|The beautiful markings on the mantle and back of the female Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)|
With rain putting a stop to this brief ringing session, Hans, Johanne and I headed over to Kroghage and Vesterhave in Gedser to bird-watch. The highlights included spotting a Jack Snipe (Enkeltbekkasin), Goosander (Stor Skallesluger), Red-breasted Merganser (Toppet Skallesluger), and - Johanne's favourite - Long-tailed Duck (Havlit).
|Hans and Johanne seeing what they can find at Kroghage, Gedser|
In the afternoon we put some sheltered nets up for another couple of hours, but only caught one new Robin and a retrap. It was still worth the effort though, because on one of our net rounds we spotted a very handsome male Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel) in the garden - I think he's just waiting around for tomorrow morning so we can put a ring on him (now wouldn't that be awesome!?).
The forecast tomorrow is looking much more ringing-friendly, so hopefully we will be in for a good morning.
Robin (Rødhals) - 1
Wren (Gærdesmutte) - 1
Brambling (Kvækerfinke) - 1
Blackbird (Solsort) - 1
TOTAL = 4