fredag den 27. marts 2015

A steady spring morning

A steady morning at the station today, with a respectable 51 birds ringed and 19 retraps. Again, Goldcrests dominated the catch with 32 individuals ringed. A new Firecrest and male Yellowhammer were the highlights of the morning.

New Firecrest ringed this morning

Plenty of these guys in the last couple of days - Goldcrest

The 2k male Yellowhammer ringed today

Breakdown 27/03/2015:
Winter Wren - 3
Dunnock - 5
European Robin - 4
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 32
Firecrest - 1
Great Tit - 1
Eurasian Siskin - 3
Yellowhammer - 1

The afternoon was spent birdwatching at Bøtø Nor with Anders and Rune who gave me pointers on the waterbirds in the area, followed by a great home-cooked dinner and Æbliskiver for dessert to celebrate my birthday. All up a terrific day.

Written by: Lizzy Joyce

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