lørdag den 10. maj 2014

See you tomorrow!

A windy, cold, heavily overcast morning led to a very quiet ringing session with only 6 new birds caught which comprised 2 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and a White Wagtail.

White Wagtail
Although Gedser is more famous for its autumn raptor migration, today was a fantastic visible migration day with the total counts from the tip including 93 Honey Buzzards north, 2 Black Kites south, a Red Kite south, 5 Marsh Harriers and a Hen Harrier south with 2 White-tailed Eagles and a Merlin kicking around as well - most of it not visible from the station, dammit!
   Other birds seen by Louis at the tip included 17, 000 Barnacle Geese, a Great-northern Diver, a Mediterranean Gull, an Arctic Skua, a Crane, a Serin and a steady stream of overshooting Swallows heading back south.
Just a reminder as well that tomorrow, as well as being the final day of the Premier League (what price a West Ham win?) it is the open-house day here at the station where everyone is welcome to come and visit; the weather forecast is variable to say the least but that won't stop us!   Should be a good day!

Some of our nestboxes are coming on nicely, this one is full of Great Tits

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