Berlin and Linum 16 – 17 May 2011

Roger White

15 May Bristol to Berlin.
16 May Breakfast at 6.30 am. Visited Mittelbruch in the north of the city. Parked at the end of Eupener Strasse and walked mittelbruchthrough 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..

IMG_1974Then 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 IMG_1980with Lapwing and other waders (too far away for id, but probably Ruff.) Corn Bunting, pair of Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail.

Next stop Hobrechtsfelde and 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 White 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 centre showing Crane numbers.

Quick visit to Korzin near Beelitz where there were distant waders on the muddy pools but telescope would have been needed for id. Yellow Wagtail, Osprey on pole. Marsh Harrier.
Airport was the next stop.

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