Lachseeschwalben an der deutschen Nordseeküste

In der einzigen Kolonie in Nordwesteuropa, in Schleswig-Holstein an der dithmarscher Elbmündung im Neufelder Koog Vorland, hatten Lachseeschwalben (Gelochelidon nilotica) im Jahr 2014 einen guten Bruterfolg und die etwa 30 Brutpaare in der Kolonie in Neufeld/SH und das eine niedersächsische Paar haben vermutlich etwa 40 Jungvögel flügge bekommen. In den letzten beiden Jahren hatten die… Continue reading Lachseeschwalben an der deutschen Nordseeküste

Fall migration at the Black Sea Coast/ Romania

Spectacular numbers of Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus, and Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus, were the highlight of the first day. Having spent 3 days in May north of Constanta at Romania´s Black Sea coast, it was decided to try our luck with birds again in the area around the village of Vadu. The target was, to… Continue reading Fall migration at the Black Sea Coast/ Romania

An early Common Gull, Larus canus on Romania´s Black Sea coast

September is fall migration time in Romania´s Black Sea coast. After having seen the spectacular mass migration of Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus, in an area south of the Danube Delta with its wide stretch of a sandy shoreline with shallow lagoons we arrived at the sandy beach near the little town of Vadu. The shoreline… Continue reading An early Common Gull, Larus canus on Romania´s Black Sea coast