onsdag den 8. april 2015

Waiting for their next move

It seems that the same birds have been remaining in the garden for the past few days and are waiting for conditions to change before moving on - this morning I caught almost as many retraps as new birds. Or maybe they just like hanging out with me every morning. A total of 47 birds were caught today, comprising 21 retraps (all from earlier this week) and 26 new birds. Thirteen different species were ringed, with Chaffinches making up most of the catch (6), and another Firecrest. This brings Gedser Fuglestation up to 14 Firecrests for Spring already - at this rate it looks like 2015 could get close to Spring 2011's record Firecrest catch of 21.

The total number of Firecrests ringed in Spring (March, April, May) each year. Note that the numbers have not been adjusted for catch effort.

Breakdown 08/04/2015:
Wren (Gærdesmutte) - 1
Dunnock (Jernspurv) - 2
Robin (Rødhals) - 2
Blackbird (Solsort) - 1
Song Thrush (Sangdrossel) - 1
Chiffchaff (Gransanger) - 3
Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) - 2
Firecrest (Rødtoppet Fuglekonge) - 1
Blue Tit (Blåmejse) - 2
Great Tit (Musvit) - 2
Chaffinch (Bogfinke) - 6
Greenfinch (Grønirisk) - 1
Sisken (Grønsisken) - 2
TOTAL = 26

Lizzy Joyce

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