Birdwatching in Fehmarm and Helgoland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

April 24 – May 02, 2010

 

Google Map (Schleswig-Holstein)

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(Instructions)


Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Trip Reports

 

   

Species List
Ringed Birds

 
 
Introduction

From April 24 – May 02, 2010 I visited together with Stefan Wedler the German Islands of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea and Helgoland in the North Sea for birdwatching. We also used the opportunity to spend a day at the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein in the surroundings of Tönning.

Itinerary
April 24, 2010: Drive from Berlin on the motor highway A 24 to Hamburg and from there on A 2 and A 1 to Fehmarn
April 25, 2010: From 10:15 until 16:00 birdwatching in the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
April 26, 2010: From 10:45 until 18:00 birdwatching in the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
April 27, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on the roads Ma-2220 and Ma-2202 to the Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta. Approach to the wetland from the road along the western edge of the Reserva. In the afternoon hiking tour into the Reserva on a public way from the Restaurante Ca'n Cuarassa at the road Ma-2220.
April 28, 2010: Drive on the roads Ma-3410, Ma-3340, Ma-3320, Ma-15, Ma-5040, and Ma 6040 via Ca'n Picafort, Santa Margalida, Petra, Vilafranca de Bonany, Porreres, and Campos to the Salinas de Levante (Salobrar de Campos). Birdwatching in the saltworks from 13:30 until 17:30 from the track along the northern edge and the road to Platja des Trenc.
April 29, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on the roads Ma-2220 and 2210 to the Formentor peninsula. Birdwatching from the vantage point a kilometre 5 of road Ma 2210 and in the surroundings of Cases Velles at kilometre 11. In the afternoon hiking tour in the Bóquer Valley, in the evening birdwatching at the beach of Port de Polença.
April 30, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on road Ma-12 via Ca'n Picafort to Finca Son Real at kilometre 17,5. Hiking tour across the woodland and along the coastline. In the afternoon once again visit of the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
May 01, 2010: I
n the morning drive on the Autovia Ma-13 from Alcúdia to the airport of Palma de Mallorca. Direct flight witn EasyJet to Berlin-Schönefeld. Arrival at 12:45.
May 02, 2010:

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 1D Mark III in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used
Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.

Links to Birding in Helgoland
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/germany_schleswig-holstein.html


Excursions

24.04.2010, 14:35-17:00
Fehmarn, Wallnau, Steinteich and adjacent meadows, OH (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the hide at the lake Steinteich.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
6 ad., swimming.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
2, on sands.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
4 (2,2), swimming or roosting.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2, on sands.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, in shallow water, copulating.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
33, in shallow water or on sands.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
2, at the water's edge.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20, flying.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.

 

IMG 5468 and IMG 5469
Fehmarn, Wallnau, Steinteich and adjacent meadows, OH (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.04.2010)

25.04.2010, 09:45
Eidersperrwerk, inland side, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed at the inland side of the Eidersperrwerk (Eider Sluice).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
8, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
8, roosting at the water's edge.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
12, roosting at the water's edge.
Common Seal (Phoca vitulina, Gemeiner Seehund):
1, swimming.

IMG 5542
Eidersperrwerk, inland side, NF (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(25.04.2010)

25.04.2010, 10:30-11:15
Eidersperrwerk, seaside of the floodgate, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed at the seaside side of the Eidersperrwerk (floodgate).
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least), in a colony.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradísaea, Küstenseeschwalbe):
20 (at least), in a colony of Black-headed Gulls.

P103-0451
Eidersperrwerk, seaside of the floodgate, NF (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(25.04.2010)

25.04.2010, 11:45-13:20
Katinger Watt, first hide near the NABU Centre, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the first hide near the NABU Centre.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
30 (at least), on grassland.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
1000 (at least), on grassland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
6 (3,3), swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
6 (3,3), swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
30, in shallow water or on sands near the hide.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
2
, on grassland near the hide.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limósa limósa, Uferschnepfe):
4, in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, on grassland.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, at the water's edge.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
, flying.

25.04.2010, 14:30-14:45
Wöhrdener Loch, lake and surrounding grassland, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the hide at the lake Wöhrdener Loch.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
100 (at least), roosting.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
100 (at least), roosting.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, at the water's edge.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
2
, on grassland.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
6 (5,1), in shallow water or on grassland.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, in shallow water.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, on sands.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.

P103-0456
Wöhrdener Loch, lake and surrounding grassland, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(25.04.2010)

25.04.2010, 14:50-15:15
Wöhrdener Loch, seaside of the dyke, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the seaside of the dyke near the lake Wöhrdener Loch.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
50, on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
3, on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
2, on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.

P103-0455
Wöhrdener Loch, seaside of the dyke, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(25.04.2010)

25.04.2010, 18:35
Tönning, surroundings of the Strandhotel Fernsicht, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Strandhotel Fernsicht.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
12, on the mudflats.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 male, flying over reedbeds.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
10, on grassland.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on grassland.

P103-0461
Tönning, surroundings of the Strandhotel Fernsicht, NF (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(25.04.2010)

26.04.2010, 13:50-15:50
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the grassland of the Oberland.
Sparrowhawk (Accípiter nisus, Sperber):
1
, flying.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
10 (at least), on grassland.

26.04.2010, 14:30-15:00
Helgoland, Lummenfelsen and cliffs, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the cliffs of the north-western steep coast (Lummenfelsen, Lange Anna).
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glaciális, Eissturmvogel):
50 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
100 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, on the cliffs.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.
Kittiwake (Larus tridáctylus, Dreizehenmöwe):
300 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.
Guillemot (Úria aalge, Trottellumme):
300 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
2, roosting on the cliffs.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
4 (at least), flying or on the cliffs.

 

P103-0581
Helgoland, Lange Anna, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(26.04.2010)

26.04.2010, 15:50-17:00
Helgoland, Unterland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the beach, in shrubland, and in green areas of the Unterland.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2 (2,0), swimming.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, on the beach.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
2, on the beach (with yellow legs!).
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2, on the beach (with flesh legs).
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
2, over the sea, plunge-diving.
Whitethroat (Sýlvia commúnis, Dorngrasmücke):
1, in a shrub.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, in shrubs.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, on a lawn.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, in a shrub.
Common Seal (Phoca vitulina, Gemeiner Seehund):
3, swimming.

P103-0471
Helgoland, Nordoststrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(26.04.2010)

26.04.2010, 20:00
Helgoland, Unterland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the centre of the village.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
3, on a lawn.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on a lawn.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1
, on a lawn.

27.04.2010, 08:00
Helgoland, Unterland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Patria.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on a lawn.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
1 male, in the garden of the hotel.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, in the garden of the hotel.

P103-0508
Helgoland, garden of the Hotel Patria, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(29.04.2010)

27.04.2010, 09:45-12:00
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
12 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the Oberland.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
5, on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
13
, 8 of them flying, 5 on grassland.

27.04.2010, 09:45
Helgoland, Lummenfelsen and cliffs, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
12 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the Oberland at the cliffs. – The common species were not counted.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
not counted.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2, on the cliffs.
Kittiwake (Larus tridáctylus, Dreizehenmöwe):
not counted.
Guillemot (Úria aalge, Trottellumme):
not counted.

27.04.2010, 12:00-12:15
Helgoland, northern seaside, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
12 °C, sunny.
The following species were observed from the Oberland on the sea.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, at the water's edge.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
11 (8,3), swimming on the sea.
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
6, swimming on the sea.
Common Seal (Phoca vitulina, Gemeiner Seehund):
4, roosting on stones (in the afternoon).

P103-0540
Helgoland, north-western beach and cliff, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(01.05.2011)

28.04.2010, 09:15
Helgoland, Südhafen, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, foggy.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Southern harbour (Südhafen).
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1 female, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2 ad., roosting.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
2 (at least), plunge-diving and calling.

P103-0529
Helgoland, Hafenstraße, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(29.04.2010)

28.04.2010, 09:35-13:00
Helgoland, Düne, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 – 13 °C, foggy.
The following species were observed during a walk around the island.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
1 male, swimming on a pond
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, 1 flying, 1 swimming on a pool.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
1, flying.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
30 (at least), most of them swimming in the harbour, 2 breeding near the path.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
6 (at least), on the beach or on grassland.
Woodcock (Scólopax rustícola, Waldschnepfe):
1, victim of predation (Peregrine Falcon).
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
20 (at least), on grassland.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), on the beach or on grassland.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
7, plunge-diving.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
14 (5 + 9), flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on grassland.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, plucked by a raptor (Sparrowhawk).
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on grassland.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
1, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
5 (at least), on grassland. Among them also 2 bastards.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
3, on grassland.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
3, in the dunes.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
120 (at least), most of them roosting on the beach.
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta elegans, Rotwangen-Schmuckschildkröte):
1, at the edge of a pond.

 

P103-0490, P103-0492, and P103-0496
Helgoland, Düne, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(28.04.2010)

28.04.2010, 17:30-18:30
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, fair.
The following species were observed during a walk on the Oberland.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1 female, flying along the cliffs.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, on grassland.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
2, on trees.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
5, on grassland.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1 bastard (with Carrion Crow)
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
3
, flying.

P103-0505
Helgoland, Oberland, view on the rocky mudflats, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(28.04.2010)

29.04.2010, 08:20
Helgoland, surroundings of Hotel Patria, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the garden of the Hotel Patria.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, roosting on a tree.
Common Wren (Troglodýtes troglodýtes, Zaunkönig):
1, in shrubs.
Dunnock (Prunélla moduláris, Heckenbraunelle):
1, in shrubs.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on the street.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2 (1,1), in shrubs.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
4, 1 in shrubs in the garden, 3 on trees, near EDEKA shop.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
.

29.04.2010, 09:45-12:00
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed over the grassland of the Oberland.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus, Sumpfohreule):
1, flying over the grassland of the Oberland.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, feeding on eggs in the seabird colony.

P103-0521
Helgoland, Oberland, Lummenfelsen, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(29.04.2010)

29.04.2010, 12:00
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the western pier (Westmole).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2 (1,1), swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
3 (1,2), swimming.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, on the tetrapods of the pier.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
1 ad., at the water's edge.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), at the water's edge.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, on the tetrapods of the pier.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
3 (at least), on the tetrapods of the pier.

P103-0523
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), bank reinforcement, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(29.04.2010)

29.04.2010, 17:00-19:00
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny, misty.
The following bird species were observed on the western pier (Westmole)
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
6, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the beach.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
20 (at least), on the tetrapods of the coastal reinforcement.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
20 (at least), on the tetrapods of the coastal reinforcement.
Whitethroat (Sýlvia commúnis, Dorngrasmücke):
1, in a shrub.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2 (0,2), in shrubs.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, in shrubs.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
20 (at least), in perennial plants of the slope.
Common Seal (Phoca vitulina, Gemeiner Seehund):
3, roosting on stones.

P103-0549
Helgoland, Western Pier, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(01.05.2010)

30.04.2010, 09:00-13:00
Helgoland, surroundings of Hotel Patria, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the garden of Hotel Patria.
Turtle Dove (Streptopélia turtur, Turteltaube):
1, calling (several times).
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on the ground.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
3 males (at least), in shrubs or on the ground.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
3 (at least), one of them with coloured rings.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
5, flying.
Whitethroat (Sýlvia commúnis, Dorngrasmücke):
2, in shrubs.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
6 (at least), in shrubs.
Pied Flycatcher (Muscícapa atricapílla, Trauerschnäpper):
1, on a tree.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, in a shrub.

P103-0530
Helgoland, Hotel Patria, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(30.04.2010)

30.04.2010, 14:00-16:15
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the coastal reinforcement.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
8, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, in the coastal reinforcement.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, in the coastal reinforcement.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
20 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
50 (at least), swimming or in the coastal reinforcement.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
10 (at least), in the coastal reinforcement.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
20 (at least), in the coastal reinforcement.
Pied Wagtail (Motacílla alba yarréllii, Trauerbachstelze):
1, in the coastal reinforcement.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, in the coastal reinforcement.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
2 (at least), in the coastal reinforcement.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
10
(at least), in the coastal reinforcement.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
6 (at least), in the coastal reinforcement.

P103-0527
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), bank reinforcement, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
(29.04.2010)

01.05.2010, 15:30-17:45
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the coastal reinforcement of Sathuurn (Kringel).
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the coastal reinforcement.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
20 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
30 (at least), swimming or on the coastal reinforcement.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Tree Pipit (Anthus triviális, Baumpieper):
1, on the coastal reinforcement.
Rock Pipit (Anthus petrósus, Strandpieper):
1, on the road along the western pier (Westmole).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
20 (at least), on the coastal reinforcement.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
5 (at least), on the coastal reinforcement.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a wall.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, on the slope.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
(at least), on the coastal reinforcement.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
6, on a wall.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
2, at a puddle.

P103-0547
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), bank reinforcement, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

(01.05.2010)

01.05.2010,
Helgoland, Unterland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed during a walk from the harbour to the Unterland.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
6, flying.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
5, flying northwards.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, swimming on the sea.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, on the beach.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
1, flying along the beach.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
2, on the beach.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, 1 of them on a lawn, 1 on the beach.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
2, in a shrub.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
5, on the beach.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
10 (at least), on lawns. At least 3 of them were marked with coloured rings.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
4, 2 of them on a lawn, 2 in a shrub.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, on a lawn.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
4, on a lawn or in shrubs.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
3, flying.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
2, flying.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
6, roosting on stones in the sea.

P103-0539
Helgoland, boardwalk along the north-eastern beach, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(01.05.2010)

02.05.2010, 08:45-10:15
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
The following bird species were observed during a walk on the Kurpromenade.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
3, flying.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
1 male, on a shrub.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
4, on grassland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sýlvia currúca, Klappergrasmücke):
3, in shrubs.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, on a lawn.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, on a lawn.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, on the slope.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
4, flying.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
3, on grassland.

P103-0552
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(02.05.2010)

02.05.2010, 10:30-11:30
Helgoland, Zum Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed at sathuurn (Zum Kringel).
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
0 not counted.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
0 not counted.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
0 not counted.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
0
not counted.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
2, flying.

02.05.2010, 13:15-14:30
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the Oberland.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, with ring AF80.
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
2, swimming on the sea.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, flying.

P103-0576
Helgoland, Oberland, view to the dunes, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(02.05.2010)

 

 
     
 

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