torsdag den 15. oktober 2015

Passerines on passage

A very windy day with rain due mid afternoon. The migration of thrushes and finches was apparent all morning, only slowing after 11am. Most shot straight over the site - it seems that they intend to go by the time are this near to the tip, although some groups change their mind and rush back again. There were still Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) around and more of these were caught throughout the morning.

A single Treecreeper (Træløber) was captured and of all the finches passing overhead, just a few ventured down into the garden.

Treecreeper (Træløber)

Female Chaffinch (Bogfinke - hun)

As so few finches and thrushes were coming down to net rides or open areas where they may be caught, after standard, we had a drive around before the rain and did find some places where birds may have been caught were it not for the wind that had quickly become much too strong for netting in unsheltered locations. 

At the end of the day as the wind howled and rain beat down we noticed that Blackbirds (Solsort) and Song Thrushes (Sangdrossel) were coming into the trees and bushes around the house. Perhaps there may be some chance of catching a few tomorrow morning.


Totals: 144 (27)

Gærdesmutte / Wren - 2
Rødhals / Robin -27 (9)
Solsort / Blackbird - 1
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush - 11
Gransanger / Chiffchaff - 1

Fuglekonge / Goldcrest - 94 (18)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit - 1
Træløber / Treecreeper - 1
Bogfinke / Chaffinch - 4 
Kværkerfinke / Brambling - 1
Grønsisken / Siskin-1

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