lørdag den 18. april 2015

Sunshine and birds

Blue skies and sunshine at Gedser Fuglestation today
A great Spring day of ringing. It was beautiful weather for the whole day - sunny with no wind - and the birds seemed to enjoy it just as much as I did. I ringed 51 birds of 14 species, and caught 22 retraps. It was a real mixed bag of species, with a Brambling, Linnet, Hawfinch, Yellowhammer, Firecrest and a couple of Goldfinches among the standard species for this time of year. The Firecrest means Gedser Fuglestation has cracked 40 ringed birds for 2015!

The Greenfinch - a common, but nonetheless super bird
On top of a good day of ringing and glorious weather I found amber on the beach this evening so I am one happy chappy - Gedser is such a great place to be. Looks like the nice weather will continue for tomorrow (or at least the wind is forecast to be light) so hopefully it will be another good day.

Breakdown 18/04/2015:
Wren (Gærdesmutte) - 2
Dunnock (Jernspurv) - 9
Robin (Rødhals) - 2
Blackbird (Solsort) - 2
Chiffchaff (Gransanger) - 13
Firecrest (Rødtoppet Fuglekonge) - 1
Great Tit (Musvit) - 1
Brambling (Kvækerfinke) - 1
Greenfinch (Grønirisk) - 2
Goldfinch (Stilits) - 2
Linnet (Tornirisk) - 1
Hawfinch (Kernebider) - 1
Yellowhammer (Gulspurv) - 1
TOTAL = 51

Lizzy Joyce

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