Föhr & Sylt

Spring is finally in full swing, also in North Frisia. Most birds started breeding, the colonies of seabirds are occupied and many migrants such as Golden Plover, Brent Goose and Red Knot have left or are currently leaving the region. I put together photos from the islands Föhr and Sylt (thanks to Anne and Karsten for having me!), taken during the last four weeks. Some were taken during the field work in the protected areas of the national park during breeding bird censuses.
Observations of note were two Gull-billed Terns, some hrota-Brent Geese, quite some Ring Ouzels, a Lesser Canada Goose amongst Barnacle Geese, a Short-eared Owl, a male hybrid Mallard x Gadwall, a, for Germany, huge colony of at least 10 pairs of Great Black-backed Gull and the first hatched youngs of Eider and Common Ringed Plover on May 7.