A Vagrant in Brandenburg: Greenish Warblers

GrünlaubsängerAfter excellent observation chances for the Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) – or Gruenlaubsänger in german –in the Siegerland on the edge of the state of North-Rhine Westfalia in 2012, now even more observations in Germany are possible. Whereas the indivudual in 2012 could be seen on the 10th of June 2012 along a stream near a retirement home in the center of the town of Hilchenbach (427 asl), now the reports are from Friedersdorf in the municipality Heidesee in Dahme / Spreewald (LDS) just 50km south-east of Germany´s capital Berlin. The Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) was found the first time on June 16, 2016 when its distinct and species-typical verses were heard. In June, all domestic warblers has arrived in Brandenburg. The first birds have ceased their songs already. Then it is exiting to hear something new from different species of Warbler. In this particular case it was interesting that the song could be heard in the early afternoon in the middle of a village. A short time later it turns out that the Green Warbler was located next to a restaurant. After a noisy group of guest has occupied the site, the Warbler’s was gone. A search around passed without result. The observation site with its garden-like pieces of land, quite natural and next to a village pond looked quite suitable for a temporary rest. On June 23, 2015 another Greenish Warbler (the same?) could be observed in the early hours of the morning (around 5:00 am) in moderate rain and with almost no wind. Individual calls were heard, a little later then the first singing verses. From this moment intensive singing started. After such a while, you can assume an occupied territory.

The last message of a Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) before came on 15 June 2015 from Blankenfelde just south of Berlin. There a Greenish Warbler was singing from a small patch of wood along a sewage chanal.

Greenish Warblers (Phylloscopus trochiloides) are widespread leaf warblers throughout their breeding range in northeastern Europe and temperate to subtropical continental Asia. This warbler is a migrant and winters in India. It is not uncommon as a spring vagrant in Western Europe. In Central Europe quite good numbers of vagrant birds are encountered in some years; some of these may stay to breed as happened already in Germany.

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