As I wrote, on 6 October 2016 we arrived in the harbour of Peenemünde in east Germany. We walked to a park not so far away. There, we saw in the bushes various goldcrests, like the one on this photo; looking for insects to feed on. October is autumn migration time for goldcrests. Many arrive then in Germany from northern or eastern Europe.
Peenemünde was notorious in World War II for its base of V1 and V2 nazi weapons. We had passed the big military building; now a museum.
Past the park, we walked to the shore. Great cormorants resting along the water. Behind us, mainly coniferous trees; with, again, goldcrests.
On the way back, a fly agaric mushroom.
The great cormorants were still there. But by then, a white-tailed eagle kept them company. Just like October is migration time for Europe’s smallest birds, goldcrests; it is also migration time for these sea eagles, the biggest birds of northern Europe.
A bit later, the eagle flew away.
But the cormorants stayed.
We went back to the ship. Tomorrow, on 7 October, we would sail the Baltic Sea. So, stay tuned!