Birdwatching on the Island of Pellworm

After we arrived on the Island of Pellworm and checked the weather forecast, it was sure that we could not do very much outdoors. But reading, drinking tea and from time to time browsing through … Read more

Kingfisher challenge – check

It is kind of weird that I can finally complete my “self made Kingfisher challenge” in 2019. And it is not because of the year. It is because I took these photos from our balcony. … Read more

Short summer posting

Germany and the rest of Europe (maybe the rest of the world?) is suffering from the extreme temperatures and the dryness. We are lucky that it got better, at least were I live. But the … Read more

Geese, cats and snow

When walking through our small village on a grey winter Sunday, you usually won’t see many people. But you can be sure to see “our” geese or sometimes the very confident cat from our neighbour. … Read more

Photowalk on a sunny day in spring

Yesterday was actually the first day this spring with sunshine and blue sky – at least the first day when it wasn’t cold and I was in the mood to go outside 🙂 . This … Read more

Birds of western USA

When you are reading my blog regularly I don’t need to tell you that I like to go birding. That’s especially interesting when I’m on vacation and I can search for species that are not … Read more

Feathers, fur and a froggy: Westcoast wildlife

As you might have noticed, some of my favourite photo motives are animals. And usually you can spot lots of wildlife in the Vancouver area, depending where you are. Birds are around almost everywhere. And … Read more

Photos of July

The month of July is almost over now and, apart from some sunny days, the summer was pretty awful until now. This is why I didn’t take that many photos as I usually do. I … Read more

The Kingfisher photo challenge

The truth Actually the title doesn’t describe it very well. A better title would have been: Sitting around at a small pond for five hours and waiting for a common Kingfisher to come around. But … Read more

Pietzmoor: In the peatland

Some days ago, while browsing through one of our local rags, we found an article about cotton grass which is blooming in the Pietzmoor peatlands not far from here. And since there is also a … Read more