German Baltic coastal birds and water buffalo

Greifswald harbour, 2 October 2016

On 2 October 2016, our first full day after our arrival in Germany on 1 October, we woke up on board of our ship in the harbour of Greifswald town.

A great black-backed gull on the top of a ship’s mast. A kestrel flying. A black redstart singing.

An old tower near the harbour, a relic of the now disappeared city wall of Greifswald.

Greifswald, old tower near harbour, 2 October, 2016

A grey heron on the harbour bank.

We went to the coastal area north of Greifswald.

From the car I see hooded crows, and groups of starlings and gray lag geese.

We arrive at the Karrendorfer Wiesen nature reserve.

Karrendorfer Wiesen, 2 October 2016

A dunlin flock.

We walk to a hide.

Hide, 2 October 2016

From the hide: two great egrets flying. Three years ago, in Pomerania, was the first ever nest in Germany of that species.

Pintail ducks. Teal. A goshawk tries to catch ducks.

Far away, a sea eagle.

A great cormorant flies.

We pass a place where during this autumn migration season some 50-70 meadow pipits spend the night.

Bearded reedling sounds from the reed beds.

A marsh harrier flies.

Karrendorfer Wiesen on 2 October 2016

The weather is cloudy, but dry.

Karrendorfer Wiesen on 2 October-2016

Some water buffalo graze here, to prevent the area from becoming overgrown.

Water buffalo, 2 October 2016

We approach Koos island, linked to the continent by a causeway.

Stay tuned!

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