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The last week of September in particular seabird migration was very productive with sightings of several hundred Great Skuas, dozens Parasitic Jaegers, some Pomarine Skuas and Long-tailed Jaegers. Also tens of Sooty Shearwaters, several Manx and Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Leach's Storm Petrels and 3 British Storm Petrels were seen along the Texel North Sea coast.

Sunday, October 2nd. After a rainy night and later in the day freshening strong northwesterly wind with showers, songbirds literally fell from the sky. Several dozen Yellow-browed Warblers, many Goldcrests, Blackcaps, Song Thrushes, Chiffchaffs (including two Siberian), Finches, Bramblings, a Great Grey Shrike and more. Above sea a Sabine's Gull and a Black Guillemot were seen.

Monday, October 3rd. Above sea several hundred Razorbills / Common Murres were migrating heading north. Furthermore, was not much to see. Highlights of the day were the discovery of a Pallas's Warbler and Radde's Warbler in the woods near pole 21 in De Koog. In the northern half of Texel 3 Great Grey Shrikes were seen. At the end of the day a juvenile Rosy Starling was present in De Cocksdorp.

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Raddes Boszanger / Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi, De Koog, Texel, 03-10-2016

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Siberische Tjiftjaf / Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus tristis, De Cocksdorp, Texel, 02-10-2016

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Roze Spreeuw / Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus, juv, De Cocksdorp, Texel, 03-10-2016

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Jos van den Berg is een bekende Texelse vogelaar en fotograaf. Hij is dagelijks in het veld te vinden en schrijft regelmatig een blog over nieuwe vogelsoorten, excursies op Texel en andere wetenswaardigheden.

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