Tuesday, 31 August 2010

August 2010 Danish Bird News

Hereby August 2010 Danish bird news

The 15th Great Shearwater for Denmark was videofilmed off Kullen,Skåne, Sweden for an hour on 25th before being relocated at fourNordsjælland watchpoints from Gilleleje to Liseleje during 18:01 to20:45 hours when darkness set in. A dead raresummer British Storm-petrel was found far inland at Hjerl Hede,Vestjylland on 26th. A moulting adult Collared Pratincole was atMargrethekog, Sønderjylland on 14th before migrating south intoGermany. An adult female Thick-knee was at Borreby Mose, Vestsjællandduring 31st July to 2nd August. A moulting adult Red-necked Stint wasat Skagen, Nordjylland for just two hours on 11th - it was only the 2ndDanish record. A putative adult Semipalmated Sandpiper wasphotographed at BygholmVejle, Nordjylland during 16th-18th (3rd record). An adult TerekSandpiper was near Stege, Møn on 8th. The 1st Glaucous-winged Gull,still 5th cal, returned to winter at Århus Harbor, Østjylland on 27th- will it be twitchable there for the next seven months to thebenefit of WP listers? The first Roller foreight years, a moulting adult, was at Grødby, Bornholm during18th-20th before being relocated far north inland near Värnamo,Småland, Sweden on 21st. The first Alpine Swift for eight years wasnear Hundested, Nordsjælland briefly on two occations on 22nd.

Also August records included the summering/escaped adult Red-breasted Goose still at Margrethekog, Sønderjylland, four Red-crested Pochardsat the sole breeding site at Maribosøerne, Lolland, one adult andthree hybrid Ferruginous Ducks (perhaps all returning birds) atMaribosøerne, Lolland, a perhaps escaped eclipse drake Buffleheadagain at Gurresø, Nordsjælland on 27th-28th (following 3 or 4 records now,the species is still not on the Danish list), up to five BalearicShearwaters at Skagen, Nordjylland during 2th-9th and 26th, eightGreat White Egrets, two Little Egrets, just two Black Storks, twoLesser Spotted Eagles, five Great Snipes, just six Long-tailed Skuas,just two (adult) Sabine's Gulls, two adult Gull-billed Terns, sevenWhite-winged Black Terns, 11 Baltic Gulls, three Hoopoes, just threeBee-eaters, up to five Crested Larks at Hirtshals, Nordjyllandfollowing a surprice breeding there (on 29th) along with an adult atRønne, Bornholm during 15th-22nd, the summering, moulting adultShort-toed Lark still at Harboør Tange, Vestjylland during 3rd-15th, avery early Red-throated Pipit past Grødby, Bornholm on 19th followedby one on 31st, foursinging Savi's Warblers, just two Barred Warblers, one Red-breastedFlycatcher and just three Ortolan Buntings.

Source: DOFbasen.dk

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