Monday, March 28, 2016


Impression of yesterday afternoon at Eemshaven, the early migrants start to arrive! The few bushes left in the area were occupied by many Robins, Chiffchaff and few Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest and Firecrest, and some of them were confiding tame.

Chiffchaff with 2 Robins in the background
This Chiffchaff appeared very grey, almost like a Garden Warbler. The bird did not call so cannot be identified with certainty but it looks very Siberian.
same bird, note the blackish feet
Firecrest is always nice!
different bird in better light
note the flaming colour of the centre crown
same bird
and then 2 Cranes approached from the south, luckily they could gain some height before crossing the windmills
Cranes really do not like flying over the sea but the strong southern wind forced them to cross the Wadden Sea. They left towards Borkum