Last Friday, I went on a photographic excursion into Hamburg once again. Unlike the weather I had experienced on the two days in October of last year when I went exploring the port area on the Old Warehouse District plus the old Gangway Gates (touristy areas), I was not favoured with any blue skies, sunshine or anything bringing out bright colours this time. I still came home with a good many pics. My first series to show you will be the birds that I saw right there in the city. 1. Mallards - those are everywhere. I could only photograph them down from a bridge, and the 200mm zoom does not really get me anywhere as near as some peoples' 400mm lenses take them, ah well :er: ... 2. 3. Small gulls, some seemingly walking on the water surface, but they don't really, of course 4. 5. A big seagull swooping in with some food in its beak, ready to feed on the ice. 6. 7. 8. The crow in front of the Main Railway Station building (for newcomers: crows are kind of "obligatory" ... still. You see one, you take its pic. Best would be a crow going caw-caw on a tombstone, better even a cross, on a cemetary, but there they are not always at hand....!) 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Some seagulls I observed on a playground right between these houses.