I haven’t figured out yet why water birds fly up in swarms just before sunrise and fly laps over their night perches. Maybe an ornithologist or biologist can help me here?
In any case, I had this great experience shortly before sunrise with a view of Schleimünde. The birds rose in swarms and flew from north to south and back through the picture. The view here goes to the northern spit hook, on which also the group of trees seen here stands. You just can’t see it because I took this shot with 500mm focal length.
At that time there was only one lonely fisherman besides the birds. Slightly blurred you can see his small fishing boat on the right side of the picture.