søndag den 1. november 2015

November rolls in

Only a couple of weeks of the ringing programme left now. Catching was steady today with the flock of Long-tailed Tits (Halemejse) from yesterday, returning to the ringing garden having joined up with another flock. In the afternoon we left a few nets up and played audiolures for Repoll (Gråsisken) and Redwing (Vindrossel). The figures show how one recording was much more successful than the other.
The past few days I have sometimes struggled for interesting images to post - today I have no such problems. At first I was going to lead with some pictures of the adult male Long-eared Owl (Skovhornugle) that we caught last night, then decided it would have to be the Firecrest (Rødtoppet Fuglekonge) that we captured first thing this morning. But this afternoon we have attracted some Redpoll (Gråsisken), mostly Lessers (Lille) and one Common (Nordlig).

 Common and Lesser Redpoll (Nordlig & Lille Gråsisken) Both adult males (2k+ han)

The first bird out of the nets today was a juvenile female firecrest ( 1k hun Rødtoppet Fuglekonge).

 First year female Firecrest ( 1k hun Rødtoppet Fuglekonge)

We also caught a couple of immature female Sparrowhawks (Spurvehøg).

 Both juvenile females (1k hun) but very different colouration.

Whenever the weather is suitable we have been trying for owls after dark. Here is the adult male Long-eared owl (2k+ han Skovhornugle) that was captured last night.

We caught another one, this time an adult female, tonight.

Adult female Long-eared Owl (2k+ hun Skovhornugle)

Good birding.

Totals: 58 (21)

Spurvehøg / Sparrowhawk - 2
Skovhornugle / Long-eared Owl - 1
Gærdesmutte / Wren -3
Rødhals / Robin - 2 (4)
Solsort / Blackbird - 3 (3)
Fuglekonge / Goldcrest - 10 (5)
Rødtoppet Fuglekonge / Firecrest - 1
Halemejse / Long-tailed Tit - 9 (9)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit - 2
Musvit / Great Tit - 2
Grønsisken / Siskin -15
Nordlig Gråsisken / Common Redpoll - 1
Lille Gråsisken / Lesser Redpoll - 7

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