Jeg har mailet med Jochen Dierschke og Christopher König fra det tyske sjældenhedsudvalg angående slagfalks status i Tyskland. De har venligst sagt OK til, at deres kommentarer kan lægges på club300:
Jochen Dierschke skrev:
"The bird near Hamburg was found in Ahrensburg (near Hamburg, but belongs to Schleswig-Holstein) in late July/early August 1983. It was ringed in Hungary. For some people, this bird was a prove for illegal actions from German bird traders taking birds from the wild in Hungary and this bird would then have escaped in Germany, especially as it seemed not likely for a juvenile bird to occur that early. Nowadays we know - thanks to ringing recoveries and satellite tags - that this is not that unusual.
You should check the satellite transmitter websites to get an impression of Saker movements - e.g.
Sakers can do almost anything - although some caution is needed for areas where they are extremely rare. Since we have more knowledge from birds in Germany, I'm quite confident to accept any Saker without signs of captivity as a wild bird, if it fits in the occurrence pattern in early autumn.
Chips are of course allowed, but keepers rings are necessary as well to prove that it's not taken from the wild. So this is at least true for legal birds in Germany. Most Sakers in captivity are probably falconers birds and these have the typical falconers stuff at their legs. Unfortunately all birds in recent years on Helgoland were Falconers birds, although one escaped 1 day earlier in Bavaria (530 km south), showing that also captive birds are able to make long-distance flights.
To get a higher price, Saker Falcons need some freeland activities before being sold. Most birds come back, some not. At least the owner told me that usually his birds go southwest to Spain and even Marocco within a few days, so he seems to have some experience with escaped Falcons.
Hope this informations help, all the best, Jochen"
Christopher König skrev:
"There are 48 accepted records of Saker Falcon in Germany 1977-2015. In 2011 a tagged Saker from Slovakia did a long trip through Germany from the southeast northwards almost as far afield as Hamburg and then in southwestern direction to France, where the transmitter sent last data. It was present in Germany from 16th July until 14th September 2011.
We had two ringed Saker Falcons in Eastern Germany (federal state of Brandenburg) in 2015 (5th August and 20th August till 3rd September). Both were 1cy-birds with origin in Hungary (from two different sites).
In my opinion, for the Denmark-Saker there is no reason to think of a bird from captivity. Perfect timing for a wild Saker from South-Eastern Europe.
All the best,