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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Bewick's Swans with relatively low breeding success in 2016?
Die Erfassung des Jungvogelanteils beim Zwergschwan am ersten Dezember-Wochenende ergab unter 2.998 nach Alter differenzierten Individuen einen Jungvogelanteil von 10,5 % in Deutschland. [...]
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Protection of species improved (e.g. for raports): from now on also based on breeding code
Der Schutz der Arten und ihrer Lebensräume hat stets Vorrang vor jeglichen anderen Interessen. In ornitho gibt es deshalb verschiedene Möglichkeiten, um sensible Beobachtungen [...]
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Sandpipers, Dotterels and many (eastern) rarities: Looking back on autumn 2016
Nach einem hochsommerlichen Septemberbeginn startete der Oktober direkt mit ersten Nachtfrösten und im November schneite es sogar bis ins Flachland. Der Herbst 2016 bot also [...]
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Please select photos carufully
Die digitale Fotografie hat die Übertragung von Bildern auf Internetseiten wie ornitho sehr einfach gemacht. An Spitzentagen werden mehrere hundert Fotos hochgeladen. [...]
Monday, January 2nd, 2017
Please note: Birds have become one year older
Identifying the age of a bird is done according to the so-called calendar-years. With the turn of the year, birds hatched in 2016 no longer belong to the first calendar-year and [...]
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!
Mit viel Freude und großem Dank blicken wir auf ein weiteres sehr erfolgreiches ornitho-Jahr zurück. Mehr als 5,5 Millionen Beobachtungen wurden im vergangenen Jahr zusammengetragen, [...]

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Waning Crescent (24 days)
moonrise at 3h48, moonset at 12h44
 Sun: sunrise at 07h22, sunset at 17h49
 Day : dawn at 06h48 and dusk at 18h22
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Belfeld NL: Abgrabung Maalbekerweg
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Greylag Geese 
 8 Gadwalls 
 3 Great Cormorants 
Op de Heide/Holtmühle NL//Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen: Ravensheide/Kaldenkerkergrensweg [4602_4_50s]
 4 Greylag Geese 
 2 Little Grebes 
 1 Great White Egret 
Venlo-Heide NL: Altabgrabung Wambach
 4 Little Grebes 
Flehde [1720_1_02n]
 ~70 Greylag Geese 
 1 Grey Heron 
Glüsing [1721_1_14s]
 4 White Storks 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N (FD1) [1819_4_58s]
 2 Great White Egrets 
Rehm-Flehde-Bargen westlich [1620_3_52s]
 ~50 Greylag Geese 
Steller See nördlich [1720_1_05s]
Documentation with the DAK required 1 Greater Spotted Eagle 
NSG "Südlicher Priwall"
 176 Greylag Geese 
 1 Gadwall 
 5 Common Mergansers 
 25 Grey Herons 
Trave: Breitling [2130_2_07n]
 ≥20 Common Goldeneyes 
 5 Red-breasted Mergansers 
 3 Little Grebes 
 ≥10 Great Crested Grebes 
 ≥40 Great Cormorants 
 5 Grey Herons 
 × Great Black-backed Gull 
Trave: Pötenitzer Wiek südl. Priwall [2031_3_33s]
 14 Gadwalls 
 10 Common Goldeneyes 
Dwerfeld [2022_3_41s]
 1 Common Raven 
Kiel: Bellevue Brücke
 3 Red-breasted Mergansers 
 2 Common Mergansers 

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