Birdwatching at the North Sea Coast of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

October 6 – 13, 2007

 

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Hans Schick
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Introduction

From Oktober 06 – 13, 2007 I spent 8 days at the German North Sea coast in the Districts of Nordfriesland and Dithmarschen in Schleswig-Holstein. From Tönning, where I was accommodated in the Hotel Miramar, I drove with my car and a bicycle to the polders and mudflats along the North Sea dyke between Meldorf and the German-Danish border. As always in autumn thousands of geese, ducks, waders, and gulls could be observed on the mudflats on the seaside of the dyke or inland on marsh-, grass- and farmland. The National Park Schleswig-Holsteinsches Wattenmeer proved again to be one of the most exciting birding areas of Europe.

Itinerary
October 06, 2007: Drive from Berlin on the A24 to Hamburg and from there on the A23 and the B5 to Tönning. Accomodation for the next 7 nights in the Hotel Miramar. Still in the evening a short visit of the mudflats at the Eider floodgate (Eidersperrwerk).
October 07, 2007: Drive from Tönning to the NABU Centre (Lina-Hähnle-Haus) in Kating. Visit of the hides near the centre. Thereafter drive to Westerhever via Welt, Garding and Tating. Ride on the bicycle from the car park along the dyke in northern direction. Birdwatching at low tide on the mudflats and saltmarshes.
October 08, 2007: Drive from Tönning on the B5 via Hattstedt to Nordstrand, a former island (Hallig), now dyked and connected with the mainland by a dam. Birdwatching at high tide between Fuhlehörn and Reithörn at the west coast.
October 09, 2007: Drive from Tönning on the B5 via Niebüll and Klanxbüll to the German-Danish border. Birdwatching in the southern part of the Margrethekog (Denmark) and the northern edge of the Rickelsbüller Koog (Germany).
October 10, 2007: Drive from Tönning on the B5 to Wallsbüll and from there across the polders to the Beltringharder Koog. From the car park near Lüttmoor-Siel ride on the bicycle along the dyke via the Sönke-Nissen-Koog to the Hamburger Hallig.
October 11, 2007: Drive from Tönning on the B5 to Bredstedt and then via Sterdebüll and Ockholm to the Hauke-Haien-Koog. Birdwatching from the car parks along the road in the southern and northern part of the polder as well as on the seaside of the dyke. At the end a short visit of the Fahretofter Koog. On the return journey detour to the Nature Reserve Beltringharder Koog near the Arlau Floodgate (Arlauschleuse).
October 12, 2007: Drive from Tönning via Olversum to the Eider Floodgate (Eidersperrwerk) and birdwatching in the surroundings. Thereafter drive via Wesselburen, Reinsbüttel, Osterdeichstrich and Warwerort to the Meldorfer Speicherkoog. Birdwatching mainly from the hide at the Wöhrdener Loch, which is an importing roosting place of seabirds during high tide.
October 13, 2007: Once again a drive from Tönning to the Wöhrdener Loch. In the afternoon return journey to Berlin via Hamburg.

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 is equivalent 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, ISBN 0-00- 219728-6.
C. Moning, F. Weiß, Vögel beobachten in Norddeutschland, Frankh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 978-3-440-10779-9.
M. Lohmann, K. Haarmann, Vogelparadiese, Band 1, Norddeutschland, Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg und Berlin, 1989, ISBN 3-490-16418-0.

Maps for the orientation in the area
Kompass Wanderkarte 717 (Heide-Dithmarschen), 1 : 50000 scale, ISBN 3-87051--257-1.
Kompass Wanderkarte 712 (Husum-St. Peter Ording), 1 : 50000 scale, ISBN 3-87051-256-3.

KV Plan Nordfriesland, 2. Auflage, 1 : 60000 scale, ISBN 3-89641-043-1

Links to Birding in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/germany_schleswig-holstein.html


Abbreviations

NF – District Nordfriesland
Hei – District Dithmarschen (Heide)


Excursions

06.10.2007, 18:20-18:45
Eidersperrwerk, seaside of the floodgate, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, sunny. Sunset was at 18:45.
The following bird species were observed on the mudflats on the seaside of the floodgate. The tide was low.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1000 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
10, on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.

07.10.2007, 10:00
Tönning, surroundings of the Hotel Miramar, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Miramar.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on the street.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10 (at least), on trees.
Rook (Corvus frugílegus, Saatkrähe):
20 (at least), on trees in the castle park.

07.10.2007, 10:15-10:45
Katinger Vorland, Norderlochgraben, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on farm- and grassland west of the road from Olversum to the Eider Floodgate (Eidersperrwerk).
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
3, swimming, on the Norderlochgraben.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5, swimming, on the Norderlochgraben.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
2 males, on farmland.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
7, on farmland.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
500
(at least), on farm- or on grassland.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, in a shrub.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
3, on farmland.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, flying.

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Norderlochgraben, Katinger Vorland, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(07.10.2007)

07.10.2007, 10:45-10:50
Katinger Vorland, Norderlochgraben, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on marshland east of the road from Olversum to the Eider Floodgate (Eidersperrwerk).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, on marshland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
5, on marshland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
5, on marshland.

07.10.2007, 11:05
Katinger Watt, Lina-Hähnle-Haus (NABU-Zentrum), NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the water area (lake) south-east of the NABU Centre.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
3 ad., swimming.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
11, on the meadow in front of the centre.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
1, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
3, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
15, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
50, swimming.

 

  IMG 0091 and IMG 0089
Kating, NABU Centre and its surroundings, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(07.10.2007)

07.10.2007, 11:15-12:15
Katinger Watt, first hide near the NABU Centre, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The area in front of the hide was now dry grassland. In spring it was always flooded. – The following bird species were seen from the first hide. At the second hide there were no birds.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
13, swimming.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
1, on the lake shore.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
40 (at least), swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
25 (at least), swimming.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
6, flying.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
17, on grassland.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, calling.

 

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Kating, the hides near the NABU Centre and their surroundings, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(07.10.2007)

07.10.2007, 14:25-18:00
Westerhever, Watt, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following 21 species were observed in the saltmarshes and on the mudflats. The tide was low.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, roosting at the water's edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
2, on the mudflats.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
31, on the mudflats.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, on a power line.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
500 (at least), on the mudflats.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
21, on the saltmarshes.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
10 (at least), on the saltmarshes or on the mudflats.
Red Knot (Calídris canútus, Knutt):
1, on the mudflats, still with reddish breast.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
500 (at least), on the mudflats.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
6 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least), on the mudflats
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, on the mudflats.
Horned Lark (Eremóphila alpéstris, Ohrenlerche):
15, on grassland.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
1, on grassland.
Rock Pipit (Anthus petrósus, Strandpieper):
1, on the mudflats. Legs black.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
8, on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
100
, flying.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
25, on thistles on the dyke.
Common Seal (Phoca vitulina, Gemeiner Seehund):
20, roosting on a sandbank.

  

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Westerhever, saltmarshes and mudflats, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(07.10.2007)

08.10.2007, 12:00-16:45
Nordstrand, Fuhlehörn (seaside), NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following 22 bird species were observed on the seaside of the dyke between Fuhlehörn and Reithörn. – High tide was at about 13:00.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, flying.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
100, flying.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
1000, swimming in shallow water or roosting on sands.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
10 (at least), on mud between the wooden shore reinforcements.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1000, swimming in shallow water or feeding on the mudflats.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
30 (at least), on the mudflats.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
2, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
30 (at least), on the mudflats.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1000 (at least), roosting on sands.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
50 (at least), on sands.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
8 (at least), on the mudflats.
Red Knot (Calídris canútus, Knutt):
1, on the mudflats, still with parts of the breeding plumage.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
1000 (at least), roosting on sands.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
150 (at least), on the mudflats.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
1, on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
50 ad., roosting on sands or in shallow water.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
60 ad., roosting on sands or in shallow water.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 ad., roosting on sands or in shallow water.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2 ad., roosting on sands.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, at the dyke.

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Map of Nordstrand, photo from a noticeboard near Fuhlehörn, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(08.10.2007)

 

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Dyke and mudflats at the south-western coast of Nordstrand, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(08.10.2007)

08.10.2007, 15:00-15:55
Nordstrand, Fuhlehörn (dyked land), NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke between Reithörn and Fuhlehörn in the dyked land.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
30 ad., feeding on farmland.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
200 (at least), flying over farmland.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least), flying over farmland.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
70, on farmland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
200
, on farmland.
Twite (Carduélis flaviróstris, Berghänfling):
150 (at least), flying over farmland, together with Golden Plovers.

08.10.2007, 15:00
Nordstrand, small lake near Fuhlehörn, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke on a small lake near Fuhlehörn.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
3, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
30, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
20, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
6, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
50, swimming.

09.10.2007, 12:00-15:10
Margrethekog, southern part, Vesterjylland (Denmark)
13 °C, overcast.
From the road along the German-Danish frontier the following species were observed in the southern part of the Margrethekog.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
10 (at least), feeding in shallow water.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
100 (at least), swimming in shallow water.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, on a fence.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1. Flying over the marshland the falcon startled the smaller waders.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1, feeding in shallow water.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
100 (at least), feeding in shallow water or on sands.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
4
(at least), in shallow water or on grassland.
Curlew Sandpiper (Calídris ferrugínea, Sichelstrandläufer):
1, feeding together with Dunlins in shallow water.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
2000 (at least), feeding in shallow water or flying in a large cloud.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
8, feeding in shallow water or on grassland.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
20 (at least), feeding in shallow water.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
100 (at least), feeding in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), swimming in shallow water.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 ad., swimming in shallow water.
Horned Lark (Eremóphila alpéstris, Ohrenlerche):
31, on the saltmarsh.
Roe (Capréolus capréolus, Reh):
3, on the dyke.

  

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Grass- and marshland of the Margrethekog at the German-Danish border, Vesterjylland (Denmark)
(09.10.2007)

09.10.2007, 12:15-15:30
Rickelsbüller Koog, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following 27 bird species were observed from the hide and from the road at the northern end of the polder.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
60, roosting.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, on grassland.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
10 (at least), swimming.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
50 (at least), on grassland.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
2000 (at least), on marshland or flying.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
50, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
300 (at least), swimming.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
50 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
50 (at least), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
5, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, roosting on marshland, later flying.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, on a post.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50, swimming.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
150, roosting in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 ad., roosting.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on a fence.
Bearded Tit (Panúrus biármicus, Bartmeise):
10, in the reedbed.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
6, on the marshland together with Hooded Crows.
Hooded Crow (Corvus coróne cornix, Nebelkrähe):
4, on the marshland together with Carrion Crows.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
50
(at least), on grassland
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus, Spornammer):
1, in the reedbed. The bird was characterized by dark legs, broad red-brown edges of the tertials and the greater coverts, and a pale median-crown stripe. – First personal observation.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
5, in a reedbed at the north-western corner of the polder.

 

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Rickelsbüller Koog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(09.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 09:40
Tönning, surroundings of the Hotel Miramar, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
9 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Miramar.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, flying.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
5, flying.
Rook (Corvus frugílegus, Saatkrähe):
3, flying.

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Tönning, Hotel Miramar, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 10:45-11:20
Beltringharder Koog, east side, observation tower, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
9 °C, fair.
From the rebuilt platform at the east side of the Beltringharder Koog the following bird species were observed on the grass- and marshland.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
5 ad., roosting on grassland.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser álbifrons, Bleßgans):
50 (at least), feeding, on grassland.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
50 (at least), feeding, on grassland.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
1000 (at least), feeding, on grassland.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
300 (at least), feeding, on grassland.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
30, feeding, on farmland.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least), feeding, on farmland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1, on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
, on grassland.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
5, flying.

 

 

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 The tower at the southeastern corner of the Beltringharder Koog and its surroundings, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 11:30-12:20
Beltringharder Koog, hide at the northern reservoir, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the first hide at the northern reservoir.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
2 ad., swimming.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
65, swimming or roosting on the shore.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
2, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
3, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
1, swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
2, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
11, swimming.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
90
, roosting on sands.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
15, in shallow water or on sands.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1 ad., feeding on a dead bird.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, at the water's edge.

 

IMG 0590 and IMG 0509
Beltringharder Koog, the hide at the northern reservoir, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 13:00-13:20
Beltringharder Koog, seaside of the dyke, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
From the car park at Lüttmoorsiel I started with my byke on the seaside of the dyke to the Hamburger Hallig. High tide was today at 13:37. – The following bird species were observed.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
5, on marshland.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1000 (at least), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1000 (at least), roosting at the water's edge.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
200 (at least), at the water's edge.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
5, on marshland.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, swimming.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1 ad., roosting.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on grassland.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1, on the dyke.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
10
, on the dyke.

10.10.2007, 13:25-13:45
Sönke-Nissen-Koog-Siel, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the water area at the Sönke-Nissen-Siel (sluice).
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
1000 (at least), roosting in shallow water.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
200
(at least), in shallow water.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
50 (at least), in shallow water.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
3, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
300 (at least), swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
50 (at least), roosting in shallow water.

 

 

IMG 0594, IMG 0601, and IMG 0604
Sönke-Nissen Koog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 13:45-14:15
Sönke-Nissen-Koog, seaside of the dyke, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the seaside of the dyke of the Sönke-Nissen-Koog.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
1, on one of the wooden shore reinforcement.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1 plucked bird, on grassland.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, on grassland.
Horned Lark (Eremóphila alpéstris, Ohrenlerche):
9, on grassland.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
4, on grassland.

IMG 0603
Seaside of the Sönke-Nissen-Koog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 14:15-16:00
Hamburger Hallig, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed mostly from the warf on the wooden shore reinforcements of the northern side of the peninsula.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
10, roosting.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
50 (at least), swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1000 (at least), swimming.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1, roosting on one of the wooden shore reinforcements.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
200 (at least), roosting.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
5, roosting on one of the wooden shore reinforcements.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
100 (at least), roosting on one of the wooden shore reinforcements of the northern side of the peninsula.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), roosting.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
20 (at least), roosting.

 

 

IMG 0605, IMG 674, and IMG 673
Hamburger Hallig, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

10.10.2007, 17:10-17:20
Beltringharder Koog, southern reservoir (Lüttmoorsiel), NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke on the southern reservoir.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
20, roosting.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, at the water's edge.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2, swimming.
Common Goldeneye (Bucéphala clángula, Schellente):
4, swimming.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrátor, Mittelsäger):
2, swimming.

10.10.2007, 17:15-17:20
Beltringharder Koog, seaside of the dyke, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke on the mudflats.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
2000, swimming. The number could be even greater.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
4 (at least), on the mudflats.

IMG 0678
Nordstrandischmoor, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(10.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 11:15-12:05
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir, 1st car park from the south, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the 1st car park from the south on the seaside. High tide was at 14:08. Large areas of the mudflats were still dry.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
70, 20 of them flying, 50 on grassland.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
3, on the mudflats.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
100 (at least), flying, mostly males.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
1, flying over the mudflats.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1 male, hovering at the dyke.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
50 (at least), on the mudflats.

   

IMG 0683 and IMG 0685
Hauke-Haien-Koog, seaside of the southern reservoir, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 11:20-12:00
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir, 1st car park from the south, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the reservoir from the 1st car park from the south.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
30 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, swimming.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
20
, on grassland.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
30, swimming.

 

IMG 0687 and IMG 0688
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir from the 1st car park from the south, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 12:10-12:20
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir, 2nd car park from the south, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the 2nd car park from the south on the reservoir.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
9, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
30 (at least), swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
4, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
100 (at least), on the shore.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
500, flying, over grassland in the background.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
13
, on grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
9, at the water's edge.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
40, in shallow water.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
20
, on grassland.

 

IMG 0689 and IMG 0693
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir from the 2nd car park from the south, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 12:25-12:50
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir, 3rd car park from the south, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the 3rd car park from the south on the reservoir.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
1, swimming.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
111, swimming or roosting on the shore.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
200, on grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
20, swimming.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
3
, on grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
70, in shallow water.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
10, in shallow water.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
4, in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
5, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, swimming.

 

IMG 0696
Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir from the 3rd car park from the south, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 12:55-13:15
Schlüttsiel, Hauke-Haien-Koog, southern reservoir, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
60, 30 of them roosting, 30 swimming.
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans):
16, on grassland.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
66, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
500, flying.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
200
, on farmland.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200, swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
7, swimming in shallow water.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
3, flying.

IMG 0700
Schlüttsiel, seaside of the dyke, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 12:55-13:05
Schlüttsiel, seaside, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the seaside of the dyke. The area was already completely flooded.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
1000 (at least), roosting or swimming between the wooden shore reinforcements.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
2000 (at least), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
1000 (at least), roosting or feeding between the wooden shore reinforcements.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
7 ad., roosting.

11.10.2007, 13:20-14:20
Hauke-Haien-Koog, northern reservoir, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast.
From the three car parks the following 22 bird species were observed on the northern reservoir.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
39, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
15, flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, roosting on sands.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
2, swimming.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
4, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1000 (at least), swimming.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4, swimming.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
5, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), swimming or on the shore.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
2, swimming.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
1, swimming.
Greater Scaup (Áythia maríla, Bergente):
4 (1,3), swimming.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
1, flying.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
200 (at least), roosting in shallow water.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
500, flying.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
10 (at least).
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
50
, on grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
2000 or more, roosting on the water's edge or flying in large clouds over the reservoir.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
10 (at least).
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
2, at the water's edge.

 

  

 

IMG 0702, IMG 0707, IMG 0721, IMG 0753, and IMG 0766
Hauke-Haien-Koog, northern reservoir, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 14:30-14:40
Fahretofter Koog, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast, strong wind.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke in the Fahretofter Koog.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
2, swimming.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
500 (at least), roosting in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
100, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
200, on grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
50 (at least), in shallow water.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
50
, on grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
200 (at least), in shallow water.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
100 (at least), roosting.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
100 (at least), roosting.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, roosting.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling in flight.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
500
, on farmland,

 

IMG 0772, IMG 0778, and IMG 0781
Fahretofter Koog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

11.10.2007, 15:25-17:00
Arlau-Schleuse, nature reserve Beltringharder Koog, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
14 °C, overcast, strong wind, at the end raining.
The following bird species were observed mostly on the water area in front of the hide.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
10, swimming.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
14, roosting at the water's edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
29, swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
3, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
80, flying.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
1, flying off.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
2, at the water's edge.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
60
, at the water's edge.
Temminck’s Stint (Calídris temmínckii, Temminckstrandläufer):
1, plucked by a raptor on the path to the hide. The white tail feathers and the size of primaries and secondaries were characteristic for this species.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
15, at the water's edge.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
1, at the water's edge.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
40, roosting at the water's edge.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
6, swimming.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
3, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
2 ad., roosting.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, near the Hotel Arlauschleuse.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
7, near the Hotel Arlauschleuse.

IMG 0782
Feathers of a plucked Temminck's Stint, Arlau-Schleuse, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

 

IMG 0785, IMG 0787, and IMG 0788
Arlau-Schleuse, nature reserve Beltringharder Koog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(11.10.2007)

12.10.2007, 11:30-11:45
Katinger Vorland, lake north of the road from Olversum, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the lake situated on the northern side of the road from Tönning to the Eider Floodgate (Eidersperrwerk) about 750 m before the dyke.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
1, swimming.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, Singschwan):
1, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5, swimming.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
5, swimming.

12.10.2007, 11:55-13:00
Eidersperrwerk, inland side, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the car park at the southern side of the floodgate.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1, swimming.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
10, at the water's edge.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
10 (at least), roosting.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3 ad., roosting.

IMG 0863
Eidersperrwerk, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

12.10.2007, 13:00
Eidersperrwerk, seaside of the floodgate, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the seaside of the floodgate.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), roosting.

12.10.2007, 13:45-14:00
Warwerort, car park near the beach, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair or overcast.
The following bird species were observed on the seaside of the dyke.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
50, swimming.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
1000 (at least), swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
100 (at least), flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
3, flying.

 

 

IMG 0994, IMG 0999, and IMG 0997
Warwerort, car park near the beach, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

12.10.2007, 14:15-14:30
Warwerort, Meldorfer Speicherkoog, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the most northern water area of the Meldorfer Speicherkoog.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
4, swimming.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
4, at the water's edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
200 (at least), swimming or at the water's edge.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
100 (at least), swimming or at the water's edge.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
1, at the water's edge.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
3, at the water's edge, with white eyestripes.

 

IMG 1003 and IMG 1006
Water expanse in the Meldorfer Speicherkoog, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

12.10.2007, 14:40-17:10
Wöhrdener Loch, lake and surrounding grassland, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
15 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the lake or the surrounding grass- and wetland.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
7, roosting at the water's edge.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser álbifrons, Bleßgans):
2, feeding on grassland.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
100, flying.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2000 (at least), swimming or roosting at the water's edge.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
2000 (at least), swimming or feeding on grassland.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
20 (at least), feeding on grassland.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
20 (at least), swimming.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliæëtus albicílla, Seeadler):
2, one of them catching a Shelduck.
Pheasant (Phasiánus cólchicus, Fasan):
1, on wetland.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
100 (at least), roosting at the water's edge.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
2, at the water's edge.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
2, at the water's edge.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
5
, on grassland.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
500 (at least), in shallow water or at the water's edge.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
6 (at least), at the water's edge or on grassland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
300 (at least), roosting at the water's edge.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
5 (at least), in the vicinity of two White-tailed Eagles with prey.

 

 

 IMG 7391, IMG 1119, IMG 7388,and IMG 7389
Wöhrdener Loch, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

 

IMG 1278 and IMG 1286
Startled waders, Wöhrdener Loch, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

12.10.2007, 18:00
Tönning, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
13 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the centre of Tönning.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20 (at least), in the surroundings of the church and on trees of the rookery in the castle park.
Rook (Corvus frugílegus, Saatkrähe):
10 (at least), on trees in the castle park.

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Tönning, town centre, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(12.10.2007)

13.10.2007,
Tönning, surroundings of the Hotel Miramar, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
9 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Miramar.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on a lawn.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on a lawn.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, calling.

13.10.2007, 10:40
Katinger Vorland, lakes south of the Olversum road, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
9 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the lakes and the surrounding grassland south from the road from Olversum to the Eider Floodgate (Eidersperrwerk) about 750 m before the sea dyke.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, Singschwan):
5 (3 ad. and 3 juv.), on grassland.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
200, on grassland.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucópsis, Weißwangengans):
23, on grassland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
2, swimminhg.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
17, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
3, swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
200 (at least), flying southwards.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.

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Map of the Nature Reserve Eiderwatt (Eider mudflats), photo of a noticeboard
(13.10.2007)

 

 

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Nature Reserve Eiderwatt und Grüne Insel (Eider Mudflats and Green Island), District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(13.10.2007)

13.10.2007, 11:00-12:10
Eider Estuary, mudflats south of the Eider dyke, NF (Schleswig-Holstein)
9 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the mudflats south of the Eider dyke. The tide was low.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
1, at the water's edge.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
1, on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
(not counted), on the mudflats.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on the dyke.

 

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Mudflats of the River Eider (Eiderwatt), District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(13.10.2007)

13.10.2007, 12:00-12:10
Meldorfer Speicherkoog, Wöhrdener Loch, HEI (Schleswig-Holstein)
11 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the hide at the Wöhrdener Loch. The tide was low.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
(not counted).
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
8, feeding on grassland.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
1, at the water's edge.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
2, on grassland.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus praténsis, Wiesenpieper):
9, on grassland.

 

IMG 7427 and IMG 7429
Wöhrdener Loch, District Nordfriesland (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
(13.10.2007)

 
     
 

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