BIRD NEWS

Birding update from NE Poland, frequently refreshed.

3 April
Pair of Ferruginous Ducks at Dojlidy fish ponds - rare visitor here. Birds were observed quite close with some hints of possible breeding.


26 March
Geese arrived in big flocks to Biebrza Valley. Water level also unusually high. Some nice birds like Red-breasted Goose accompanying the White-fronts.


16 February
Syrain Woodpecker in Bialystok town spotted at electrical posts


16 November
Great Northern Diver at Siemianowka Reservoir (P.Bialomyzy, R.Szczech)


3 September
Blackwinged Pratincole near Czemierniki/Lubelskie. Bird remains here for more than two weeks.



21 May
Nesthole of White-backed Woodpecker in Knyszynska Forest near Surazkowo. Late breeding.
Two Little Bitterns in Bialystok at Octowa Street

11 May
Two Black-winged Stilts near Mscichy/Biebrza Marshes

27 April
Black-winged Stilt at Rutkowskie/Biebrza Marshes

24 April
Numerous Ruff in Biebrza Marshes/Brzostowo. Little Stint, Greenshank and Hen Harrier also there. Green Woodpecker near Wizna





5 April
Great Snipes arrived to Grodek area. Little Owl also present there in a block of flats

4 April
Mediterranean Gull at Dojlidy fish-ponds

2 April
Single Avocet near Wizna/Narew Valley. Rare visitor in NE Poland.


26 March
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


28 February
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




21 February
Three-toed Woodpecker in Krzemianka Reserve (Knyszynska Forest)


13 February
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

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