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.
A report of a recent February visit is being prepared, and will appear shortly on the Trip reports page
In its first year this website has been viewed from 50 different countries. Most visitors are from UK and Germany, with USA not far behind. This shows the increasing worldwide interest in Bird-watching in north east Germany.
I wish all visitors a happy and healthy new year. Roger White
A short report of a November weekend in Schleswig Holstein has been posted on the Trip Reports page. Since then, there have been increasing reports of Rough-legged Buzzards along the north sea coast, There have been further sightings of Short-eared Owl, and on 8 December a Snowy Owl near Dagebull.
There is amazing footage recorded in October 2015 of nocturnal passerine migration in the Baltic. click here
As well as flocks of several hundred, the websites have reported high numbers of Bean and White-fronted Geese in Brandenburg – ca 100,000 grey geese at Guelper See and in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – 10,000+ at Galenbecker See. Rough-legged Buzzards are widespread in small numbers.
According to the OAMV website, a number of these delighful falcons have occurred in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in recent weeks