mandag den 14. september 2015

HIPPOS and a PhalaCROCorax!

It’s a well-known fact among ringers that you can never know what’s going to turn up in the nets, but none of us expected the last bird ringed at Gedser today and it was never anywhere close to a mist net! The morning had started off quietly. Finally, there was no rain and we were able to drop nets ready for a dawn start. We were also joined by Hans and Bo. New birds were rather thin on the ground.

Despite this CL & DKL both managed to get a new bird each as two Icterine Warblers were caught. The birds were both first years and had fat scores of 5 and 6. We haven't seen any up to now but they apparently breed in the garden. 

                                   Juvenile Icterine Warblers (Gulbug)

The final total showed a high proportion of recaptures again. Birds, particularly Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Siskin are flying over, heading south purposefully, and not dropping down into the observatory garden or surrounding area.

Painted Lady (Tidselsommerfugl)

A Painted Lady was in the observatory garden for the second day running with other individuals seen between the station and the tip.
In the early afternoon some visitors reported a large bird on the beach close to the car park. The photo they had taken revealed the bird to be a young Cormorant. All three of us set off in search of the bird and it was soon located, and picked up by CB. A brief check over showed no broken bones, and apart from being somewhat disoriented it was alright, but the bird was a little thin so it was released into the nearby fishing port after processing.

1k Cormorant (Skarv)


Totals: 18 (32)

Skarv / Cormorant - 1
Jernspurv / Dunnock - 0 (1)
Rødhals / Robin - 3 (7)
Rødstjert / Redstart- 1 (3)
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush - 5
Gulbug / Icterine Warbler - 2
Gærdesanger / Lesser Whitethroat - 1 (3)
Tornsanger / Whitethroat - 0 (2)
Havesanger / Garden Warbler - 0 (3)
Munk / Blackcap - 0 (4)
Gransanger / Chiffchaff - 0 (3)
Grå Fluesnapper / Spotted Flycatcher -0 (2)
Broget Fluesnapper / Pied Flycatcher - 4 (1)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit - 0 (1)
Musvit / Great Tit - 1 ( 2)

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