tirsdag den 3. november 2015

Fog stops migration for flocks, and second Perleugle (up dated)

This morning was misty and cold. A few flocks were moving overhead but several, including a flock of circa 70 Sjagger (Fieldfare) did not migrate, instead staying in the local area although rather restless. None of the finch flocks or the Sjagger (Fieldfare) were very interested in the ringing garden and during standard we had to be content with mainly Fuglekonge (Goldcrest) and Rødhals (Robin).
Once standard ringing finished we could use audiolures and just one Sjagger (Fieldfare), the third for the year, was captured. This bird has small black centres to the grey feathers on the head indicating that it is a female. A second indication is that the tail feathers are dark brown rather than black.

 1k hun Sjagger (1st year female Fieldfare)

We also tried for Grønsisken (Sisken) and Gråsisken (Redpoll), attracting both species and some Kværkefinke (Brambling).

1k han Kværkefinke (First year male Brambling). 

The yellow axillary feathers can only be seen (with difficulty) when the bird is in flight.

Our daylight ringing was completed with the capture of four Gulspurv (Yellowhammer) coming in to roost.

2k+ han Gulspurv (Adult male Yellowhammer)

We are still playing for owls most nights, but had no success last night.
We caught our second Tengmalm's Owl (Perleugle), a first year bird at 20:30 tonight.

Perleugle 1k (Tengmalm's Owl age 3)

Good birding.

Totals: 83 (30)

Perleugle / Tengmalms Owl - 1
Gærdesmutte / Wren - 1 (1)
Rødhals / Robin - 20 (8)
Sjagger / Fieldfare - 1
Solsort / Blackbird - 0 (5)
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush -0 (2)
Gransanger / Chiffchaff - 1
Fuglekonge / Goldcrest - 31 (10)
Rødtoppet Fuglekonge / Firecrest - 0 (1)
Musvit / Great Tit - 0 (2)
Kværkefinke / Brambling - 7
Grønsisken /Sisken - 13
Lille Gråsisken / Lesser Redpoll -2
Gulspurv / Yellowhammer - 3 (1)

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