Red kites, raven and storm in Germany


This 2013 video shows grey seals off Greifswalder Oie island, in the Baltic Sea off the German coast.

On 5 October 2016, we were supposed to sail from Rügen island to the smaller Greifswalder Oie.

On Greifswalder Oie is a bird ringing station.

However, storm meant we never went to Rügen, let alone Greifswalder Oie.

Even in the inland river harbour of Kamp village, the storm brough many waves and much rain. So, after 4 October, on 5 October the ship stayed at Kamp.

Near the harbour, great cormorants swimming. A grey heron flying.

The storm is from the north-east. That helps most birds on autumn migration now. We saw barn swallows. And a flock of starlings.

A sea eagle flying.

On the ground, a parasol mushroom.

Twice, a red kite flies past.

And just before we arrived back at the harbour, a raven flew.

Great cormorant drying wings, Germany 5 October 2016

Storm or no storm, rain or shine, like yesterday, still many great cormorants around their nesting colony.

Great egrets, Germany, 5 October 2016

Like yesterday, most cranes had left the wetland where they had slept. But there were still plenty of other birds, like great egrets and ducks.

Birch trees, 5 October 2016

Storm or no storm, rain or shine, like yesterday, still many birch trees.

Footpath, 5 October 2016

Storm or no storm, rain or shine, like yesterday, the old railway track, now footpath, was still there.

Beaver traces, 5 October 2016

Storm or no storm, rain or shine, like yesterday, the traces of beavers gnawing on trees were still there.

Beaver traces, on 5 October 2016

Fallen birch trees, 5 October 2016

Finally, beautiful mushrooms. I wish I knew which species. But there are thousands of fungi species …

Mushrooms, 5 October 2016

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2 thoughts on “Red kites, raven and storm in Germany

  1. Pingback: Sea eagles, cormorants, goldcrests and storm in Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Many cranes, hooded crows of Rügen island, Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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