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Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Posted by on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in All, Animals | 0 comments

When I was cycling to work this morning, that Grey Heron stood just about a meter away from the track, hidden a bit behind some wooden railings. Although I could feel it watching me, it did not move. I stopped and mounted the zoom lens. However, when I bent over the railings, the Heron immediately started to walk away, so I had to shoot it in the back....

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Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard

Posted by on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in All, Animals | 0 comments

When I cycle to work in the morning, I pass a sporting ground near St. Jakob stadion of FC Basel. The area is flanked by forest and a bit further away the river Birs, which makes it an attractive place for birds. I had seen earlier some birds of prey – usually in the morning. This young one was sitting quite close to the path and did not seem to be...

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