fredag den 11. september 2015

9th and 10th

Firstly, apologies for slow updates of late, the birding and ringing has been pretty heavy weighing the past few days, however, with recent help arrived in the form of Denise and Chris Lamsdell, from England, things are looking positive for a bird filled autumn, more from them in the later post.

The 9th.

Ringing alone, in similar weather conditions to the 8th September (northerly flow with cloud blocking from the south) again restricted nets were opened. First light confirmed that this was a good decision with many birds in the garden. From 187 net metres I took 59 new birds, however I took a further 40 recaps, so busy enought to phone for help actually, as 65 birds came in round two and I thought many more birds would be caught. Airing on the side of caution is definitely better to avoid problems.

Ringing totals

Spurvehøg (Sparrowhawk) 1
Vendehals (Wryneck) 1
Gærdesmutte (Wren) 2
Jernspurv (Dunnock) 2
Rødhals (Robin) 15
Rødstjert (Redstart) 3
Sangdrossel (Song Thrush) 1
Gærdesanger (Lesser Whitethroat) 7
Tornsanger (Whitethroat) 1
Havesanger (Garden Warbler) 3
Munk (Blackcap) 6
Gransanger (Chiffchaff) 7
Løvsanger (Willow Warbler) 5
Broget Fluesnapper (Pied Flycatcher) 1
Musvit (Great tit) 1
Gråspurv (House sparrow) 2
Skovspurv (Tree sparrow) 1

Total 59

Chris and Denise arrived early evening for their long stay in Gedser! I hope they will have a great time ringing and birding here, as many Brits before them have.

The 10th

10th was a touch busier, with extra hands around we managed to open all nets in the garden. 100 new birds were ringed plus 28 recaps, so a nice result really.

Tårnfalk (Kestrel) 1
Skovpiber (Tree Pipit) 1
Gærdesmutte (Wren) 1
Jernspurv (Dunnock) 6
Rødhals (Robin) 33
Rødstjert (Redstart) 3
Sangdrossel (Song Thrush) 1
Gærdesanger (Lesser whitethroat) 13
Tornsanger (Whitethroat) 2
Havesanger (Garden Warbler) 2
Munk (Blackcap) 12
Gransanger (Chiffchaff) 16
Løvsanger (Willow Warbler) 6
Skovspurv (Tree sparrow) 1
Bogfinke (Chaffinch) 1
Grønirisk (Greenfinch) 1

After a nice morning of ringing we all (joined by Gert) headed out to the headland for a spot of birding. It was quiet for the first couple of hours when the other guys left to set some additional pipit nets at the station, I stayed out on the tip until 18:00 as wildfowl migration picked up a little, late afternoon, as is often the case.

Dværgfalk, Falco columbarius. Archive pic taken from google, no photo credits attached. 

Ederfugl (Eider) 1043
Bjergand (Scaup) 1
Fløjlsand (Velvet scoter) 1
Pibeand (Wigeon) 221
Knortegås (Brent Goose) 13
Sortand (Common Scoter) 57
Krikand (Teal) 63
Fjordtern (Common Tern) 5
Landsvale (Swallow) 60
Dværgmåge (Little Gull) 14
Almindelig kjove (Arctic Skua) 2 intermediate juvs.
Spidsand (Pintail) 41
Gråand (Mallard) 2
Toppet Skalleslugger (Red-breasted Merganser) 10
Islandsk Ryle (Knot) 7 resting
Stenvender (Turnstone) 3 resting
Fjeldvåge (Rough-legged Buzzard) 1 resting
Blå Kærhøg (Hen Harrier) ringtail resting
Ravn (Raven) 1 resting
Dværgfalk (Merlin) 1
Dobbeltbekkassin (Snipe) 1
Skeand (Shoveler) 3
Knarand (Gadwall) 4
Kaspisk måge (Caspian Gull) 1 1st gorgeous first winter pluamged bird rested briefly on kelp lagoon which has been formed recently by the tip before migrating at 17:15. Phwoar, nice! And I don't particularly like gulls!
Almindelig Ryle (Dunlin) 85 resting
Sandløber (Sanderling) 1 resting with Almindelig ryle on kelp lagoon.
Brushane (Ruff) 2 resting on kelp lagoon.

A nice two days all in all.


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