onsdag den 7. oktober 2015

A blustery and busy day

From looking at the weather forecast over the last few days there was every chance that a full standard session would not be possible today. As it was, the conditions were very windy but it appeared that the rain we were expecting was not due until much later than first predicted.

We opened fewer nets than usual and knew that much of the catch would be Robins (Rødhals) and Goldcrest (Fuglekonge). Ringing continued at a brisk pace  all morning apart from time out to close nets when a few spots of rain threatened a heavier downpour. Nets were opened again half an hour later once the risk of a thorough soaking had passed.

There were a few more thrushes and Blackbirds.

 Adult male Blackbird (2k+ Solsort - han)

 First year male Blackbird (1k Solsort - han)

Apart from the Goldcrests (Fuglekonge), warblers were very few.

 First year male Blackcap (1k Munk- han)

Our only finch of the day was a first year male Brambling.

Brambling (Kvækerfinke)

 All the Robins and Goldcrests pushed our total up to over 200 birds.


Totals: 220 ( 51)

Rødhals / Robin - 101 (15)
Solsort/ Blackbird - 6 (2)
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush - 6
Vindrossel / Redwing - 1
Munk / Blackcap - 1 (1)
Fuglekonge / Goldcrest -  102 (33)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit - 1
Musvit / Great Tit - 1
Kvækerfinke / Brambling - 1

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