Hereby August 2013 Danish Bird News,
The 5th Danish Griffon Vulture, a 3rd-cal or older, was photographed by a woman as a "White-tailed Sea Eagle" over Rødovre, western Copenhagen on 27th having probably left Havgårdssjön, Sweden 60 km. away some hours before. A summering 3rd cal Steppe Eagle was at several Bornholm sites during 4th-28th having flown in from from sea from southern Sweden.
A twitchable Cory's Shearwater was video filmed at Skagen, Nordjylland during 18th-19th with no less than three Balearic Sheawaters there during 19th-22nd. An unringed, wary, juvenile female Bufflehead was a surprise find at a lagoon at Dueodde, Bornholm in the Baltic Sea during 20th-30th (following several records 1995-2013, the species is stil not on the Danish list). A drake Ruddy Duck was well twitched at Odense Fjord, Fyn during 1st-31st (now again on the Rarity Committee's list). A 3rd-cal or older Short-toed Eagle was at Harrild Hede, Vestjylland during 14th-15th.
Other August records include two rare late summer White-billed Divers during 18th-22nd, one Little Egret, just three or four Black Storks during 19th-31st, a new Danish record 46 Red-crested Pochards (including four pulli) at classic Maribosøerne, Lolland on 29th, two Lesser Spotted Eagles, four Pallid Harriers from 19th, three Pectoral Sandpipers, just two Great Snipes, two Buff-breasted Sandpipers, three Marsh Sandpipers, eight Black-winged Sandpipers including four at the Nordjylland breeding site, 41 Long-tailed Skuas from 20th, 16 Baltic Gulls mostly at Bornholm, seven Yellow-legged Gulls, four adult Gull-billed Terns including three at the Filsø, Vestjylland breeding site and one calling far north at three Nordjylland sites during 10th-11th, two Hoopoes, three 1st winter White-winged Black Terns, up to five Crested Larks remaining at the sole breeding site at Hirtshals, Nordjylland, four early Red-throated Pipits from 24th, a very rare late summer Red-rumped Swallow on 3rd, a 1st winter Citrine Wagtail at Odense Fjord (new to Fyn) on 23rd, an adult River Warbler ringed, three Great Reed Warblers includind a 1st cy caught with a Swedish ring, just three 1cy Barred Warblers from 23rd, just three Greenish Warblers, eight Red-breasted Flycatchers from 12th onwards, and just two Ortolan Buntings.
Griffon Vulture, Rødovre 27th August 2013 © Charlotte Thomsen
Steppe Eagle © Jens Søgaard Hansen
Short-toed Snake Eagle, Harrild Hede © Tommy Kaae
18th August 2013 © Ole Zoltan Göller