed tit

    Above 0C and the snow is melting.
  21. Alarm Call of the Eurasian Blackcap (♂)

    Alarm Call of the Eurasian Blackcap (♂)

    This was the first time for me that I have heard this call of a male Eurasian Blackcap in the forest area on the hill (Lenzenberg) in the Kaiserstuhl area, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I have never heard this "agitated" sounding call of the Blackcap before.
  22. Common Ringed Plover

    Common Ringed Plover

    I was so happy to be able to film one of these Ringed Plovers in September 2022 a few hours before sunset at the Zingst beach shore.
  23. Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

    Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

    A Nightingale singing in the shadows of hedgerow and trees.
  24. Crested tit

    Crested tit

    Regular visitors at my feeding place. Too much populism on this planet. I wish I could change what.
  25. Common Scoter (♀)

    Common Scoter (♀)

    I have taken this video of a female Common Scoter swimming in the Baltic Sea on New Year's Day in Travemünde, Lübeck, Germany.