Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dark sky over the city

The sky over Nuremberg in the last week. We had a very mixed weather with snow and sunshine. 

Dark Sky over Nuremberg

Dark Sky over Nuremberg

Linked with Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter in the forest

Winter in the forest

Winter in the forest

Linked with Wordless Wednesday.

Fine-spotted Woodpecker

The Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera) is a common woodpecker in West Africa and a specialized ant and termite eater. I have observed this bird at the Fajara Golf Course in Banjul in Gambia. They are little shy but always in motion.

Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera)  at the Fajara Golf Course

Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera)

Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera)

Shared with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)

She looks like a wood dove but is a uncommon species. The White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques) is endemic in the Thiopian Mountains and can be found there in large flocks. 


White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)
White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)

White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)
White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)

A flock of White-collared Pigeons (Columba albitorques).
A flock of White-collared Pigeons, on the left side is a Speckled Pigeon.

Flock of White-collared Pigeons (Columba albitorques).
White-collared Pigeons (Columba albitorques).
Linked with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Heliotropium cinerascens in Ethiopia

Heliotropium cinerascens is a small shrub in the Ethiopian Mountains and can be found on badlands, dry rivers and along roads.
Heliotropium cinerascens
Heliotropium cinerascens

Linked with Macro Monday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Just a little winter

Meanwhile, the snow is gone and the sky is grey. Some photos from the Thuringian Forest.

The Thuringian Forest in Winter.

The Thuringian Forest in Winter.

Shared with Skywatch Friday

Monday, January 12, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

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