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Breeding success of Bewick’s Swans in 2022 – High proportion of juveniles at low total count
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Monday, January 30th, 2023

Büsum: Hafen
 ~12 
Common Goldeneyes 
Büsum: Sandstrand (VD122) [1819_3_31s]
 ~10 
Common Goldeneyes 
 1 
Long-eared Owl 
 
Hillgroven [1719_3_43n]
 48 
Whooper Swans 
Reinsbüttel [1819_1_05s]
 86 
Whooper Swans 
HL: Mühlenteich
 4 
Little Grebes 
Schellbruch: Große Lagune
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
 3 
Smews 
Schellbruch: Süßwasserteich
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Breitenberg östlich [2023_4_50n]
 18 
Whooper Swans 
 16 
Tundra Swans 
Breitenberg südlich [2023_4_49s]
 8 
Whooper Swans 
 33 
Tundra Swans 
Moordiek [2023_4_50s]
 57 
Whooper Swans 
 12 
Tundra Swans 
Peissen [1923_4_47n]
 2 
Canada Geese 
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
Kiel: Moorsee Süd [1726_2_29n]
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
Kiel: Ostseekai
 2 
Common Moorhens 
Kiel: Reventloubrücke
 1 
Little Grebe 
Kiel: Universitätsbrücke
 1 
Little Grebe 
Bredstedt [1319_4_49s]
 ~10 
Common Mergansers 
 
ETS: Schlickkoog/ Oldenkoog Friedrichstadt [1620_2_18s]
 1 
Great Egret 
Föhr-Wyk [1317_1_12n]
 6 
Snow Buntings 
Hauke-Haien-Koog Südbecken (FN33)
 7 
Hen Harriers 
Nordstrand [1419_3_55s]
 1 
Great Grey Shrike 
Ockholmer Westerkoog (FN4)
 2 
Whooper Swans 
 5 
Smews 
 1 
Little Gull 
St. Peter: Wittendün [1617_4_60s]
 2 
Great Egrets 
 1 
Eurasian Collared Dove 
Sylt: Hörnum-Hafen
 4 
Long-tailed Ducks 
 1 
Black Guillemot 
 
Sylt: Rantumbecken Schönungsteich
 2 
Little Grebes 
Nütschau Nord [2127_4_50n]
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Traveniederung: nordöstlich Tralau[2127_4_40n]
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Ahrensbök [2029_2_09s]
 12 
Whooper / Tundra Swans 
Gremersdorf, offshore [1631_1_15s]
 3 
Snow Buntings 
HL: Petroleumhafen [2030_3_52s]
 38 
Gadwalls 
 1 
Common Moorhen 
Ostsee: Fehmarn, Wallnau N [1532_1_01s]
 1 
Eurasian Woodcock 
Wennsee
 1 
Smew 
Grüner Damm, Holmerberg [2323_4_50s]
 1 
Great Egret 
Hetlinger Deich [2323_4_48n]
 5 
Great Egrets 
Hörner Au-Niederung [2124_1_12n]
 213 
Tundra Swans 
Hörner Au-Niederung [2124_1_02s]
 291 
Tundra Swans 
Großer Binnensee: Lippe [1629_4_39s]
 22 
Great Egrets 
Hohwacht (Ostsee), offshore [1629_2_30s]
 1 
Pink-footed Goose 
 3 
Velvet Scoters 
 85 
Red-breasted Mergansers 
 1 
Red-necked Grebe 
 30 
Razorbills 
Hohwacht (Ostsee) [1629_4_50n]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Hohwacht (Ostsee) [1630_3_41s]
 1 
Common Redshank 
 14 
Sanderlings 
Kleiner Binnensee
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Laboe: Ehrenmal [1527_3_54n]
 16 
Gadwalls 
Ostsee: Hohwachter Bucht, Hohwacht östlich [1630_3_42s]
 1 
Velvet Scoter 
 ≥27 
Little Grebes 
Schwanensee
 8 
Common Mergansers 
Schwentine: Preetz, Kirchseeabfluss
 ~50 
Canada Geese 
Sehlendorfer Binnensee: Broek
 ~30 
Canada Geese 
 1 
Eurasian Curlew 
 6 
Sanderlings 
Sehlendorfer Binnensee: Beobachtungsplattform Rundblick (gesamt)
 ≥1 
Common Pochard 
 ≥2 
Smews 
 4 
Eurasian Curlews 
Aschau: Lagune
 1 
Smew 
 
Fuhlenau-Niederung[1824_4_48s]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Steinau: östlich Grove [2429_3_41n]
 1 
Common Merganser 
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Heidmoorniederung Steinhorst [1929_3_41n]
Documentation with the AK-SH/HH required 1 
Golden Eagle 
Kaltenkirchen: Brook [2125_4_47s]
 2 
Common Mergansers 
Norderbeste W Tönningstedt [2127_3_54n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
ETS: Bergenhusen östl. [1622_1_11n]
 ~80 
Whooper Swans 
 ~250 
Tundra Swans 
Alster, Teetzpark
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Altona-Nord [2425_2_27n]
 1 
Western Marsh Harrier 
Außenmühlenteich / Marmstorf [2525_4_39n]
 1 
Canada Goose 
 1 
Common Merganser 
Eichtalpark
 ≥2 
Common Kingfishers 
Klövensteen und Rissener Feldmark [2324_4_57n]
 1 
Northern Raven 
Pulverhofpark und -teich
 1 
Northern Goshawk 
Rissen [2424_2_06s]
 1 
Northern Raven 
Tonndorf, Ostender Teich
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Feldflur S Gersdorf/Biendorfer Tannen O [1936_1_14n]
 1 
Red Kite 
Feldflur SW Beselin [1939_3_33n]
 1 
Rough-legged Buzzard 
Lohmen W [2338_2_06s]
 × 
Common Mergansers 
Nebel, Bützow-Güstrow-Kanal Parumer Schleuse
 0 
White-throated Dipper 
Innenstadt [1946_1_03n]
 1 
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 3 
Long-eared Owls 
Ryck: Eisenhammer bis Spülfeld
 1-2 
Eurasian Bitterns 
 
Ryck: Steinbecker Brücke bis Eisenhammer
 6 
Twites 
Wismar, Mittelwendorf [2034_4_56s]
 11 
Gadwalls 
Möllenbeck / Feldflur SW [2646_1_01s]
 1 
Northern Goshawk 
Neubrandenburg, Uferpromenade 3 / Jachthafen [2445_4]
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
 2 
Common Mergansers 
 1 
Little Grebe 
Neubrandenburg, Ölmühlenbach-Forelle [2445_1]
 1 
Common Merganser 
 3 
Little Grebes 
 
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Neubrandenburg, Reitbahnsee [2445_2]
 1 
Water Rail 
Neubrandenburg, Uferpromenade 5 / Augustabad [2445_4]
 1 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Bresewitz O [1542_3_52s]
 1 
Peregrine Falcon 
Dömitzow [1845_2_06n]
 1 
Red Kite 
Kuhlrader Holz-West [1840_2_08n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Richtenberger See W [1843_1_03n]
 ≥13 
Smews 
Tarnewitz, Mündungsgebiet Tarnewitzer Bach
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Vogelsang [2035_2_18n]
 2 
European Stonechats 
Wohlenberger Wiek [2033_2_16s]
 27 
Little Grebes 
Zierow [2034_3_43s]
 1 
European Green Woodpecker 
 2 
Black Woodpeckers 
Heideberge NW Neu Dargelin [1946_3_43s]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
 1 
Great Grey Shrike 
Lassan, Teufelsberg [2049_3_32s]
 1 
Snow Bunting 
Mesekenhagen SO [1845_4_40n]
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
NSG "Südspitze Gnitz"
 1 
Black Woodpecker 
Riemserort [1846_1_11n]
 1 
Great Egret 
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Wangelkow [2048_4_60n]
 10 
Smews 
 8 
White-tailed Eagles 
Wangelkow, Wald N [2048_4_50s]
 1 
Red Kite 
Bodden bei Schleuse Lietzow
 2 
Gadwalls 
Gagerner Wald [1545_2_30n]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Glowe, offshore [1446_2_20n]
 4 
Red-breasted Mergansers 
Goor [1647_3_32n]
 1 
Black Woodpecker 
Hiddensee: Gellen-Nord [1544_1_05s]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Hiddensee: Plogshagen [1444_4_46s]
 3 
White-tailed Eagles 
Königshörn [1446_2_19n]
 3 
Red-breasted Mergansers 
Mittelsee bei Spyker
 38 
Gadwalls 
 1 
Smew 
Schaprode-Süd [1445_3_51n]
 7 
Canada Geese 
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Spyckerscher See-West [1446_2_30n]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Steinort/Hafen Schaprode
 33 
Canada Geese 
Wald westlich Campingplatz Pritzwald
 1 
Eurasian Woodcock 
Uecker, Fischtreppe Torgelow
 1 
White-throated Dipper (ssp. cinclus) 
Norderney: Südstrandpolder
 ≥2 
Common Goldeneyes 
 ≥2 
Little Grebes 
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Norderney: Hafen
 ≥2 
Little Grebes 
Siersmeer [2509_4_59s]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Gellener Helmer [2816_1_11s]
 1 
Red-breasted Goose 
 
Moorweiden [2816_1_02n]
 6 
Great Egrets 
 3 
Hen Harriers 
 
NSG Moorhauser Polder
 8 
Great Egrets 
 1 
Caspian Gull 
 ≥4 
Water Pipits 
Strandbad Sehestedt [2515_4_38s]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Wulfsdeich [2815_2_29n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Gliesmarode / Wabeaue [3729_1_14n]
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
 1 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
 11 
Bohemian Waxwings 
NSG "BS Okeraue" Steinhof
 3 
Water Pipits 
Rieselfelder Braunschweig M / Deponie [3628_4_46s]
 ≥2 
Egyptian Geese 
 1 
Common Shelduck 
 4 
Northern Ravens 
Rieselfelder Braunschweig
 3 
Egyptian Geese 
 24-38 
Common Shelducks 
 1 
Northern Pintail 
 3 
White Storks 
 2 
Green Sandpipers 
 × 
Caspian Gulls 
 ~500 
Herring / Yellow-legged / Caspian Gulls 
 ≥4 
Northern Ravens 
 5 
Water Pipits 
Resthausen NW [3113_2_08s]
 1 
Northern Raven 
Soesteniederung "Neumühlen"
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Talsperre Thülsfeld: Nord [3013_4_36s]
 2 
Common Mergansers 
Achtern Borm / Stinstedt [2319_2_29s]
 1 
Red Kite 
Badestrand Kugelbake / Cuxhaven [2118_1_01n]
 1 
Little Gull 
 2 
Eurasian Bullfinches 
Cappeler Siel [2217_1_23n]
 2 
Horned Larks 
Göscheniederung / Stinstedt [2319_4_39n]
 3 
Barnacle Geese 
Grimmershörnbucht [2118_1_02s]
 ~40 
Purple Sandpipers 
Meheniederung bei Hollen [2420_2_08s]
 2 
Barnacle Geese 
Mittelstenahe-West [2320_1_22s]
 17 
Whooper Swans 
 7 
Tundra Swans 
 1 
Hen Harrier 
NP Spieka-Neufeld
 10 
Snow Buntings 
Schloßgarten Ritzebüttel
 1 
European Green Woodpecker 
 3 
Eurasian Bullfinches 
Spikaer Siel [2217_1_04n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Dummenied.-W Wustrow [3032_4_47n]
 6 
Common Mergansers 
Fehl W Wustrow
 1 
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Nienwalde-N [2934_4_60n]
 1 
Caspian Gull 
Obere Seege zw. Gartow und Nienwalde
 1 
Black Woodpecker 
Hüde/Marl [3516_1_02s]
 1 
Common Merganser 
Hüder Marsch
 7 
Canada Geese 
Ochsenmoor [3515_2_09s]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Ochsenmoor: Polder I
 ≥8 
Water Pipits 
S Sünderbruch [3516_1_12s]
 1 
Red-breasted Goose 
 
 1 
Barnacle Goose 
Schwarmer Bruch [3020_3_51n]
 73 
Whooper Swans 
Süstedter Bruch [3119_2_09s]
 4 
Whooper Swans 
Aschendorfer Weg [2910_1_22n]
 2 
Northern Ravens 
Schillig, Campingplatz
 1 
Brant Goose (ssp. hrota), Pale-bellied 
 
Eberhausen [4424_1_23s]
 1 
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Gö.-Südstadt [4425_4_46n]
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
NSG "Okertal südlich Vienenburg" [4029_3_32n]
 1 
Green Sandpiper 
 4 
White-throated Dippers 
Vienenburg [4029_1_22s]
 4 
Common Mergansers 
Abbenser Berg [3423_2_19s]
 1 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
H-Calenberger Neustadt [3624_1_14n]
 1 
White Stork 
H: Maschsee Südufer
 1 
Mediterranean Gull 
 ≥4 
Yellow-legged Gulls 
 ~50 
Caspian Gulls 
 1 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 
Jeinsen Ost [3724_4_49s]
 1 
Whooper Swan 
Klärteiche Lehrte
 1 
Northern Raven 
Lehrte: Lehrter Bad [3625_2_20n]
 1 
Northern Pintail 
Graste Riesberg: Wiesenfläche der PFS
 1 
Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Gronauer Masch Kiesteiche: West
 14 
Egyptian Geese 
 1 
Ferruginous Duck 
 11 
Common Mergansers 
Gronauer Masch Kiesteiche: Ost
 1 
Great Grey Shrike 
Hildesheim: Hohnsensee
 8 
Egyptian Geese 
Hildesheim: Klusburg
 2 
Eurasian Collared Doves 
Lamspringe NO [4026_1_12s]
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Lechstedt NO [3826_3_43s]
 2 
Black Woodpeckers 
Vorholz: Steinberg Nord [3826_4_50n]
 1 
Great Egret 
 1 
Grey Heron 
Tiegen: Poggenberg [3025_1_14n]
 1 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Jemgum [2710_1_12s]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Jemgum [2709_2_09n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Jemgum [2709_2_09s]
 9 
Stock Doves 
Barförde Süd [2629_2_28n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Barförde Südost [2629_2_29n]
 2 
White-tailed Eagles 
Bullendorf-Sassendorf [2629_1_25s]
 99 
Canada Geese 
Bullendorf Süd [2629_3_35n]
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
Garlstorf, Felder und Marschhufen S [2630_3_31n]
 1 
Hen Harrier 
LG-Dahlenburger Landstr./Schierbrunnenteich [2728_4_37n]
 2 
Mandarin Ducks 
 
Lopausee
 4 
Common Goldeneyes 
Lüneburger Hafen
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Radegaster Haken Süd (Stau)
 1 
Common Merganser 
Reppenstedt NW - Dachtmisser Straße [2728_1_21s]
 1 
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 
Scharnebecker Marsch N Neu Rullstorf [2629_3_52n]
 2 
Pink-footed Geese 
Teich N Marschwetter
 1 
Common Merganser 
Wendewisch Ost; Garlstorf Mühlenweg [2629_2_30s]
 3 
Canada Geese 
NSG "Laarsche Bruch"
 2 
Eurasian Bitterns 
 
Geschiebesperre Hollenstedt
Documentation with the AKNB required 2 
Taiga Bean Geese 
 ≥1800 
Tundra Bean Geese 
 ≥100 
Greater White-fronted Geese 
 ≥30 
Egyptian Geese 
 10 
Eurasian Wigeons 
 ≥6 
Common Pochards 
 ≥7 
Common Goldeneyes 
 1 
Common Merganser 
 ≥8 
Little Grebes 
 3 
Great Egrets 
 1 
Grey Heron 
 1 
Northern Goshawk 
 1 
Green Sandpiper 
 1 
Common Kingfisher 
Liener Kuhsand: Pütte Nord
 2 
Common Goldeneyes 
 2 
Smews 
Marsch N Oberhausen [2816_3_31n]
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
Blankenburger Klostermark SW [2815_4_38s]
 2 
Egyptian Geese 
Iprump (Oldenburg) [2815_2_29s]
 1 
Common Merganser 
Kreyenbrück Mitte (Oldenburg) [2815_3_54n]
 ≥5 
Eurasian Bullfinches 
NSG Bornhorster Wiesen
 1 
White-tailed Eagle 
Bad Iburg Stadtgebiet N [3814_1_23n]
 1 
Grey Heron 
Georgsmarienhütte, Kasinopark
 9 
Canada Geese 
Nemdener Bruch [3715_4_36s]
 17 
Great Egrets 
 7 
Grey Herons 
 1 
Hen Harrier 
 1 
Peregrine Falcon 
Nemdener Bruch (gesamt)
 1 
White Stork 
Attersee
 25 
Canada Geese 
 1 
Smew 
Klärteiche Eversburg
 53 
Gadwalls 
 1 
Little Grebe 
 12 
Grey Herons 
 1 
White Stork 
OS-Wüste/Weststadt [3714_1_12s]
 1 
Grey Heron 
Gräpeler Wiesen
 1 
Hen Harrier 
Nieder Ochtenhausen: Breitenvieh [2420_4_40s]
 4 
Whooper Swans 
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