Birdwatching in Helgoland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

October 17 – 24, 2012

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Species List
 

 
 
Introduction

From October 17 – 24, 2012 I visited  Cuxhaven at the mouth of the river Elbe and the German island of Helgoland in the North Sea for birdwatching.

Itinerary
October 17, 2012: Drive by train from Berlin to Cuxhaven via Hamburg. Arrival in the Hotel Donner's Best Western at 10 o'clock. Walk along the dyke in western direction to Kugelbake and Duhnen. Birdwatching on the mudflats.
October 18, 2012: Passage from Cuxhaven to Helgoland with the ferryboat Funny Girl. In the afternoon first exscursions to spa park (Kurpark), northeastern beach (Nordoststrand), and Kringel.
October 19, 2012:
Birdwatching in the area around the sports field, at the northeastern pier (Nordostmole), in the spa park (Kurpark), on the Kurpromenade and at Kringel.
October 20, 2012: Birdwatching in the area around the sports field, at the northestern beach (Nordoststrand), and at the northeastern pier (Nordostmole).
October 21, 2012: Walk along Kurpromenade and Hafenstraße via Kringel along the bank reinforcement to the beginning of the steep western cliffs.
October 22, 2012: Once again birdwatching in the area of Kringel along the hillside up to the western cliffs.
October 23, 2012: Passage with a small boat to the neighbouring island Düne. Birdwatching mainly on the northern and eastern beach. Return to the main island with the ferryboat at 14:30.
October 24, 2012:
In the morning of the last day walk along the coastal path (Küstenrundweg) around the Oberland and in the afternoon last visit of the northeastern pier (Nordostmole), spa park (Kurpark) and Kringel. At 16:00 passage with the ferry boat Funny Girl from Helgoland to Cuxhaven. From there by rail back to Berlin via Hamburg. Arrival in Berlin before midnight.

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. Some of the photos were taken with a Panasonic Lumix G3 with the telephoto lens Lumix G Vario 1:4.0-5.6/100-300 mm.

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 (Germany)
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/germany_schleswig-holstein.html

Abbreviations
CUX: District Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen
PI: District Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein


Excursions

17.10.2012, 10:30-13:30
CuxhavenDuhnen, hiking tour along the dyke, CUX (Niedersachsen)
15 °C, fair, later overcast and some rain.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour along the dyke from Cuxhaven, Deichweg to Duhnen along the sea dyke.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
21, swimming near the water's edge.
Sparrowhawk (Accípiter nisus, Sperber):
1
female, flying.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
3, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), on the mudflats or swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1, near the water's edge.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on grassland.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10, on grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
5 (at least), on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
11
, on grassland.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, in a garden.

 

P103-0196 and P103-0208
Cuxhaven – Duhnen, hiking tour along the dyke, CUX (Niedersachsen, Germany)
(17.10.2012)

 

IMG 1202 and IMG 1215
Cuxhaven, view to the harbour, CUX (Niedersachsen, Germany)
(17.and 18.10.2012)

18.10.2012, 13:30-14:30
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast, sometimes raining.
The following birdspecies were observed along Hafenstraße and Kurpromenade.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2, swimming in the Northeast Harbour (Nordosthafen).
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
25 (at least), on lawns.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on the road (Hafenstraße).
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
25 (at least), on lawns.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
15 (at least), on lawns.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
3
, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
25, on the road.

IMG 1854
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

18.10.2012, 14:30-16:00
Helgoland, Kurpark, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast, sometimes raining.
The following birdspecies were observed in the spa park (Kurpark).

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni, Waldpieper):
1, on a path in the shrubland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on a path in the shrubland.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least), in the shrubland.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, in a shrub.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
(at least), flying,

18.10.2012, 15:15-16:00
Helgoland, Nordoststrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast, sometimes raining.
The following birdspecies were observed on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole) or on the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand).

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
40 (at least), roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole) and on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
5, roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2 ad., roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2, roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
1, swimming.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
10 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand) or roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand) or roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
10 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand) or roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
50
(at least), foraging on seaweed.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand).
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
5 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand).
Brambling (Fringílla montifringílla, Bergfink):
5 (at least), foraging on seaweed along the northeastern seaside (Nordoststrand).

P103-0373
Helgoland, Nordoststrand, view from Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

18.10.2012, 16:30-17:10
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast, sometimes raining.
The following birdspecies were observed in the area "Zum Kringel".

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser álbifrons, Bleßgans):
1 (first calendar year), on the road.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
10, swimming or roosting on the bank.
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocéphalus, Schwarzkopfmöwe):
1 (first winter), swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
4, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3 (2 ad., 1 immat.), swimming.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
10 (at least), foraging on the pier or on the bank reinforcement.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
15 (at least), foraging on the pier or on the road.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on the road.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, roosting on the pier.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on the road.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
15 (at least), foraging on the pier or on the road.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
50
(at least), foraging on seaweed.  
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, on the pier.

IMG 1957
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), rocky mudflats (Felswatt), PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 09:30
Helgoland, Ostklippe and sports field, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the shrubland around the sports field.

Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
100 (at least).
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, near the sports field.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
2, on the sports field.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
40
, flying.

IMG 1529
Helgoland, Ostklippe and surroundings of the sports field, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(19.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 10:45
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in front of the youth hostel and in the surroundings of the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
11 (5 ad., 6 immat.), flying and plunge-diving.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
200 (at least), roosting on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
7, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
29, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
3, flying.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
80, swimming or roosting on the beach.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
6 ad., roosting on the north-western pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
8, roosting on the north-eastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
(at least), foraging on the beach.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
1, swimming.

 

IMG 1252
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(19.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 13:00
Helgoland, Kurpark, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the shrubland of the spa park (Kurpark).

Woodcock (Scólopax rustícola, Waldschnepfe):
1, landing on a path, but immediately flying-off.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on a path.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
1 female, on the path.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
3 (at least), on the path.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1 male, in a shrub.
Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus, Rosenstar):
1 (first calendar year), foraging on grassland or on seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides).
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
1 female, in a shrub.

P103-0380
Helgoland, Kurpark, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 14:15
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in front of the youth hostel and in the surroundings of the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser álbifrons, Bleßgans):
2 (1 ad., 1 juv.), flying.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
6, foraging on the beach.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
10 (at least), foraging on the beach.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, foraging on the beach.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, foraging on the beach.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
50 (at least), foraging on the beach.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
2, foraging on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
(at least), foraging on the beach.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, foraging on the beach.
Brambling (Fringílla montifringílla, Bergfink):
50 (at least), foraging on the beach.

IMG 1253
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(19.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 16:30
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed along the Kurpromenade.

Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1, on lawns.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
11, on lawns.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, on lawns.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
3, on lawns.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
5
, on lawns.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, on the road.

 

IMG 1853
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

19.10.2012, 16:45
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following birdspecies were observed in area of "Zum Kringel".

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
10, roosting.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1, on grassland.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on the hillside.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in a shrub.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
1, in a shrub.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
5, in the bank reinforcement.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
, roosting on the beach.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3 females, on the road or on the hillside.
Brambling (Fringílla montifringílla, Bergfink):
1, in a shrub.

   

IMG 1532 and IMG 1533
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(19.10.2012)

20.10.2012, 10:00
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed along the Kurpromenade.

Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least), on lawns.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, in shrubs.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
1, flying.

IMG 1899
Helgoland, Am Südstrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

20.10.2012, 10:15-11:30
Helgoland, Ostklippe and sports field, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed in the shrubland east of the hillside and around the sports field.

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
60, flying southwards.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, flying.
Long-eared Owl (Ásio ótus, Waldohreule):
1, roosting in a shrub at the hillside.
Short-eared Owl (Ásio flamméus, Sumpfohreule):
1, flying.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
1 male, at the hillside.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
10 (at least), in shrubs or around the sports field.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in a shrub.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
1, in a shrub.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, at the hillside.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
30
(at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, at the hillside.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, at the hillside.

P103-0370
Helgoland, surroundings of the sports field, view from the Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

20.10.2012, 11:30-12:30
Helgoland, Nordoststrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
From the dune the following birdspecies were observed on the sea or on the beach.

Great Northern Diver (Gávia immer, Eistaucher):
1, swimming on the sea.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 ad., plunge-diving.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
roosting on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Greater Scaup (Áythia maríla, Bergente):
1 female, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
15 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
(not counted), swimming or on the beach.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
(not counted), swimming or on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
200
(at least), flying or on the beach.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
2, swimming.

IMG 1250
Helgoland, Nordoststrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(19.10.2012)

20.10.2012, 12:30-14:00
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on the beach in front of the youth hostel.

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
8, roosting at the water's edge.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least), foraging on the beach.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
30 (at least), foraging on the beach.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10, foraging on the beach or roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
5, foraging on the beach or roosting on the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, foraging on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
(at least), foraging on the beach.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), foraging on the beach.
Tree Sparrow (Passer montánus, Feldsperling):
1, foraging on the beach.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, foraging on the beach.
Brambling (Fringílla montifringílla, Bergfink):
30 (at least), foraging on the beach.

P103-0221
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(20.10.2012)

21.10.2012, 11:30-12:00
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed along the Kurpromenade.

Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
4, on lawns.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
7, on lawns.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
3, on lawns.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
4 (at least), in shrubs along the Kurpromenade.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1. This bird was catched in one of the restaurants and then released.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, on the street.
Siskin (Carduélis spinus, Erlenzeisig):
1 male, on a lawn.

IMG 1901
Helgoland, Hafenstraße, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

21.10.2012, 12:00-15:00
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed along the bank reinforcement from the beginning up to the cliffs.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
8, roosting on rocks in the sea.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
9, swimming near the water's edge.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
15, roosting at the water's edge or swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, flying.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
8 ad., roosting on rocks in the sea.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting on a rock.
Short-eared Owl (Ásio flamméus, Sumpfohreule):
1, flying to the southwestern pier (Südwestmole).
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
2, on the road along the bank reinforcement.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
2 (1,1), on the road along the bank reinforcement.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, on the road along the bank reinforcement.
Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquátus, Ringdrossel):
1 male, on the road along the bank reinforcement.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least), in the bank reinforcements.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, flying.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
100 (at least), on the road along the bank reinforcement.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, on the tetrapodes of the bank reinforcement.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
1, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
30
, roosting or foraging on seaweed.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
6, swimming near the coast line.

P103-0298
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), bank reinforcement, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(21.10.2012)

22.10.2012, 11:10-12:00
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed along the Kurpromenade.

Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
5, on trees in the surroundings of the EDEKA supermarket.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
2 (at least), on lawns.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
8 (at least), on lawns.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
5 (at least), on lawns.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
8 (at least), in shrubs or on lawns.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, on the street.

 

IMG 1902 and IMG 1956
Helgoland, Hafenstraße, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(22.10.2012)

22.10.2012, 12:00-15:15
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk along the bank reinforcement up to the beginning of the cliffs.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
5, roosting on rocks in the sea.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
21, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
12, swimming, later roosting on the beach.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
6 ad., on the beach or on rocks in the sea.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
7, on the road.
Common Wren (Troglodýtes troglodýtes, Zaunkönig):
1, on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1 male, on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
1 male, on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
3, on the road.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5 (at least), on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement or on the beach.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
5, flying.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
25 (at least), on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
1, in herbaceous perennials.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
15 (at least), on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
2, on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
50
(at least), on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement or on seaweed on the beach.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2 females, on the tetrapods of the bank reinforcement.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
2, roosting on rocks in the sea.

 

P103-0305
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(21.10.2012)

23.10.2012, 09:30-12:30
Helgoland, Düne, Nordstrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk along the beach between the northwestern and northeastern pier.

Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 ad., flying.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
50 (at least), on the piers.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
10 (at least), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, on the north-eastern pier (Nordost-Mole).
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
2, on the beach.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
6, on the beach.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), on the beach.
Razorbill (Alca torda, Tordalk):
1, swimming on the sea.
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle, Gryllteiste):
1, flying (already observed in the harbour).
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
6 (at least), on the beach.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, on the beach.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on the dune.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
3, on the beach.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
5, on the beach.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on the beach.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
2, on the beach.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, on the beach.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1
, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, on the beach.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
100 (at least), roosting in three groups on the beach or swimming in the sea.

 

P103-0338 and P103-0342
Helgoland, Düne, Nordstrand, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(23.10.2012)

23.10.2012, 12:30-14:00
Helgoland, Düne, Aade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk along the beach from the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole) to the lighthouse.

Red-throated Diver (Gávia stelláta, Sterntaucher):
1 juv., swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
2, on the beach at the lighthouse.
Skylark (Aláuda arvénsis, Feldlerche):
1, flying.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1, on shrubland.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
1, on the airport.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in shrubs.

P103-0354
Helgoland, Düne, lighthouse, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(23.10.2012)

24.10.2012, 10:00-12:30
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk along the coastel path (Klippenrandweg) around the Oberland.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
150, roosting on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
20 (at least), swimming on the sea.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), flying or roosting on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
26, roosting on the northwestern pier (Nordwest-Mole).
Skylark (Aláuda arvénsis, Feldlerche):
1, flying.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
6, on grassland.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
4, along the path on grassland or on fences.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
10 (at least), on grassland.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
22 (at least), flying or on grassland.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
2, on grassland.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
3, on grassland.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscívorus, Misteldrossel):
1, significantly larger than a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos).
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
7 (at least), in shrubs, on grassland or on the cliffs.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, in a garden.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
16, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
(at least), flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5 (at least), in gardens.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
4, flying.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
2 females, on grassland or on a fence.

 

P103-0368 and P103-0376
Helgoland, Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

24.10.2012, 12:30
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk along the Kurpromenade to the spa park (Kurpark).

Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
6, on lawns.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
4, on lawns.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
2, in shubs or on a lawn.

P103-0379
Helgoland, Kurpromenade, Aparthotel Klassik, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

24.10.2012, 13:40-14:00
Helgoland, Kurpark, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed on a walk through the spa park (Kurpark).

Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, on the path.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
10 (at least).
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
4, flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
10
(at least).
Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus, Rosenstar):
1 (first calendar year), on the path.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, calling.

P103-0369
Helgoland, Kurpark, view from the Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

24.10.2012, 14:00-14:35
Helgoland, Nordostmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
From the northeastern pier (Nordost-Mole) the following birdspecies were observed on the beach.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
not counted.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
15, on the beach.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
not counted.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
3 (at least).
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3 (at least).
Redstart (Phoenicúrus phoenicúrus, Gartenrotschwanz):
1 female, on the beach.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
not counted.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
not counted.
Redwing (Turdus ilíacus, Rotdrossel):
not counted.
Goldcrest (Régulus régulus, Wintergoldhähnchen):
not counted.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
not counted.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, on the northeastern pier (nordost-Mole).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
not counted.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne(not counted), Rabenkrähe):
not counted.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
not counted.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
300
(at least), on the beach.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
25, in the dunes.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
not counted.
Brambling (Fringílla montifringílla, Bergfink):
not counted.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus, Kegelrobbe):
not counted.

P103-0371
Helgoland, Nordostmole, view from the Oberland, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

24.10.2012, 15:20-15:30
Helgoland, Kringel (Sathuurn), PI (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following birdspecies were observed from the pier.

Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
15 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
1 ad., on the beach.
Common Wren (Troglodýtes troglodýtes, Zaunkönig):
1, on rocks near the pier.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
not counted.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
3 (at least), in shrubs.
Blue Tit (Parus caerúleus, Blaumeise):
1, in a shrub.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
(at least), on the beach.

P103-0378
Helgoland, view from the Oberland to Kringel and Südwestmole, PI (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(24.10.2012)

 
     
 

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