A rare vagrant: Pine Buntings in Germany

Though a Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos) is present in the Winsener Marsch near the Lower Elbe south of Hamburg for some days now, the Pine Bunting is a real exception in Germany. No wonder, that the bird keeps the twitcher in Germany in suspense. Several times in the last days a bright Bunting could be… Continue reading A rare vagrant: Pine Buntings in Germany

Fichtenammer in Deutschland

Auch wenn eine Fichtenammer (Emberiza leucocephalos) in der Winsener Marsch an der Unterelbe die Twitcher in Deutschland in Atem hält, gilt die Fichtenammer  in Deutschland als Ausnahmeerscheinung. Mehrfach wurde in den letzten Tag ein heller Ammernvogel zwischen ca. 400 Goldammern (Emberiza citrinella), 4 Grauammer (Emberiza calandra) sowie vielen Finken (Buchfinken (Fringilla coelebs), Grünfinken (Chloris chloris),… Continue reading Fichtenammer in Deutschland

Heavy influx of migrating White-winged Tern in Germany

Today saw a remarkable influx of White-winged Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus, in several parts of northern Germany. Observations were recorded from the Seeburger See (lake) near Goettingen (1 indiv.), from the Wedeler Marsch near Pinneberg (13 indiv.), from the Winsener Marsch near Winsen an der Luhe (2 indiv.), from the Sulzdorfer Wiek on the islands of… Continue reading Heavy influx of migrating White-winged Tern in Germany