fredag den 16. oktober 2015

Day of the drossels

A damp and drizzly day that forced us to abandon standard. Just too much time was spent with nets inoperative due to the weather, and the numbers of Goldcrests (Fuglekonge) that continue to forage in the ringing garden.

There were lots of thrush species going through, either feeding in the garden or surrounding fields and passing overhead but few found their way into the few nets that we were able to open. We were aware of at last two Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel) near the house and from time to time large numbers of Mistle Thrush (Misteldrossel) dropped into the large trees on the observatory boundary. There were also Song Thrush (Sangdossel) and a few Fieldfare (Sjagger) and Redwing (Vindrossel) on site.

 Juvenile (above) and adult (below) Redwing (Vindrossel).

We also captured a juvenile Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel) at the end of the day.

Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel)


Totals: 270 (12)

Gærdesmutte / Wren - 3 (1)
Jernspurv / Dunnock - 2
Rødhals / Robin - 50 (7)
Ringdrossel / Ring Ouzel - 1
Solsort / Blackbird - 3 (2)
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush -7
Vindrossel / Redwing - 2
Munk / Blackcap - 2
Gransanger / Chiffchaff -18
Fuglekonge / Goldcrest - 182 (2) 
Bogfinke / Chaffinch - 2

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