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Pannonian residents part III

Monday, 22 July 2019

When it comes to birds, the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park is just a fantastic place. You can easily spot about ten different species of rare and special birds, you won't see anywhere else in Austria, in only one day. From bigger ones like Great Egrets, Spoonbills or White-tailed Eagles to very small ones like Wrens or Crests. But, of course, the Seewinkel is also a significant habitat for other animals, like mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles. The best season is spring and early summer when all the birds are nesting and raising their chicks and lots of new life pops up everywhere. But I also like to go there at any other time of the year, since there is always something to discover and it actually pays off every time. Below you will find the last images of this national park from the past year I will show here, so I kindly invite you to browse through this series.

Pannonian residents part III

This one goes out to all the parents out there ;)

In late summer huge swarms of Starlings are quite common in the area.

Even the prey of these beautiful birds is beautiful.

The wide belts of reed around Lake Neusiedl are also an important hunting ground for birds of prey.

A very lovely candy sunrise warms my soul on a pretty cold winter day.

What a beautiful fabulous creature and what a pleasant scenery.

Always such a pleasure to spot one of these extraordinary guys.

A few Gray Geese crossing the shallow waters at sunset while a Great Egret is on the hunt for fish.

A Mallard touching the water surface in great afternoon light.

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Shapes of grace part III

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Time to serve you the last set of Chess Flower pictures from the past year. Hopefully I can manage to visit these fragile an extraordinary flowers again next spring. And hopefully they will still be protected in the future since they're already extremely rare and they depend on the protection and the will of the land owners to not mow the few meadows before the flowers can spread their seed. The protection actually bases on a few schoolboys who once picked up some Chess Flowers for their teacher to apologize for their misbehavior. Luckily this teacher had a good knowledge about flowers and instantly knew that his pupils had found a real treasure. So he immediately started to fight for the protection which finally saved the flowers from total extinction until today.

Shapes of grace part III

Just love this super soft light at the edge of night and day.

The characteristic shape of a Chess Flower infront of the very last glow of the fading day.

Since the clouds hid the sun, I decided to include them in my composition.

Pleasant times at sunset.

Dew covered meadows will probably never bore me.

Although there were no clouds in the sky that morning, it nevertheless turned orange, red and yellow due to lots of Sahara dust which was in the air this particular day. Lucky me.

If you look closely, you'll notice that this is actually a perfectly two headed flower.

Just a stunningly beautiful creature.

I couldn't get rid of my misted up lens that morning, so I just dealed with it.

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Pannonian residents part II

Sunday, 7 July 2019

You'll find some more (mainly birdy) captures of Austria's steppe national park around Lake Neusiedl in my blog today. Nothing more to say, hope you enjoy :)

Pannonian residents part II

A Great Egret at sunrise, ...

... a Spoonbill at sunset ...

... and another Spoonbill in the very late evening on a rainy day.

Typical light of the area on a clear and cold winter evening.

The last glow of the setting sun sets Lake Neusiedl on fire.

A Medium Spotted Woodpecker in one of the few forests captured in autumn.

The national park is definitely Austria's best place to spot shorebirds.

Especially in spring lots of Hares can be found along the small shallow lakes.

A Bee-Eater infront of one of the sandy walls which are crucial for the breeding and survival of these colorful birds.

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