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Tienschan-Laubsänger auf Greifswalder Oie/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Tienshan-Laubsänger Nicht allzu lang nach der Meldung in ornitho.de bezüglich eines Gelbbrauen-Laubsänger (Phylloscopus inornatus) am Fahrlander See ist nun noch ein weiterer vagabundierender Vertreter der Gattung Phylloscopus in Deutschland aufgetaucht. Ein Tienshan-Laubsänger (Phylloscopus humei) wurde auf der Greifswalder Oie der nord-östlichen Insel Deutschlands in der Ostsee gesehen. Die Insel liegt nördlich von Usedom im nördlichen Vorpommern. Diese Beobachtung eines Tienschan-Laubsängers ist die erste Meldung für 2015. Dagegen hielt sich vom 1. bis zum 13. November 2014 auf Helgoland ein Tienschan-Laubsänger auf.

Wie bereits in dem Blog über den Gelbbrauen-Laubsänger bei Potsdam beschrieben, lohnt es sich im Herbst die ziehenden Trupps der Singvögel genauer abzusuchen. In gemischten Trupps können sich nämlich kleine Vertreter der Phylloscopus-Laubsänger aufhalten. Häufig wird der Tienschan-Laubsänger in demselben Trupp mit Meisen und Goldhähnchen (Regulus sp.) und Continue reading Tienschan-Laubsänger auf Greifswalder Oie/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Siberian Vagrants: The Yellow-browed Warbler

Gelbbrauen-LaubsängerSoft evocative calls in tall herb. Every year there is a pronounced migration of Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). But it is worth to risk a closer look. In the mixed flocks sometimes there are representatives of small Phylloscopus-Warblers. One of them, the Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus), comes from the forests of the taiga between Sea of Okhotsk and Ural. This bird is oftern named Inornate Warbler, too.

The Yellow-browed Warbler is a small warbler with a fine, pointed beak and relatively short tail. In appearance this Phylloscopus-Warbler resembles a kinglet. You might misidentify him for a Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla). In comparison it is much more delicate than the common native Phylloscopus-Warbler, the Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita). The Yellow-browed Warbler is eight millimeters shorter.

Especially in this year many Yellow-browed Warbler seem pursue a southwestern route across Europe. In Finland, some 1,000 Yellow-browed Warblers were observed since the beginning of September. In recent years there were usually throughout the fall Continue reading Siberian Vagrants: The Yellow-browed Warbler

Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)Is it possible to combine business and birding in India? The country is large, the distance too and most business is performed in a metropolitan area – New Delhi. Although supposedly in the area of New Delhi only 250,000 people live after the Indian census of 2011, but there are at least several million in the greater Delhi area . Nature must stand back there. Nearby , however, is Keoladeo . According to wikipedia is a national park in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Keoladeo is also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. The National Park is located about 50 km west of Agra near the town of Bharatpur and not too far south of the city of New Delhi, the capital of India. As a business trip to New Delhi allowed for a few days off for birding, I opted for the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.

From Germany first the trip went to New Delhi. I stayed in the city, had four grueling days in business meetings with constantly running air conditioning in darkened rooms and then went on a weekend to my well-deserved relaxation destination, the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur. But before the bird’s enjoyment there are more exhausting times to cope with. Although there are only about 200 km to the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. But they are strenuous. At least 3 hours – rather 4 hours – you are traveling on dusty, crowded highways in almost constant traffic jam. But then you’re on your final destination: in Keoladeo, India´s paradise for water birds. It is for India which for Botswana is the Okavango and the Everglades mean for America. The local population knows Keoladeo as “Ghana” . In their language the word means “forest” or “jungle”. Keoladeo was originally the private duck hunting ground of the Maharajas of Bharatpur. In the swamps many water birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia are wintering. Supposedly over Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds