In September 2010, I visited the north-eastern part of Germany for the first time to photograph White tailed Eagles. Nature reserves there are creating one of the last areas where they succesfully breed. The numbers are stable right now but still one of two juvenile eagles does not survive the first year (many die because they feed on carcass which contains plumb ammuntion). During the summer months, you can also see Ospreys and Red Kites and many waterfowl. In the autumn, tens of thousends of cranes rest in the fields on their migration south; at the same time the rut of the Red Deer begins.