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.

 

CES-ringing: A relatively slow day at Banvallen when compared to our recent catches at Ässon and Vallen but enough birds to still keep us busy and awake, plus with very sore hands after I had to extract two Red-Backed Shrikes from the same net.

A summary of todays catch is as follows:

 

Species                                New              Retrap           Total

Sedge Warbler                    20                  2                    22

Willow Warbler                  30                  9                    39

Reed Warbler                     12                  0                    12

Pied Flycatcher                   1                    0                    1

Icterine Warbler                  1                    0                    1

Red-Backed Shrike            2                    0                    2

Chiffchaff                          1                    0                    1

Redwing                             1                    0                    1

Garden Warbler                  5                    6                    11

Greenfinch                          1                    0                    1

Common Whitethroat         5                    3                    8

Blackcap                             1                    1                    2

Reed Bunting                     1                    0                    1

Blue Tit                               2                    0                    2

Thrush Nightingale             0                    2                    2

Fieldfare                             0                    1                    1

Marsh Tit                            0                    1                    1

Total                                   83                  25                  108 birds of 17 species

 

The afternoon mainly consisted of tidying up around the observatory including the mending of nets and bird bags.

 

 

Here’s to plenty more birds tomorrow!

KLE