Thursday, October 16, 2014

more Helgoland

Olive-backed Pipit, Ostklippe
More impression from last weekend, with nice weather, many birds and many birders. I dipped the Dipper and the day after I returned home there were Alpine Swift and Desert Wheatear. I might have a retry for the latter soon:-)
only a few Snow Buntings were seen, probably due to the warm weather

there were still many Northern Wheatears on the island

eastern Lesser Whitethroat @Nordseehalle
same bird showing tail and wing
this Blätterkönig found one of the few pine trees on the island
Belegfoto of Pomarine Skua, a good one on the birdrace
the Pectoral Sandpiper on Dune, only the fifth record on Helgoland
a superb Olive-backed Pipit gave a great show on Ostklippe
Blätterkönig again
the same bird
"arctic"-looking Willow Warbler
Yellowhammer @Sudhafengelande
Reed Bunting NOGelande
eastern Lesser Whitetroat @Unterland, photographed from my window
this "pale-legged" leaf-warbler caused come confusion @Bunte Kuh
Jack Snipe landing in not so typical habitat
large flock of Brambling and Chaffinch @Kringel
Shore Lark Dune
the Paddyfield-Booted-Garden Warbler @Kringel :-)
Blätterkönig again!
PecSand twitch