Torsdag den 5 september 2013

Barred Warbler. photo: MKS

Hej and welcome to our new diary format. Here you can read all about daily life here at Kvismare, find out who is here and which projects are running. We hope you enjoy reading about what is going on here at the observatory and check back regularly to see our daily updates. Now we are into September the primary focus of our work is the bird ringing. You can find out how we are gerring on as our daily totals will be posted here.

Personnel; Matt Slaymaker (MKS), Teresa Montras (TMJ), Jonas Classon (JCN), 2x ’Crane Girls’

Weather; A little misty in the morning but this soon cleared into another bright sunny day. Almost no wind but some cloudy spells in the afternoon.

Projects; Standardised CES Ringing (Vallen, Fågelsjön)

Ringing totals; Nets 06:00 – 11:00

Reed Warbler 26
Sedge Warbler 8
Robin 1
Willow Warbler 1
Siskin 1
Reed Bunting 23
Blue Tit 2
Blackcap 1
Goldfinch 2
Chaffinch 1
Garden Warbler 1

TOTAL = 68 (+12 Controls)

The Barred Warbler was the clear highlight of the morning and represents the 17th to be ringed at the observatory, all but 3 of which have been caught at Vallen. This is the 3rd year in a row the species has been caught here.

Other; Jonas became the third person this season to sink in a deep muddy ditch by walking along the wrong side of the nets during a net round! Lesson learnt – he will stick to the boardwalks from now on. In the evening we picked up Ewa Karaszewsk​a (from Poland) who will be joining the team as a working guest for the next 2 weeks.