lørdag den 20. oktober 2012

Owls about that then.

Last night we finally broke the duck when trying to catch Owls. In fact, it was the most successful evening I can remember here at Gedser. In total we caught 1 Long-eared Owl and 3 Tengmalm's Owls. It was thought that there were at least another 2 Tengmalm's Owls sounding in the garden though these were not caught!
Long-eared Owl - Asio otus
Tengmalm's Owl - Aegolius funereus
This morning then we set limited nets after yesterday's Blue tit day. With only 4 nets open today we still caught 188 or so birds. Blue tits dominated with 113, Sparrowhawk 1, Wren 4, Robin 12, Chiffchaff 16, Goldcrest 39, Great Tit 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 1.

Migration was superb today with 20 Rough-legged Buzzards, 12 Buzzards, 4 Red Kite, 100+ Sparrowhawk, 3 Woodlark, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Heron, 1 SERIN, 8 Crossbill. Chafflings were well into the 1000's today and Greenfinch, Siskin and Goldfinch each into their 100's.

Photo and Blog: Craig Brookes

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