Berlin and Linum 16 – 17 May 2011

Roger White

15 May Bristol to Berlin. Stayed at Ibis.
16 May Breakfast at 6.30 am. Visited Mittelbruch in the north of the city. Parked at the end of Eupener Strasse and walked through the reserve. A Goshawk flew across carrying a bird and followed by the larger female. Black Kite overhead. Heard a Wryneck. Two Wood Warbler singing. Tufted Duck and Little Grebe on the pond..

Then on to Kippe Schönerlinde. Tree pipit, Golden Orioles +, Singing Grasshopper Warbler. Garden Warbler. Whitethroat.

Next stop Malchow. to view the White Stork nest before visiting Falkenberger Riesenfelder. (former sewage farm). Whinchat singing. Quite a lot of water with Lapwing and other waders (too far away for id, but probably Ruff.) Corn Bunting, pair of Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail.

Next stop Hobrechtsfelde and had a walk as far as the Kleine Teiche. Tufted Duck and Gadwall. Heard and briefly saw a Wryneck. Good view of Icterine Warbler singing. Several Garden Warbler singing. Great Reed Warbler, Stonechat.

17 May.
Linum. Seven Stork nests in the main street. Around the ponds there was abundant bird life.
Red Crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Black Headed Gulls, Common Terns, Lot of Great Reed Warbler, good Marsh Warbler views. Savi’s, Sedge, and Reed Warbler. Willow Tit. Fieldfare near Linumhorst. Display board at Stork center showing Crane numbers.

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