lørdag den 27. september 2014

The adventure begins!


It's our first day at Gedser and since we're going to be here until the end of the season we thought we should introduce ourselves

Abbi is Canadian and Joe is from Australia. We've both spent the past few months working at Long Point Bird Observatory in Canada and we're looking forward to all the new European birds!

So... this is us.
This morning was a great first day, nice weather and a good variety of species. We banded a total of 64 birds; lots of Robins (Rødhals), Chiffchaff (Gransanger) and Blue Tits (Blåmejser) with a few other bits and pieces thrown in. Abbi's personal favourite was one of the five Sparrowhawks (Spurvhøg) that were banded, her first raptor!

Westerly winds also provided some good raptor observations, two Merlin (Dværgfalk) were seen in the area as well as a group of five Red Kites (Rød glente) alongside a Black Kite (Sort glente) which was a new species for Andreas.
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Tomorrow morning is the open day here at Gedser fuglestation so hopefully the good weather and birds will continue for our visitors!

Ingen kommentarer: