We arrived on Koos island in Germany on 2 October 2016. We saw these Uckermark cattle there. This cattle breed was originally reared in 1972, the German Democratic Republic time. They are good for stopping marshy areas from over growing.
This German video is about Koos island.
Warden Roland Abraham told us about birds which had nested on Koos in 2016. These were the nesting couples numbers:
6-8 corn bunting
1 ringed plover
1 little ringed plover
2 red-breasted merganser
22 northern lapwing
10-15 bearded reedling
7-10 water rail
1-2 short-eared owl
As for migratory birds, staying there in the fall of 2015, the numbers of individuals were:
We see a wigeon flying. And two shelducks flying.
Ringed plovers and dunlin on the ground.
A Caspian tern flies past.
As we walk back, a young bearded reedling in a reed bed.
A whitethroat on a bush. Probably, this bird is on migration.
On the horizon, a church tower.
Our guides hoped to see corn buntings, but I did not see any.
We have lunch at the home of Hans Joosten, a Dutch ecology professor living here. He tells us about his activities in restoring peat bog biodiversity in various countries.
In the afternoon, we see a sea eagle on a tree.
In a coastal tidal zone, we see an adult and a juvenile Caspian tern.
Then, in Wampen village, 15:55: house sparrows.
This video shows an aerial view of Wampen and Greifswald.
16:10, Greifswald harbour: a black-headed gull.
Then, to Wieck harbour, where our ship had arrived meanwhile.
A great black-backed gull on top of a wind vane.
A magpie flying.