|The male Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) ringed this morning at Gedser Fuglestation|
Also of note is that we caught the first Blackcap for the year. The Blackcap and Ring Ouzel made a brilliant morning out of what would have otherwise been an average catch. The morning got off to a steady start, but then a cold and windy change later in the morning saw the flow of birds slow to a mere trickle. In total, 40 new birds were ringed and 25 retraps were measured.
|The first Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) of the year was a great little male|
We also were pleased to see some of the first birds in the new pond at the station which was only just established in the winter, including a Brent Goose (Knortegås). This is a promising sign for the pond attracting many birds and exciting sightings in the future, especially once some vegetation is established.
|A Brent Goose enjoying the new pond at Gedser Fuglestation|
Johanne and I spent the cold and windy afternoon with Gert bird-watching around the island. Highlights included seeing a Little Ringed Plover (Lille Præstekrave) and Ruff (Brushane), and seeing a few of the first Barn Swallows (Landsvale) and Greenshanks (Hvidklire) of the year.
All up a terrific day at Gedser Fuglestation!
Wren (Gaerdesmutte) - 7
Dunnock (Jernspurv) - 13
Robin (Rødhals) - 9
Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel)- 1
Song Thrush (Sangdrossel)- 2
Blackcap (Munk) - 1
Chiffchaff (Gransanger) - 1
Great Tit (Musvit) - 1
Treecreeper (Træløber)- 1
Tree Sparrow (Skovspurv) - 1
Chaffinch (Bogfinke) - 3
TOTAL = 40