tirsdag den 15. september 2015

It's only a matter of time.....

A very windy day, the windiest since we arrived. Some nets had to stay furled but we still managed to meet the criteria for standard.

It was very slow going, so slow in fact that Craig decided to 'just fix the bottom line' on one of the nets because 'it won't take long'. I had to leave them to it and four rounds later it was finally fixed.

There were three first year male Sparrowhawks today.

Two of the first year Sparrowhawks (Spervehog) caught this morning.

 We had quite a few retraps and some flycatchers, all caught in the bottom shelf as the birds kept very low in the blustery conditions.

 Our first Red-breasted Flycatcher (Lille Fluesnapper) of the season.

The current weather system is blocking many migrants from progressing southwards. It's only a matter of time before they can get moving and much larger numbers of birds start arriving in the observatory garden.


Totals: 11 (7)

Spervehog / Sparrowhawk - 3
Rødhals / Robin - 3 (1)
Rørsanger / Reed Warbler - 1
Gærdesanger / Lesser Whitethroat - 0(1)
Tornsanger / Whitethroat - 0 (1)
Gransanger / Chiffchaff -  1 (2)
Grå Fluesnapper / Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Lille Fluesnapper / Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1
Broget Fluesnapper / Pied Flycatcher - 1
Musvit /Great Tit- 0 (2)

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