According to reports in Ornitho.de and Club 300.de there is a good chance that bird watchers and Twitcher of the North Central Europe can increasingly observe Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) comparatively to the west.
After reports from the tiny island of the Greifswald Oie and from the off-shore island of Heligoland now comes a message from the mainland, too. This is from Peenemuende in Western Pomerania. There, the bird has been spotted in the vicinity of the school recreational hostel. The warbler is there since the morning of June 5th 2014. In other parts of Germany there are remarkably many birds of this species recorded this year. On Helgoland the Blyth’s Reed Warbler was quite prominently featured recently around the recreation area (Kurhotel) on the main island. But the Blyth’s Reed Warbler roamed also the streets around the power station and the Youth Hostel. On the Greifswald Oie – located in the Baltic Sea at the far eastern corner of Germany – there had been Blyth’s Reed Warbler at 21st of May. The bird was caught and ringed. Up to date, there is evidence of 4 birds in total at the Greifswalder Oie.
The last message of the previous year dated back to 16th of October of last year a Blyth’s Reed-Warbler was trapped and ringed, too. Again on the Greifswalder Oie. In previous years, there were also records of Blyth’s Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) of the Greifswalder Oie. Thus, inter alia, on 24/05/2012.
However, the Blyth’s Reed-Warbler pictured in the blog image could not be photographed in Germany. Instead, this is an image made in the Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur). The bird basked extensively on the edge of a bush on his wintering ground in India. Here, the species overwinters regularly.
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