Here are some of the latest photos from my recent tour in the county of Brandenburg, close to Germany's capital Berlin.
|Mandarin Ducks fly past the apartments in Potsdam just outside Berlin|
It's been a record crane count this year with the arrival of 100,000 Common Cranes arriving in northern Germany.
As birdwatching as a hobby increases in popularity across Germany and other European countries there are more people volunteering to count the cranes as they arrive at their traditional sites across the country.
|A female Common Crane sorts out a frisky male|
|Trick of the camera - Looks like a balancing act!|
|Feeding on freshly cut maize|
|A juvenile Common Crane being watched over by parents|
|Common Cranes singing|
|Young male Great Bustards|
|A bit of half-hearted displaying from this juvenile male|
|A White-tailed Eagle puts up all the geese and ducks at the Gülpersee|
|The white-headed race of Long-tailed Tits are particularly beautiful|
|More Common Crane photos|