Entrance to »Höllenschlucht«
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Why this beautiful path on the edge of Brunsberg is called »Höllenschlucht — Hell Gorge« has not yet become clear to me. It is a dry valley left behind by the Ice Age. It has this beautiful sandy soil, so … read more or write a comment …

In the woods
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Since early summer, my son and I have been hiking through the forests around Buchholz. We have now hiked over 200 km in the Stuvenwald, around the Brunsberg, in the Harburger Bergen and the Fischbeker Heide. The picture here shows … read more or write a comment …

Dead tree from inside
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On one of our hikes around Buchholz we had planned to walk around the Brunsberg. We also passed through the so-called Höllenschlucht (»Hell Gorge«), which was, somewhat exaggeratedly named, an approximately 20-deep dry valley from the Ice Age. At the … read more or write a comment …

Little Water Frog
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The Little Water Frog is the Lurch of the Year 2023 and this one loves in our nature garden pond behind the house. According to information from Nabu, this frog is an »inhabitant of quiet forest ponds«. Even more a … read more or write a comment …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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With kind regards from Buchholz, Germany, Marc

Food envy II — blackbirds
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That’s how it started — at the edge of our terrace a blackbird branchling demanded food and in the foreground mother blackbird was busy preparing it. Probably it was a snail, in any case it was pulled or beaten several … read more or write a comment …

Feeding envy — the feeding of 2 branchlings
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In our lilac bush on one of the days. The mother of two house sparrows had to get some food, and as soon as she flew towards one of the young birds, the second young sparrow came along and opened … read more or write a comment …

Male Bullfinch
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This male bullfinch came to portrait session to us in the garden. I had »set up« the background and provided a nice perch. Everything fit, but unfortunately I could not stop him from eating all the time. Constantly something fell out … read more or write a comment …

Blue Tit Punk
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Back in the 80s? No, in the end, every bird goes through a molt every now and then and sheds many of her feathers. But this blue tit looked like it had its few feathers centered above its head — just … read more or write a comment …

Young Robin
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Still the young bird had not much in common with the red belly of the robin. But the small escape distance, which showed here the few week old bird before me, pointed nevertheless to the behavior of robins. He stomped … read more or write a comment …

Little Sparrow on his toughest day
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A picture story in 12 photos »Little Sparrow« I called this young sparrow, which had probably just fallen out of the nest. He could not fly yet, when I discovered him on our terrace in the pouring rain close to … read more or write a comment …

Dunnock
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The Dunnock is one of our more frequently seen garden birds. But mostly this bird moves around on the ground and looks for food there. Only rarely I have seen him sitting on our branch and usually only with a … read more or write a comment …

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