Torsdag den 12 juni 2014

Great tit chick just fledged near a nestbox in Sörön (Photo from Marianne)

Windy Thursday

Personal: Magnus, Teresa, Lena, Nico, Marianne

Weather: Sunny but windy day (6-7m/s). Average temperature of 18°C

Projects; Great Reed Warbler; Farmland Birds; Wetland census; Nestboxes ringing in Sörön and Marsh Harrier Flyway

Magnus, Teresa, Nico and Lena did the last observation session for the Wetland Census this morning. Here are the results!

Nyägen: Coot: 7+3 chicks ; Rednecked Grebe: 4 ; Blacktern: 6 ; Mute Swan: 1 ; Teal: 10 ; Mallard: 18 ; Lapwing: 3 ; Gadwall: 3+1 nest with 9 eggs ; Bittern: 1 ; Common tern:2 ; Black headed gull: 4

Nynasengen: Mute swan: 1+5 chicks ; Coot: 4+3 chicks ; Goldeneye: 1+1 chicks ; Mallard: 16+6 chicks ; Whopper swan: 2 ; Teal: 1 ; Pintail: 1 ; Wigeon: 2 ; Black headed gull: 4 ; Common Tern: 2 ; Water-rail: 1; Lapwing: 3

Fågelsjön: Mallard: 46 male ; Common Tern: 10 ; Coot: 21+11chicks ; Little Gull: 1 ; Gadwall: 1 pair ; Goldeneye: 4 female ; Mute Swan: 4+5 chicks ; Red-Necked Grebe: 1 pair with chicks ; Black Tern: 3

Aslasjön: Bittern: 2 male ; Mute Swan: 1+5chicks ; Red-necked Grebe: 4+3chicks ; Common Tern: 3

 Löten: Mute Swan: 2 ; Lapwing: 19+1chicks ; Black headed gull: 25 ; Greylag goose: 87+34 chicks ; Mallard: 3 ; Ruff: 1 ; Spotted Redshank: 1 ; Shoveler: 1 ; Grey Heron: 1 ; Teal: 7 ; Gadwall: 2 ; Common Tern: 3 ; Garganey: 3 ; Wood Sandpiper: 4

Teresa and Lena went to work for the GRW project after the Wetland census but the wind spoiled the working day in the reed.

Marianne kept watching for the Farmland survey this morning. Finally the Ortolan pair whose chicks were ringed last Sunday is still feeding. A lot of birds has been seen feeding today on the road where we put oat seeds, so be careful when driving on the road near the Ortolan reproduction area! We are actually preparing a little road sign for warning people to drive slowly.

On this afternoon, Lena and Marianne went to Söron for checking some nestboxes (where the chicks from tits were too young to be ringed last week and also for checking if the chicks of the Pied Flycatcher are now enough big to be ringed now). Actually, we were a little bit too late for the Tits (except 3 Great Tits chicks, all the chicks fledged) and too early for the Pied Flycatcher (just hatched), so we will have to come back there in a couple of days!

MSL