Lördag den 2 augusti 2014

Photo by Antoine Morel

Personal:  Helena, Carlos, Antoine; Hannes, Bruno, Kieran.

Weather: Sunny the morning and cover this afternoon with very hit temperature at Bemballen (28c°). Approximately 8 m/s wind.

Projects; Ringing program CES


Fredag den 1 augusti 2014

The Okavango? Everglades? - Just another magical sunrise at Vallen.

Staff: Carlos, Kieran, Helena, Antoine, Bruno and Hannes.

Weather: Sunny with a few clouds. Initially a little chilly, rising to 24 degrees celcius in the afternoon. Calm in the early morning but catching up to about 5m/s at 8 o'clock, undoubtedly affecting the amount of birds caught. 

Torsdag den 31 juli 2014

First year Blyth's Reed Warbler. Photo: Carlos Mompó Zornoza

Staff: Carlos, Bruno, Antoine, Hannes, Kieran, Helena

Weather: Windy, around 6 m/s southwesterly according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) but it felt like more. The skies were clear today, with little to no clouds. Temperature probably just over 20 degrees.


Onsdag den 30 juli 2014

Staff: Kieran, Carlos, Bruno, Helena, Hannes and Antoine


Weather: A very welcome break in the very hot weather, a slight breeze (3 m/s) combined with a small amount of cloud cover while still very sunny. A slight rain shower in the afternoon. A temperature of around 25 degrees celcius that felt much cooler due to wind and rain.


Tisdag den 29 juli 2014

Photo by Bruno Sanchis

Staff: Kieran, Antoine, Carlos, Helena, Hannes and Bruno.


Weather:Early morning misty but sunny with a slight breeze later.

Projects: Ringing program CES

Ringing: It has been a good mark as usual in the latest sessions at Vallen, 222 birds (nice number) of 18 different species. We must remark that one of the retraps has been a Reed warbler ringed in Norway.


Summary of birds caught:

Sedge warbler 71 (1)

Marsh warbler 8

Reed warbler 33 (2)

Måndag den 28 juli 2014

Photo by Antoine (AML)

Personal:  Helena, Carlos, Antoine; Hannes, Bruno, Kieran.

Weather:  This day at Ässön was very wet after the rain yesterday. The sun came back this afternoon with around 27 c° and approximately 3m/s wind.

Projects; Ringing program CES


CES Ringing program  Today was an average day, remarkable only due to the number of mosquitoes. We have caught:

-Great Tit 5 (retrap 3)

-Blue Tit 5 + (4)

-Reed Bunting 7

Söndag den 27 juli 2014

Redwing. Photo by Carlos Mompó

Staff: Antoine, Bruno, Carlos, Hannes, Helena and Kieran.

Weather: Cloudy morning at Banvallen and a little rain at the end of the ringing session.  Afterwards it was sun.

Ringing: It was a very quiet morning with not too many birds in the nets.  103 birds of 14 species were caught in 5 hours, but nothing special.

The summary of today’s catch goes as follows:

Species                         new   retraps    total

European Robin             1       2          3

Lördag den 26 juli 2014

Grönfink - Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), 2cy male.

Staff: Carlos, Bruno, Antoine, Helena, Kieran and Hannes.


Weather: Yet another calm, sunny day with temperatures rising up towards 30 degrees Celcius in the afternoon. We are all adopting the Spanish practice of siesta with some enthusiasm. 


Fredag den 25 juli 2014

Lesser Whitethroat by Antoine

Staff: Kieran, Carlos, Bruno, Helena, Hannes and Antoine


Weather: A  nice day with a slight breeze (1.5m/s), very sunny with no clouds. Temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius after the morning cold.


CES-ringing: The first day of the season at Ässon today went very steadily with a constant stream of birds, tailing off towards the end. The highlight came in the form of the first Lesser Whitethroat of the season, hopefully a lot more to come.


Torsdag den 24 juli 2014

Staff: Carlos, Bruno, Antoine, Hannes, Kieran, Helena and our guest Bo Nielsen (chairman of the board).

Weather: Warm, hot, absolutely boiling or whatever you want to call it. Probably just under 30 degrees Celsius. No wind and clear skies, except for the morning mist.