Recent reports from the polder areas and meadows near to Anklam in North East Germany, include Whooper Swan, flocks of White-fronted Geese numbering several thousand and good numbers of Tundra Bean Geese and Barnacles. Off shore have been at least 2 flocks of around 10,000 Scaup and several hundred Long-tailed Duck. Smew have been off shore, in the flooded polders and at Galenbecker See. Other birds of interest are several Rough-legged Buzzard, and the usual White-tailed Eagles. The sought after woodpeckers: Black, Middle Spotted and Lesser Spotted have all been recorded in the last week or two.
The February visit to Schleswig Holstein has now been published.