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Spot the difference: Looking out for moulting waterbirds (now Greylag Geese)
Wasservögel erneuern wie die meisten Vogelarten alljährlich ihre Schwungfedern. Während die meisten anderen Arten dabei stets flugfähig bleiben, werfen Schwäne, [...]
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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Monday, December 24th, 2018
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Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!
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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Kiel: Wellsee Südost [1727_1_11n]
 2 Grey Herons 
 2 Common Cuckoos 
 1 Whinchat 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 1 Eurasian Wigeon 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Red-throated Diver 
Data coming from an observation list 24 Northern Gannets 
Data coming from an observation list 4 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Arctic Skua 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Whiskered Tern 
Feldmark W Delingsdorf [2227_3_55n]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Timmerhorner Teich / Ostteich
 1 Mute Swan 
 5 Tufted Ducks 
 2 Red-necked Grebes 
Holm-Nord [2324_3_41n]
 × Barnacle Geese 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Kleientnahmestelle Wedeler Marsch
 2 Black-necked Grebes 
Pinneberg [2324_2_18s]
 × Barnacle Geese 
Wedel N [2424_1_03n]
 ≥500 Barnacle Geese 
Negenharrie-Fiefharrie [1826_3_35n]
 3 Common Cranes 
Bahrenfeld / Groß Flottbek [2425_1_13s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
LSG "Trebeltal" S Wotenick [2043_4_50n]
 2 Eurasian Bitterns 
 2 Common Cuckoos 
 1 Eurasian Penduline Tit 
 3 Savi's Warblers 
Trebeltal SW Nehringen [2042_2_10n]
 1 Black Woodpecker 
 1 River Warbler 
 1 Barred Warbler 
Wietzow - Dorf
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Boizenburg: Elbe u. Vorland 1 [2630_1_13s]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Altstrelitz, Feldflur SO [2644_4_48s]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 1 Corn Bunting 
Neustrelitz, Schmidtsee [2644_4_57n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Neustrelitz [2644_4_48n]
 2 Corn Buntings 
NP FSL, Lüttenhagen, Feldflur SW [2646_3_33s]
 2 Common Goldeneyes 
Neubrandenburg, Mühlenteich Hinterste Mühle
 4 Common Goldeneyes 
 3 Grey Wagtails 
Neubrandenburg, Kiessee / Kiesgrube Hinterste Mühle
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 1 Little Ringed Plover 
 1 Common Tern 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
 1 Great Reed Warbler 
Grimmen Mitte [1844_3_53n]
 1 Crested Lark 
Tribsees, Torfstiche N [1842_4_56s]
 1 Western Osprey 
Schönwolder Moor West [2332_3_32s]
 1 Black Woodpecker 
Schönwolder Moor [2332_3_43n]
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Groß Stubben [1645_4_48s]
 1 Thrush Nightingale 
Norden [2409_1_14s]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Jaderberg West
 1 White Stork 
Wehrder-Lichtenberg / Schlüterdeich [2716_4_58s]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Braunschweig [3629_3_31s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
NSG "BS Okeraue" Steinhof
 2 Mute Swans 
 ~20 Gadwalls 
 2 Eurasian Teals 
 4 Garganeys 
 3 Tufted Ducks 
 1 Grey Heron 
 2 White Storks 
 1 Red Kite 
 2 Pied Avocets  
 3 Little Ringed Plovers 
 1 Common Sandpiper 
 3 Common Redshanks 
 1 Curlew Sandpiper 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 2 Eurasian Penduline Tits 
Berenscher Forst Nord [2117_4_47n]
 ≥1000 Barnacle Geese 
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 White Stork 
 1 Woodlark 
Burgwall / Altenwalder Heide [2117_4_48n]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Cuxhaven-Zentrum Nord [2118_1_12s]
 ~450 Barnacle Geese 
Dünenhof Berensch
 ~70 Barnacle Geese 
E Aufurth [3317_1_23n]
 1 Common Quail 
E Dönsel [3317_3_32s]
 1 Montagu's Harrier 
Duderstadt [4427_3_53s]
 1 Whinchat 
Feldmark Reinshof [4525_2_06n]
 1 Common Quail 
Feldmark Reinshof [4425_4_56s]
 1 Common Nightingale 
Feldmark Geismar-Süd [4425_4_58s]
 1 Common Redstart 
Gö.-Geismar [4425_4_57n]
 1 Eurasian Collared Dove 
Gö.-Südstadt [4425_4_46s]
 2 Common Redstarts 
Gö.-Weende [4425_2_27n]
 1 Common Redstart   
Göttingen [4425_4_36s]
 10 Mute Swans 
 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Göttinger Kiessee
 8 Greylag Geese 
 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Göttingen [4425_4_56n]
 1 Icterine Warbler 
Kiesgrube Reinshof
 ≥7 Great Crested Grebes 
 ≥1 Little Ringed Plover 
 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Leinepark Göttingen
 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Levinpark
 × Greylag Geese 
nordöstl. Niedernjesa [4525_2_07s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 Icterine Warbler 
 1 Common Nightingale 
Rosdorf [4425_3_55s]
 1 Icterine Warbler 
 1 Common Nightingale 
H-Ricklingen: ehem. Wassergewinnungsgelände [3624_1_25s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
H: Maschsee Südufer
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
 2 Little Ringed Plovers 
 4 Common Sandpipers 
H: Maschsee gesamt
 2 Black Terns 
nordöstl. Groß Berkel [3921_2_20s]
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Lopausee
 8 Common Sandpipers 
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Auf dem Specken / S Wissingen [3715_1_23s]
 1 Common Redstart 
E Wellinger Berg [3715_1_03n]
 1 Little Owl 
Halle / Schloß Ledenburg [3715_3_35s]
 1 Icterine Warbler 
Werscher Welle / Auf der Heide [3715_3_34n]
 3 Icterine Warblers 
NABU-Weiden Bockhorster Moor
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Kirchlinteln [3022_1_14n]
 1 Red Kite 
NSG Rethmoorsee [1065]
 20 Greylag Geese 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 1 Northern Raven 
Westl. Rethmoorsee [2627_3_45n]
 1 Woodlark 
Petersfehn I NW
 1 Common Quail 
Wörlitz, Radehochsee [4140_4_38n]
 1 Black Tern 
Feldflur Senzke-Liepe [3341_4_36s]
 10 Mute Swans 
 1 Ortolan Bunting 
Feldflur N Damme [3341_3_45n]
 6 Common Cranes 
 1 Great Reed Warbler 
 1 Corn Bunting 
Feldflur Damme-Nennhausen [3341_3_53n]
 1 Great Reed Warbler 
Feldflur Kriele-Damme [3341_3_35s]
 1 Corn Bunting 
 1 Ortolan Bunting 
Schugetal E Caule [4047_4_60s]
 1 Black Woodpecker 
Rudow [2835_3_51n]
 1 Western Osprey 
Feldflur NE Mönchehof [2649_4_40s]
Documentation with the AKBB required 2 Eurasian Dotterels 
Feuchtfläche Gatow
 2 Garganeys 
 1 Water Rail 
 1 Little Ringed Plover 
 2 Common Redshanks 
 2 Dunlins 
 3 Black Terns 
 1 Common Tern 
Fiddichower Polder 10 Mitte [2852_3_51s]
 1 Bearded Reedling 
Grenz [2650_3_32s]
 2 Barred Warblers 
Lychen [2745_4_49s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Schäfersee (Reinickendorf)
 ≥2 Great Crested Grebes 
Köcker Wald
 1 Common Quail 
Annaberger Feld
Data coming from an observation list 3 Grey Herons 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Northern Wheatear 
Gräfte Burg Vischering
 ≥2 Mute Swans 
 4 Canada Geese 
 1 White Stork 
Lüdinghausen Mitte [4210_2_17s]
 2 Grey Herons 
Schleiden [5405_1_01n]
 1 Black Woodpecker 
Füllenbruch: Westteil
 1 White Stork 
Glindfeld, Hesseberg [4717_4_60s]
 2 European Pied Flycatchers 
Großer Buttenberg, SE Hoppecke [4617_2_20s]
 1 European Stonechat 
Madfeld (N), Prinzknapp [4518_3_34n]
 1 European Stonechat 
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Born: West [4121_1_22s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Ottbergen: Ost [4221_4_59n]
 8 Tufted Ducks 
Aasee Münster: neuer Teil
 1 Great Crested Grebe 
Aasee Münster: renaturierter Teil
 1 Grey Heron 
MS-St. Mauritz S [4012_1_21s]
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
Sportpark Sentruper Höhe / Mühlenhof
 2 White Storks 
Marienloh [4218_2_28n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Burgsteinfurt Ortslage Zentrum S [3810_3_31n]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
NSG "Schwanheimer Düne"
 1 Whinchat 
NSG Pfaffensee
 ≥200 Greylag Geese 
 3 Common Shelducks 
 1 Northern Shoveler 
 ≥4 Red-necked Grebes 
 1 Common Sandpiper 
Volkmarsen, St. Marienkirche
 2 Eurasian Collared Doves 
 2 Common Redstarts 
Aßlar-Werdorf (Süd-Ost u. Berghausen Nord) [5416_2_06n]
 1 Black Kite 
 2 Common Redstarts 
Haiger-Sechshelden Dachsbauseite [5215_1_24s]
 1 Whinchat 
Kiesgrube Niederwald: Surfsee
 2 Black-necked Grebes 
Kiesgrube Niederwald: Auskiesung nördl. K32
Verification pendingDocumentation with the AKH required 1 Great Northern Diver 
Engenhahn
 1 Common Nightingale 
Frauensteiner Berg/Märchenland [5915_1_11s]
 1 Eurasian Golden Oriole 
 1 Common Nightingale 
Mendig [5609_2_29n]
 1 Common Nightingale 
NSG "Thürer Wiesen"
 3 Great Egrets 
 7 Grey Herons 
 1 Black Kite 
 2 Common Sandpipers 
 1 Eurasian Golden Oriole 
 12 Eurasian Reed Warblers 
 1 Common Nightingale 
Kiesgrube Rümmelsheim II
 1 European Turtle Dove 
Sandgrube Münster-Sarmsheim
 1 Little Ringed Plover 
 3 European Turtle Doves 
 5 Melodious Warblers 
Nikolaus-Koch-Platz
 1 Eurasian Collared Dove 
Blieskastel/Mimbach [6709_4_46n]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 Common Nightingale 
Bliesmengen-Bolchen [6808_4_38n]
 1 Black Kite 
 1 Eurasian Wryneck 
Europäischer Kulturpark Reinheim
 6 White Storks 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 Eurasian Golden Oriole 
Reinheim [6809_3_31s]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Düppenweiler [6506_4_46s]
 1 Common Redstart 
O Bübingen [6808_1_14n]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
NSG "Lange Grube"
 5 White Storks 
Riedlingen [7823_1_01n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Eschbach [8111_2_07n]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Grey Herons 
Data coming from an observation list 10 Sand Martins 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Melodious Warbler 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Corn Buntings 
Eschbach [8011_4_57s]
Data coming from an observation list 7 European Turtle Doves 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Common Cuckoos 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Melodious Warbler 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Corn Buntings 
Eschbach [8011_4_58s]
Data coming from an observation list 5 Melodious Warblers 
Hartheim [8011_4_58n]
Data coming from an observation list 1 European Stonechat 
Data coming from an observation list 0 Corn Bunting 
Schwanenweiher Breisach
 2 Common Kingfishers 
Dossenheim Weinberge
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Ettlingen [7016_3_35n]
Data coming from an observation list 1 White-throated Dipper 
Hambrücken [6817_1_14n]
 1 Whinchat 
Mooswald [8219_4_46s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 Grey-headed Woodpecker 
Radolfzell Streuhau [8219_4_38s]
 43 Greylag Geese 
Radolfzeller Aachried, Dorfzelg[8219_4_46n]
 ≥3 Common Cuckoos 
 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 
 1 Eurasian Golden Oriole 
 ≥5 Common Nightingales 
Rielasingen-Worblingen [8218_4_40s]
 1 Grey-headed Woodpecker 
 1 Wood Warbler 
Sielmann-Weiher
 1 Eurasian Golden Oriole 
 1 European Stonechat 
Horrheim Gausberg [7019_2_09s]
 1 White Stork 
Todtnau [8113_4_50s]
 8 Red Crossbills 
Argen-Stau Hiltensweiler
 5 Common Mergansers 
Bad Säckingen [8413_2_27s]
 1 Tawny Owl 
Leutershausen [6728_1_15s]
 2 Eurasian Curlews 
Mittelstetten: Klärteiche Ost
 4 Northern Lapwings 
 2 Little Ringed Plovers 
Rain [7231_4_59s]
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 Red Kite 
 1 Common Nightingale 
Rain [7231_4_58s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
NSG Amp N Garnbach bis Eichbühl S
 8 Common Mergansers 
Ohlstadt NO/Hagrain [8333_3_35s]
Data coming from an observation list 1 Grey Heron 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Eurasian Collared Dove 
Data coming from an observation list 1 White-throated Dipper 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Eurasian Siskin 
Wallgau Ort/Finzbachmündung [8433_4_48s]
 16 Eurasian Siskins 
Burgheim [7232_3_41s]
 13 Greylag Geese 
Rennertshofen [7232_3_31s]
 ≥180 Mute Swans 
Großer Alpsee-W [8426_2_20s]
 4 Great Crested Grebes 
Ampermoos_Mitte[7932_2_09n]
 5 Gadwalls 
Feldflur O Hundelshausen [6028_4_47n]
 1 Western Osprey 
Gessenteich
Data coming from an observation list 2 Mute Swans 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Little Grebes 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Western Marsh Harriers 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Common Cuckoos 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Woodlark 
Data coming from an observation list 1 European Stonechat 
Großer Teich Kauern
Data coming from an observation list 2 Tufted Ducks 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Cuckoo 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler 
Mühltal
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Mechterstädt [5029_3_41n]
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
Teiche St. Kilian
 9 Tufted Ducks 
 1 Common Moorhen 

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