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.

CES-ringing:

With Bo Nielsen in the team we were seven today, meaning none of us understood that we caught over a hundred birds until the day was over and the summary had been done: the estimation was at around 80, merely because the work effort required was lower than usual.

Today we also caught a couple of Marsh Warblers, which might have been the most interesting species today:

Species                      New ringing    Retrap            Total 

Chiffchaff                                1                             0                  = 1

Sedge Warbler                        36                           10                = 46

Reed Warbler                          10                            0                = 10

Willow Warbler                        23                            3                = 26

European Robin                       3                             1                 = 4

Marsh Warbler                          3                             0                 = 3

Icterine Warbler                       1                             0                 = 1

Marsh Tit                                  2                             2                 = 4 

Blackcap                                   2                             1                 = 3

Common Whitethroat               4                             0                = 4

Blue Tit                                     4                             2                 = 6

Garden Warbler                         5                             4                = 9

Great Tit                                   2                             0                 = 2

Redwing                                    1                             0                 = 1

Red-backed Shrike                    1                             0                = 1

Song Thrush                              1                             0                = 1

Thrush Nightingale                    0                             1                = 1

Reed Bunting                            0                             1                 = 1

                                              = 99                         = 25              = 124 birds of 18 species

After ringing, when cycling home, Kieran had a minor accident with the bike and got a fracture in his elbow. After a couple of hours in the emergency ward in Örebro, Kieran came back with his left (lucky!) arm in a mitella and now has to consider himself one-armed for some days to come. During this time, the last preparations for tomorrow's ringing premiere at Ässön were made, and a lot of data entry was done. We are now ready to rock (except Kieran who's not rocking anything but Paracetamol and Ibuprofen and possibly data entry).

Vid tangenterna,

HHT