Friday, 30 July 2010

The Dutch Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus in Swinoujscie

Recently the Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) was observed at Swinoujscie seawall. It's the most femouse seawall among polish birdwatchers at coast. There were observed birds like: Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and lot's of rare birds (for Poland of course :) ) [see the Clanga webiste for details].

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Dutch Eurasian Oystercatcher

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) has ringed in West Pomerania

Rare view in a mistnet. Especially in West Pomerania where we have just few breeding pairs of the Hoopoe. We will see if the bird come back to the same place next year.

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

Monday, 19 July 2010

The young Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) has already flown north

Last friday i took my pontoon and voyaged around Miedwie lake. Mainly i've tried to detect a roosting place of starlings and swallows (observed few days earlier thousands of birds flew to a reed). I was suprissed when i saw a young Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans). You can say nothing special in Poland, but ok it's breeding in the south of our at least must flew about 200-300 km. Anyway i'll find out it soon, becouse the bird had yellow, plastic ring with code PUHP (for 99% ringed by Jacek Betleja)

fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Gull & Tern colony under water

Lots of time till i wrote sth on the blog. I will try to be better.

As you may hear on the TV or read on the Internet, we had the flood on the May 2010 in Poland. The two bigest rivers Odra and Wisla flooded. Unlucky not even homes, buldings and fields have been waterlogged. The bigest gull and tern colony on Odra river - "Bielinek" flooded with nets, eggs and small chicks.

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Bielinek bird colony
fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

This year brood there:
- 3 nests of Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
- about 2000 pairs of Blackheaded Gull (Larus ridibundus)
- about 200 pairs of Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
- pair of Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) (just several breeding pairs in whole Poland)

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Mediterranean Gull's nest

BTW Zbyszek Kajzer with Lukasz Lawicki colourringed there 3 ad. Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) on the 23th May 2010. One of the bird had already the metal ring IA 108355 Hiddensee.

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer
fot. Zbyszek Kajzer