A LWfG in front and a WfG in the rear. Copyright Jari Kostet

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Observations 2018


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14 January 2018, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg are feeding with 78 wfg and 1 rbg close the east dike. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos) / Giorgos Spiridakis. Map:
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Lake Kerkini / LWFG Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

13 January 2018, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed. 101 LWfG are feeding in Trigono area during the morning with 1 RbG and at least 180 GWfG. In the afternoon, they moved to the eastern part of the lake (Limnochori area). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos, S. Mountzelos) and H. Jerrentrup. Map:

12 January 2018, Sacele, Dobrogea, SE Romania, Constanta 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Grazing on winter wheat together with 5600 GWfG and 330 RbG. Source: Emil Todorov SOR/Birdlife Romania. Map: External

11 January 2018, Zavoaia, Braila, Baragan, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Pál Lajos, Ambrus Laca. External

11 January 2018, Balta Tataru, Braila, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Fântân? Ciprian, Sebastian Bugariu/SOR Birdlife Romania. Map: External

08 January 2018, Pusztaszer, Csongrád, Hungary 4 LWfG observed (West-Russian) - 2 Ad 2 2cy. One family, stayed together among 500 Greater. Source: Ampovics Zsolt. Map:
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Photo: Zsolt Ampovics.

06 January 2018, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg feeding at the west part of the riparian forest. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

05 January 2018, salt pans, Eilat, Southern District, Israel 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. Seen in Eilats birds sanctuary in the last 3 mornings. It eats some reeds and around 07:30 flies towards the Aqaba Bird Observatory, just beyond the border with Jordan. 10th record for Israel Source: Eilat Birding Center. Map: External

04 January 2018, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg feed during the last few days to the mouth of the river. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos). Map:

03 January 2018, Kecskeri reservoir, Hortobágy National Park, Karcag, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Two adults moving separately with 15 500 GWfG and 280 Greylag Goose. Source: Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger). Map:

03 January 2018, Hajdu-fenek, Hortobagy National Park, Egyek-pusztakocs, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 1200 GWfG and 150 Greylag Goose. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:
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LWfG at the "Hajdu-fenék" area, HNP Photo: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger).

02 January 2018, Szásztelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Adult pair plus one adult separately. The pair is with 3400 GWfG, the plus one adult is with 3000 GWfG at the western cropland. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

02 January 2018, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Happy new year from Greece, Central Macedonia, Lake Kerkini...the lwfg are still here! Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos /P. Xatzigiannidis). Map:



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