wherever I go this spring I seem to be finding cool birds: lifers, country ticks, patch ticks and unexpecteds. and it is really inspiring me to get out birding. alot of the time I have not had my digiscoping stuff with me simply because I wanted to just absorb the splendour of mother nature without getting distracted in my passion for digiscoping...
Here are some photos I did happen to take along the way:
A patch-tick Red-backed Shrike at the Inzinger Gaisau:
Other patch ticks recently have been Hoopoe, Red Kite, Common Snipe, Sedge Warbler, Wheatear, Stonechat
and a few real unexpecteds: Nightingale, Bluethroat, Jacksnipe, Great Reed Warbler, Savi's Warbler
A bad photo of a Red Kite in Inzing. I still have not seen the Black Kites in Inzing/Pettnau yet. I hope they return again.
Wide-angle view of a Ruff playing hide-and-go-seek with me. Ruff is very unusual in Tirol. This one I found at the Wildsee in Seefeld.