onsdag den 15. april 2015

A slow retrap day

Though the sun was shining for the later part of the morning, the wind persisted throughout the ringing session this morning and affected the catch. More retraps were caught than new birds ringed, with 26 retraps (mostly from the last 3-4 days), and only 20 new birds ringed in 8 hours. More notable birds ringed this morning include the first Black Redstart of the year, 2 Linnets, and we managed to catch a new Firecrest for Johanne to ring on her last day at the station.

The first Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) of the year caught on the first net round of the morning
It looks like it will take a break in this windy weather for the birds to start moving again. The weather looks much the same tomorrow so it may not come so soon, but we'll see.

Breakdown 15/04/2015:
Dunnock (Jernspurv) - 3
Robin (Rødhals) - 7
Black Redstart (Husrødstjert) - 1
Chiffchaff (Gransanger) - 3
Firecrest (Rødtoppet Fuglekonge) - 1
Chaffinch (Bogfinke) - 2
Greenfinch (Grønirisk) - 1
Linnet (Tornirisk) - 2
TOTAL = 20

Lizzy Joyce

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