Visiting the Wetlands of the Inn River in Upper Austria

in birdphotography •  10 days ago  (edited)

As you already know from yesterdays post here on Hive I have been on a wildlife photography trip to the Inn river in Upper Austria over the weekend. And yes we were again very lucky and took several pictures of birds. The weather was very hot and I can still feel the warm skin from the sunburn I caught. But it was definitely worth it.

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Green finch on a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/2000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:42 pm
ISO1250

This green finch was sitting on a branch and carefully watching us, it didn't sing and was only sitting there, when we got too close it flew away. But I was fast enough to take a nice picture of it. It was pretty easy to spot because of it's nice yellow color that was in contrast with the green of the leaves. It took about 30 pictures of it before it flew away. We encountered this great spotted woodpecker near a bird observation deck that was build to watch the waterbirds near the river. There were a lot of waterbirds, but most of them pretty far away, the woodpecker on the other hand was running up and down the nearby trees and so I could take several pictures of it.

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Great spotted woodpecker. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/160 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:17 pm
ISO800

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Great spotted woodpecker. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/200 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:17 pm
ISO800

When waiting on the bird spotting platform this little bird sat down on the plant underneath but unfortunately I cannot tell what bird it is. It might be a goldfinch but I am not sure. Because this bird appeared on this plant directly underneath the platform I had to take a shot from above. I always try to get on the same level as the bird and the other animals but on birds it is always a bit tricky and most of the time not possible, except you build a hide with some food or water and wait there for hours so you can take pictures with the same height level of the bird.

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? Goldfinch ? Picture from above. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/160 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:01 pm
ISO800

Among all the other birds i found this blackbird singing in a walnut tree, it wasn't bothered at all even when we aimed our long lenses at the bird it stayed there and sang it's beautiful song for minutes before it flew away. I think the blackbird is not a beautiful bird for a picture but it's song is quite nice. I really like listening to it when it visits the tree in front of my window and sings its song for me. At the Inn river i found this blackbird singing on a walnut tree.

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blackbird singing on a walnut tree. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/800 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:44 pm
ISO2500

A fisherman told us a place where we possibly could see the white tailed eagle, but whe were not lucky to see it. On this spot i found this redstart flying around and looking for food in the gravel. Stefan my photography friend who was with me on the photography trip started to complain and told me: "Oh Come on now you start taking picture of garden bird, we are waiting for the white tailed eagle, don't be satisfied with these small birds", and he didn't even took a picture of it.

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redstart on the gravel near a small fisher pond. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time06:04 pm
ISO1000

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Redstat on a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/500 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time06:14 pm
ISO1000

In the evening we went to a place near a water power plant where some other bird spotters reported night herons the other day, and we were lucky and saw several of them flying above us to their sleeping spots. I was lucky and was able to get some nice shots of them flying. As they are very seldom birds some of our photography friends where pretty jealous to see what we have found. There were a total of 23 night herons in the end which is pretty much.

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Night Heron flying above us. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/500 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time08:15 pm
ISO500

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A bunch of night herons flying to their sleeping spot. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1250 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length450 mm
Time08:17 pm
ISO500

We visited several places that are flood lands of the Inn River, where it was a bit difficult to walk because of the wet floor and if you are not careful you sink in the mud. On one of these places in the flood lands we found this marsh warbler sitting on a branch and watching us. It flew from one place to the other and i think it wanted to protect it's offspring so we decided to go on to the next spot so we don't bother the bird too much. We did already took several pictures of a marsh warbler on a different spot a little earlier anyway.

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Marsh warbler on a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:50 pm
ISO800

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Marsh warbler on the reed. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1250 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:51 pm
ISO800

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Marsh warbler on the a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:41 pm
ISO100

The next nice bird we encountered was this marsh harrier flying above the reed of the wetlands. I assume it has its breeding spot directly in the reeds underneath so it is probably collecting food for the offspring already, but i have to say i never saw the marsh harrier flying with food there. The same spot was also a nice place to encounter Lapwings. I saw several of them flying around and i also took several pictures of them. And also the great and the little egret was wandering in the shallow water to find some food there.

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A marsh harrier landing in the reed.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time04:59 pm
ISO100

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Two lapwings flying. Picture: Florian glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/800 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:08 pm
ISO100

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Great Egret looking for some food in the shallow water. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/800 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:23 pm
ISO100

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Little Egret in the shallow water. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/800 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time05:18 pm
ISO100

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Bird looking for some food on the berry tree. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time02:57 pm
ISO100

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Great crested grebe. Picture: Florian Glechner

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600mm lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/1000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time03:21 pm
ISO100
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i went bird watching once, its fun!

Yes it is and i always have so many feelings of happiness when taking pictures of beautiful birds in the wild. I think it is some kind of "compensation" for the hunting instinct.

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Spitzenmäßige Serie!

As always amazing photos!👍 Great job!
Yes, this is a goldfinch, but very young.

Thank you @ratel for confirming my assumption with the goldfinch.