Most of the birds have already moved northwards! Birds that are mainly passing this time of the year are Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης). The possible Western Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna opaca, Καστανοστριτσίδα) is still around and was retrapped, so we had the possibility to have another look at it. The bird of the day was not trapped at the nets. It was found injured at the ground by Tara, who picked it up and brought it at the ringing table just before the first net round. Thanks to Tara we could have a close look at an Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae, Μαυροπετρίτης) from a close range. The birds is strong and seems to have a wing problem. We hope it will recover until our departure.
Other species trapped:
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος), Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Eurasian Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα).
Obviously it was too windy yesterday to open nets!