søndag den 4. august 2013

Slow Saturday

Today (Saturday3rd) was really slow with birds grounded in the garden. This is probably because of the perfect migration conditions. In all the hours we had the nets up, we only caught 20 birds.

Digesvale (Sand Martin) - 1
Hvid Vipstjert (White Wagtail) - 1
Rødstjert (Redstart) - 1
Gulbug (Icterine Warbler) - 2
Gærdesanger (Lesser Whitethroat) - 3
Tornsanger (Common Whitethroat) - 3
Havesanger (Garden Warbler) - 1
Skovsanger (Wood Warbler) - 1
Løvsanger (Willow Warbler) - 4
Tornirisk (Linnet) - 2
Gulspurv (Yellowhammer) - 1

Below is a picture of an Adult Icterine Warbler (Gulbug)

Icterine Warbler - Foto: Craig Brookes

We also re-caught the Rødtoppet Fuglekonge (Firecrest) and noticed the Brood patch is still very prominent. Presumably a local breeder, which as I understand is a great record for South Falster.

Migration was good overhead but we just couldn't keep track of it all.

Louis reported 1200 Common Swift Migrating today along with at least 300 Crossbill.

In the evening a shower or two arrived and brought many Swallows, Martins and Swifts down low over the field next to the house, we only managed to catch one of the Sand Martins, but one is better than nothing.

Brian and Terkel left in the morning after a short stay with us, Heidi also left in the afternoon leaving myself and Anders alone. Take care all of you and thanks for your help.

Photo and Blog: Craig Brookes

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