Spring is the most beautiful time of the year for me. After the cold winter months, nature comes back to life, the migratory birds from the south return, many animals end their winter rest and in the water landscapes a magical mist forms almost every morning.
This has caused me also this year of the more frequent to let me tear at 3 o'clock in the morning by my alarm clock from sleep. Arrived at the destination, however, I was this spring, always compensated for my effort.
Meanwhile, the beautiful spring season is over again and I'm already looking forward with anticipation to next year. But now I would like to share my experiences with you with my highlight video from this spring.
Wildlife spring - feelings in a state of emergency
Whether the much-cited spring fever really exists in humans is still very controversial. In the animal world, however, they exist without any doubt. Every spring, all animal species seem to enter a veritable state of emotional emergency.
From displays of impersonation and courtship rituals to dances and seemingly endless songs, males leave nothing out to find a mate. For endless songs, for example, is the Nightingale known, which I was able to film particularly well this year.
The male's incredibly varied song is a springtime experience in itself.
Spring fever and mating behavior in the animal world are as diverse as the species themselves. Female toads leave their winter quarters with the males in piggyback and make their way to their spawning grounds in the pond. At this time, the slow worm, among others, can also be found at these sites, which literally wrestles with its opponents for a potential mate.
Meanwhile, the Common Terns launch attacks on their conspecifics to claim the most coveted breeding island on the body of water. Breeding sites are claimed everywhere, females are attracted and opponents are driven away.
Fun and games for the next generation
But it can also be familiar in the spring. The fox cubs leave the den for the first time in May and are still particularly eager to play at this time. I am glad that I had one or the other nice encounter with fox cubs or young foxes this year. In the meantime they have all left their den and are exploring their new surroundings.
A special experience for me was also the hatching of two Crane chicks. The moment when mother crane rises and her two chicks see the light of day together for the first time is simply indescribable. I have yet to experience anything comparably intimate and heartbreaking in nature.
It was also amazing how quickly the two chicks found their way around their environment and instinctively knew what to do and what not to do. Without, however, testing the limits of what is possible, and one or the other time plopping out of the nest out of sheer overzealousness and playfulness. ?
It was similar with the deer. At least with the yearlings, which I could film in the National Park Lower Oder Valley. They faked a fight again and again and chased each other over fields and meadows. Probably they will have to be patient for another year until their first mating.
In any case, I also had a great time this spring and was able to learn a lot of new things about our nature and my animal actors. I hope that I could give you a good impression with my spring video and I can only recommend you to set the alarm clock a little earlier next spring. ?
Until then I am happy if you continue to hear from me in the Wildlife Blog be surprised by our native nature.