Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yellow-browed Warbler and Helgoland

Succeeded today in what seemed impossible last weekend on Helgoland; a decent record-shot of a Yellow-browed Warbler. This one favoured a small garden in a village in Groningen.

Last weekend we found several Yellow-broweds and a Red-breasted Flycatcher on Helgoland but all were real skulkers. In contrast, the waders on Dune were very tame and approached to within a few meters.
Ringed Plover
and with a Sanderling

And some more images from Helgoland, other records included 2 MedGulls, Firecrest, Merlin, Arctic Skuas and Black Guillemots.

Sparrowhawk hunting along Kringel
Stonechat showing tail, for sure not a casp
best view of YB
exciting numbers of wagtails, pipits and wheatears at Kringel, all feeding on kelp-flies
Meadow Pipit
migrating Richard's Pipit at an area we used to know as Sudhafengelande