Travel Tuesday: waiting for …

These 2 common black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) seemed to wait for something. During low tide I found them sitting on these piles of a Lahnung at the coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

In German the are called “Lachmöwe”, meaning “laughing gull” because of the sound of their cries.

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness 4-24

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Monochrome Madness 4-23

Those of you, following me on Instagram, already know this image.

Although oystercatchers have these beautiful catchy red legs and packer, I do love this image in monochrome, too.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

Travel Tuesday: Eurasian spoonbill

Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) / Löffler also Löffelreiher

One evening I was on my way back to our apartment when I noticed a quite big bird flying slowly in my direction. As I saw on the flying style it was neither a goose nor any of the other birds I watched during the last days. I wondered, what bird was coming up to me.

While the distance shrank, I hoped it wouldn’t change its direction. It seems to me like a heron or an egret, but I was still unsure.

A few minutes later, I was sure to see a spoonbill in front of me, a member of the heron family. You can identify this bird easily on the very distinct shape of the spout.

Take care!

 

Travel Tuesday: Pied Avocet

Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) / Säbelschnäbler

No, the spout of this bird isn’t broken 🙂 It’s really bent upwards. You can see them along the coast quite often, but only in areas without men. They are very shy in my experience. Go, where no men are, to see them. Sit down, and wait for them to come up to you. No quick movements.

Take care!