Germany – August 2018

21st-28th August Another family trip but as usual a bit of time spare for birding. This would be my first visit outside of winter, so even if I didn’t see many ‘lifers’ I was always going to add some new stuff to my German list… We arrived late in Hanover, but the ever-present Pied Wagtails … Read more

Germany – February 2018

8th-14th February As per the last German trip, this was primarily about visiting family and friends, punctuated with wildlife whenever time and location allowed. Arriving in Hannover, the Pied Wagtails were still resident in the airport buildings, and Robins confused by the night-time lighting continued to sing. In Salzgitter in the morning, a Wood Mouse … Read more

Germany – January 2017

This trip was primarily about visiting family and friends, with little time for serious photography or finding wildlife, but I kept a list throughout the trip, which is below. The following species were seen in and around Hannover, Salzgitter-Ringelheim, Salzgitter-Bad, Salzgitter-Lebenstedt, Salzgitter-Gitter, Salzgitter-See, Salzgitter-Lobmachtersen, Goslar, Steinhuder Meer and Bad Harzburg. Black-headed Gull Blue Tit Brambling … Read more