Whenever in autumn wind gains in strength and changes its direction to N or NE you can expect some siberian rarities to be blown into the Baltic Coast.

And it did happen last weekend on Hel Peninsula, one of the best wildlife spots during bird migration in Poland.

Several dozen birdwatchers were there in the field these days looking for some rarities and a number of spectacular observations for Polish avifauna resulted. There were record-breaking numbers of Dusky Warbler, Little Buntings, Palla’s Leaf Warblers, Parrot Crossbill, Siberian Chiffchaffs, Purple Sandpipers, Lapland Buntings and much more…

Many of these species I was also lucky to observe- during the past weekend I have seen my five lifers.