Birdwatching in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania  ̶  especially in the Districts Rostock and Mecklenburgische Seenplatte

April 19 – 22, 2012

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Trip Reports

 

 

   

Species List
 

 
 
Introduction

From April 19 - 22, 2012 I spent 4 days for a long weekend in Burg Schlitz near Teterow. All birds seen on excursions during this holidays are  displayed in this report.

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 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/germany_mecklenburg-western_pomerania.htm


Excursions

19.04.2012, 14:00
Waren (Müritz), Herrensee, District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
The following bird species were observed on Herrensee lake in the town centre of Waren.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
10, swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
30, pairwise swimming on the lake.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
40, in the breeding colony of the lake.

19.04.2012, 16:45-19:15
Burg Schlitz, hiking tour to Hohen Demzin, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour from Burg Schlitz via Görzhausen to Hohen Demzin.

Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, flying.
Crane (Grus grus, Kranich):
2, on farmland.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, flying.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
1, calling.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
4, singing.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
200, roosting on trees with mistletoes or flying.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, singing.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a tree.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
5, singend.
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europáea, Kleiber):
1, calling.
Common Tree Creeper (Cérthia familiáris, Waldbaumläufer):
1, creeping up a tree trunk.
Jay (Gárrulus glandárius, Eichelhäher):
1, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
7, singing.
Hawfinch (Coccothráustes coccothráustes, Kernbeißer):
1, foraging on the ground.
Yellowhammer (Emberíza citrinélla, Goldammer):
1, roosting on a power-line.

 

P101-0871, P101-0866, andP101-0868
Burg Schlitz, Di
strict Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
(21.04.2012)

 

P101-0866, P101-0868, P101-0775, and P101-0778
Burg Schlitz, hiking tour to Hohen Demzin,
District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
(19.04.2012)

20.04.2012, 11:15-15:20
Güstrow, Innenstadt, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
The following bird species were observed in the surrounings of Pfarrkirche (Parrish Church), Dom (Cathedral), Schloß (Castle). and Gertrauden-Kapelle (Gertrauden Chapel) in the town centre.

White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
1 flying overhead.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying around the Cathedral (Dom).
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
10.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, calling
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
3.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, near the Gertrauden Chapel.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on a lawn.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, around the Cathedral (Dom) and the Gertrauden Chapel (Gertrauden-Kapelle).
Rook (Corvus frugílegus, Saatkrähe):
20 (at least), in a breeding colony at the rampart (Wall).
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
3, one of them singing.

 

P101-0794 and P101-0814
Güstrow, castle and Gertrauden chapel, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
(20.04.2012)

20.04.2012, 15:45-17:00
Güstrow, Barlach-Atelier am Heidberg, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
15 °C, sonnig.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Barlach Atelier at Heidberg.

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1
, on the ground.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

21.04.2012, 10:10-11:15
Teterow, town centre, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the town centre.

Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, at the church.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
3, around the church.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on a roof.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on a lawn.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, at the church.

21.04.2012, 11:30-12:50
Teterow, Burginsel, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
12 °C, fair.
The following 22 bird species were observed during a hiking tour around the Burg Island (Burginsel) in the Teterow Lake (Teterower See).

Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
8, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
9 (2 + 3 + 4), flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, at the edge of a reedbed.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
1 male, swimming.
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, Schwarzmilan):
1, flying overhead.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus, Rotmilan):
1, flying overhead.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, flying.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
3, swimming.
Crane (Grus grus, Kranich):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
6, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, at the water's edge.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
3, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
3, singing.
Blue Tit (Parus caerúleus, Blaumeise):
2.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
6, two of them singing.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
2, flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, singing.

21.04.2012, 13:00-13:45
Teterow, Sauerwerder, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
12 °C, fair.
The following 22 bird species were observed during on Sauerwerder, a peninsula in the Teterow Lake (Teterower See).

Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus, Rotmilan):
1, flying.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
1, flying overhead.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, singing.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

21.04.2012, 14:15-15:00
Malchin, town centre, District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
12 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the town centre of Malchin.

Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
10, in the market place.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, on a roof.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, on a roof.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, around the church.

21.04.2012, 15:20-15:45
Dahmen, Malchiner See, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in Dahmen, at the south-western bank of Malchin lake.

Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
8, swimming.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, at the water's edge.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
4 (2 adults with 2 pulli), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20, swimming.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix, Nebelkrähe):
1, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

22.04.2012, 11:10-12:00
Malchow, town centre, District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the town centre, especially around the town church (Stadtkirche).

Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

22.04.2012, 12:20-12:45
Malchow, Klosterkirche, District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
10 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundingsn of the abbey church (Klosterkirche).

Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
10 (4 adults with 6 pulli), swimming.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, around the abbey church.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20, roosting on a roof.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
2
, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
1, calling.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, singing.

 
     
 

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