9 February 2019
Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) visiting NE Poland again. This time bird staying near Siemianowka Reservoir at Leonowicze village. It was first discovered on 3 Fab by A.Sacharewicz and since visited by numerous birders. The Owl hunts early morning and the disappears for a day to come back in the evening. It is 5th record in NE Poland if Im correct.
17 April 2018
First regional SUBALPINE WARBLER (Sylvia cantillans) recorded in Hajnowka by Neil Donaghy.
Pair of Ferruginous Ducks at Dojlidy fish ponds - rare visitor here. Birds were observed quite close with some hints of possible breeding.
Geese arrived in big flocks to Biebrza Valley. Water level also unusually high. Some nice birds like Red-breasted Goose accompanying the White-fronts.
Syrain Woodpecker in Bialystok town spotted at electrical posts
Great Northern Diver at Siemianowka Reservoir (P.Bialomyzy, R.Szczech)
Blackwinged Pratincole near Czemierniki/Lubelskie. Bird remains here for more than two weeks.
Nesthole of White-backed Woodpecker in Knyszynska Forest near Surazkowo. Late breeding.
Two Little Bitterns in Bialystok at Octowa Street
Two Black-winged Stilts near Mscichy/Biebrza Marshes
Black-winged Stilt at Rutkowskie/Biebrza Marshes
Numerous Ruff in Biebrza Marshes/Brzostowo. Little Stint, Greenshank and Hen Harrier also there. Green Woodpecker near Wizna
Great Snipes arrived to Grodek area. Little Owl also present there in a block of flats
Mediterranean Gull at Dojlidy fish-ponds
Single Avocet near Wizna/Narew Valley. Rare visitor in NE Poland.
Numbers of Geese exceptionally high with several rarities including Pink-footed Geese, Red-breasted and Barnacle. Single Black Grouses displaying by Belarus border at their leks. Spring migrants mostly came back before average dates
Geese and Ducks arrived to Biebrza Marshes. Two Barnacle Geese near Burzyn and 14 Bewick Swans near Brzostowo. Water level quite high despite warm winter
Three-toed Woodpecker in Krzemianka Reserve (Knyszynska Forest)
Spring migration already started. Lapwings, Skylarks even single White Wagtail arrived to Hajnowka. Partly frozen Siemianowka Lake attracted 39 White-tailed Eagles
9 January 2016
Wintering Quail near Ostrow Polnocny / Krynki area. Bird remaing at a plantation of chokeberry.
Previous years tagged "fotonotes en" - 2015