A second trip to Mecklenburg Vorpommern this year, specifically the Fishland - Darß- Zingst area of NE Germany gave a further 11 year birds:
132 Eurasian Wigeon
133 Common Pochard
134 Tundra Bean Goose (A solitary bird at edge of a flock of Greylag Geese)
135 Greater White Fronted Goose
136 Great Black backed Gull
137 Grey Partridge
138 Red breasted Merganser
140 Lesser Black backed Gull (Baltic)
141 Spotted Redshank
142 Common Snipe
An hour’s birding after work this afternoon produced a new bird for the year.
332. Pine Siskin
This looks to be a big invasion year for this species. Today I saw two, but throughout the state people are reporting flocks of up to 20, 30, 60, and even 250 at their feeders. I put my thistle feeder out early this fall, and although no siskins have shown up yet, I’m anticipating some interesting activity this fall and winter.
A two-swan day. I went to a neighboring county this afternoon to twitch two species of swans that had been there for the last few days.
337. Trumpeter Swan
338. Tundra Swan
Also, after I returned from the swan twitch, I had three female Evening Grosbeaks at my feeder. Although not a year bird (I saw one in the mountains last January), it was a Preston County lifer, number 244. There is a developing huge invasion by this species into the northeastern United States, but they rarely get this far south.