Artikel mit dem Tag "2019-e"

06. Dezember 2019
At my last sighting on December 4th, there were about 8,000 flamingos that set up in the salt lake. In the northern shore area, alto-birds have already laid many ground-nests and one can observe the flamingos during the expansion of the brood-colony. Astonishingly, many alto-birds also sit on the nests, as if they were breeding. But this would really be the first time, so far the flamingos have always broken off the brood because obviously too much disturbance occurs during the brood business....

27. November 2019
The ranks continue to close. Meanwhile, the Akrotiri salt lake in Limassol is filling up more and more with the pink flamingos as winter guests. At my last sighting on November 25, about 8,000 flamingos are currently present in the salt lake. If you observe the flamingos at short distances of 30-40 meters near the mouth of the rainwater canal into the salt lake, a longer walk through the softened salt lake and through the reed areas is required. For this you have a very nice light at sunrise...

02. Oktober 2019
The rows are closing. In the meantime, 2500 - 3000 flamingos are on the way at the salt lake and more are to be added. Also, you can already find areas in the shore area where the water presses from below and smaller pools form, which are also very interesting for the small Waders and Plover. Also in the Group of Flamingos are Spoonbills and Glossy Ibis as well as different ducks. As every year around this time, the wasp buzzards and Eleonora falcons can be observed on the edge of the salt lake.

02. September 2019
In the last days we have two chameleons in our garden. In the early morning hours, the animals are often on the hunt for insects in the trees and bushes. Due to the colour adaptation of the animals to their surroundings, the animals are very difficult to recognize, moreover, they usually move very slowly. It is interesting to see how all body parts are used for moving and positioning.

25. Juli 2019
The second Hoopoe pair has successfully completed its second brood with another 6 chicks. The carob tree with the brood cave inside stands just 30m away from our house, ideally located for photo and video recordings. Especially in the early morning between 6:00 and 8:30 you will find ideal lighting conditions on the brood tree. After that it becomes restless through the traffic to the zoo. The Hoopoe have become accustomed to the situation, they have been breeding here for several years and...

21. Juli 2019
It was not until the end of April that I saw the first blue crack near Androlikou this year. At the end of May about 15 breeding pairs were gathered in Androlikou and the surrounding area and moved into the breeding grounds. At that time there were still 5 Golden Oriol in the village with the mulberry trees. The abandoned and crumbling buildings form ideal conditions for the brood of the blue-racks and these places are occupied anew every year.

05. Juni 2019
How it all started, my documentary about a Hoopoe Breeding season in Cyprus. In May 2018, I was looking for a brooding hoopoe couple. In June I received a hint from Jan and Dave Walker regarding the sighting of several Hoopoe in the vicinity of the village of Androlikou, not far from Neo Chorio/Polis. The Hoopoe should have been seen near a sheep and goat farm, where there was also a small, dried out lake at the time, which usually carries some water in the rainy season. So I examined every...

17. Mai 2019
In April 2019, the bird migration went very well from my point of view. As a yardstick I take the bird species found in our fruit meadow and that was conspicuous many this year. I was particularly pleased about species I haven't encountered in our area since 2014. So, with a few exceptions, I have been able to do most of the bird shots directly in the home garden. Attractive for the birds are always the laid out water points and also the fruit offer for many bird species. Not to mention is that...

06. März 2019
Every day, new bird species arrive on the island, showing meldelists which and how many new species are spotted every day from east to west at different locations. Many reports come from the local birdwatchers and photographers, but also many tourists who have travelled especially to observe the spring bird migration, have their fun and successfully enrich the meldelists with their sightings. I just always look around my residence and am surprised once again what there is so close to seeing one...

22. Februar 2019
A very rare guest has evaporated to us on the island. The Mourning Wheatear had only been spotted and registered on the island of Cyprus 2 times until January 2019. In recent weeks, 3 birds of this species have been spotted on the island, but presumably it was always the same bird observed on its round trip. The home of the Mourning Wheatear its in the mountainous region and desert areas of North Africa, Jordan, North Syria. As a bird of the year or a short puller, it is rather unusual to...

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