When: Late July 2022. Weather hot: 20C blazing sunshine. Time: 0830 to 1030
Leica SL2S 35mm Apo-Summicron SL
Arriving in Frankfurt airport at 0645am meant I had a few hours to kill till I could check in at my hotel in Kronberg. A friendly german birder called Jonas at Bird Lens http://bird-lens.com/ had suggested that Schwanheimer Dunen (SD) would be a suitable place but 10-15min from the airport. Getting through immigration was a breeze with nary a restriction in these Covid times but picking up the car took another hour! We landed in Terminal 1. The car rental agency was of course in the Terminal 2. You just need to get our of the airport and there are inter-terminal buses to bring you to T2 just a few minutes away. It took an hour to get through the rental queue and get my car and then off to SD I went. However did we bird in the days before GPS!! You could get a taxi there I guess but getting a taxi back from remote birding locations is not fun.
Driving into the SD area, it was open with fields and trees aplenty and signs were good with many birds flying about….
After a couple of hours it got too hot at about 1030. This was a great way to spend a few hours as nothing is open in Germany on Sundays…no shops, no outlets….nada. Only birding…..