•October 5, 2013 • 4 Comments
Being in the field and having a possibility to enter your sightings on the spot is great. I have been using the BirdLog-App for quite a while now. It is connected with eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Great stuff.
Were you aware that BirdsEye is doing Birding Apps more or less by continent?
They have some cool features:
- monthly abundance graph
- your watch list (via eBird)
- Hotspots and nearby notable bird
I contributed some photos and I think is great to see my photos in the application. They even have “my” Great Tit on their Website. They are still looking for photos – so why not check and see if you can contribute? (List of missing photos)
See more bird photos on Wild Bird Wednesday
•September 27, 2013 • 2 Comments
Here is the second part of my iPhone macro experiment with the ollioclip. After the flowers – here come the bugs:
•September 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Yesterday I did some experiments with macro and iPhone. I did it with the help of the olloclip.
I really like the results, what do you think? First part: flowers
•August 21, 2013 • 1 Comment
Finally I was doing another morning bird walk and have the time to post about it.
It was rather short but great. Migration has started already and so I got to see 29 species in a two hour walk.
The best of course was my life bird #492: a Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana – Tüfelsumpfhuhn):
The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis – Eisvogel) just sat outside the hide. And since all the bigger slots were occupied by photographers with mostly huge lenses I took the little one on the side and – was lucky
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus – Fitis):
The Common House-Martins (Delichon urbica – Mehlschwalbe) were enjoying the fresh air:
And a Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia – Grünschenkel) was looking for food in the shallow water:
•June 18, 2013 • 2 Comments
Only since I “met” Dusty Gedge over Twitter and G+ I have learned, that there is a name for grass and/or flowers growing on a roof: green roofs.
I have looked more closely since and this year I convinced the caretaker of our office building to let me photograph on the roof. Here are some is what I was able to see:
•May 22, 2013 • 3 Comments
Besides the Sanderlings I got quite confused with the Sandpipers. But I think some of you know the problem.
Here are my suggestions and I’m thankful for every hint.
rather short bill, and definitely smaller than the Turnstone and still a bit smaller thanthe Plovers. What do you think?
Western or Least Sandpiper? > Least!
Thanks to the hint of the Twitterer @WorldWaders and Shorebird Expert György Szimuly: “If you see the leg colour it is easy. The Least Sp. is the only small Calidris with yellowish legs.” – And yes, it does have yellowish legs! Thank you.
Bill slightly curved downwards – much smaller than the Sanderling (last photo), but what about those reddish feathers on the back…
•May 20, 2013 • 3 Comments
I appreciate your help on this one: are these all Sanderlings? Photos were taken from May 7th to 16th on Sanibel Island, Florida. You can click on them to enlarge.
I am neither sure of the white-ish nor the brown-reddish ones. Thanks for your help!
Black-bellied Plover in the background.