Today I would like to show you finally the first part of my new series about the bird world of Majorca 😃 In April and in May Christina and I were each for about 1 week on this beautiful island and I devote myself -especially in the morning- completely to the avifauna.
This is a lot of fun like almost everywhere in Europe at this time - especially in April the island was covered with wonderful flowering plants, which I will show you in the last part. I will show you these three parts in the coming days:
1. Inhabitants of the salty lakes
2. The proud mallorquin birdlife
3. The delicate and beautiful world of stonechats
In today's first series, the focus is on bird species that have very different lifestyles, in dense bushes or in the water. For me as a nature photographer, however, they are all the inhabitants of one and the same small habitat.
The smaller coastal lakes of Mallorca became quite salty in the summer, as does all the groundwater, as seawater slowly infiltrates the land during drought. This is usually less of a problem for olive trees and palms, as a Mallorcan gardener explained to me. However, for many other pretty and exotic plants this is difficult - but not for these bird species.
Special highlights for me were two very beautiful, absolutely windless and colourful mornings with flamingos and stilts. And definitely that after years I could finally bring back some solid pictures of a Sardinian warbler, which in previous years I could mostly only observe singing and hidden behind branches.
All pictures are taken from the car with 840mm and the Nikon Z9.
I hope you like this first part 😃 Until mid-June I'm mostly abroad on the weekends, so have a little patience if I answer mails a little later.
I hope you enjoyed the series, many greetings 🖐 Thomas