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Day 12 of ringing – spring 2015 – A Savi’s Warbler

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We had strong prevailing winds today that made us close the net earlier that planed. In total we just got around 20 birds but with quite a nice variety of species. We started our day with an Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) while also had a Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) and two European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι). The birds of the day was the Savi’s Warbler (Locustella luscinioides, Καλαμοτριλιστής), a species that we do not ring a lot.

Other specis trapped today:

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)

European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος)

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

Day 11 of ringing – spring 2015 – A Turtle Dove & Hoopoe!

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Few birds today, Just 25 but it was quite windy. Nevertheless the new European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) trapped early in the morning and the first European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) and the Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) kept us pleased.

Other species trapped today:

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος)

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος)

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)

European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

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Day 10 of ringing – spring 2015 – Nightjar!

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Another quiet and hot day today with slightly less than 30 birds tapped. The first net round treated us with the first European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) for the season. Apart form that we had a small variety of species.

Other species trapped:

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)

European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος)

Eurasian (WryneckJynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης)

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος)

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα).

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Day 9 of ringing – spring 2015 – The first raptor in the Nets!

20150415_103721(0)Slightly less than 30 birds today. But the lack in quantity was compensated in quality. This beautiful Harrier made us all forget that did not have many birds. On top of that during the next net round we got our first Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus, Κούκος).

It was also nice to, once more, to be able to compare three Phylloscopus Warblers [Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος), Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis, Βουνοφυλλοσκόπος) at the same time.

Other birds trapped today:

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)

European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης)

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The Woodchat Shrike and Stopover Ecology.

This season the stopover ecology studies are expanding to more species apart from the Golden Orioles. The first species to be studied this year is the Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς). Dane, for University of Patras will be looking into the behavioral ecology of this species.

The first radio transmitter is set!

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Day 8 of ringing – spring 2015 –More Semicollared Flycatcher & Woodchat Shrikes

A Semicollared Flycatcher with colour rings

Another day with the all the three black and white Flycatcher at the ringing table [Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης), European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)]. As usual the last days we have at least one Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) while we also had a new wave of Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς; Four trapped today). In total slightly more than 40 birds trapped today.

Other species trapped:

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος)

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης)

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος)

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος)

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος)

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος).

More about all the coulour ringing in a future post

Day 7 of ringing – spring 2015 –Scops Owl and Lesser Witethought

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Another windless and warm day today. Our day started with a nice treat – our first Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης). Later on we trapped out first Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος). There were not a lot of birds around but we managed  to trap over birds 40 in total . Once more the most common species were the Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης).

Other species tapped today:

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης)
Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)
Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος)
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα
Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος)
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος)
Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)
European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

 

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Day 6 of ringing – spring 2015 –The first Flying Bananas

Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος)

The Flying Bananas [Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος)] are here, the first two have already been ringed. Overall it was a quiet day with slightly over 30 birds trapped. We also had our first Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα) and also trapped a delayed Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα). It was also nice to have 4 Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης).

Other species trapped today:

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς).

It is Easter Day today in Greece so we will go to Taver to eat the traditional Easter dish – Katsikaki (goat)

 

Day 5 of ringing – Spring 2015. The 1st Wryneck

The wind had dropped again and we were able to ring! There were not so many birds around like Day 2 but still a good day. In total we got 34 birds and among them the first Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) for the season. The most common bird trapped were the Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Other species trapped today:

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος)

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης)

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος)

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος)

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος)

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς).

This year we are running a colour ringing project on some selected species to look into who long they are staying on the island and to find out if the prefer any specific choice regarding habitat they use. Up to now we have started clolour marked Woodchat Shrike . So for all you further north that are out bird watching have a in mind to check for our marked birds! (More info on the colour combinations used on Antikyhtira at the following link http://www.cr-birding.org/node/3020)

Colour marked Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς)

Day 2 of Ringing – Spring 2015. The arrival of the superior.

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A cold windy day today will a lot birds and new species for the season! In total we managed to ring 90 birds during the reduced (by one hour due to wind) ringing session.

The weather resembled late autumn but we had some late spring arrivals, as two Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) and two Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος)(The Superior!).

It was nice to have all the species of Flycatchers we usually trap during spring together: Spotted Flycatcher, Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης), European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης). Likewise we had the change to have a look at four species of Phylloscopus Warblers: Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis, Βουνοφυλλοσκόπος), Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος), Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) & Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος).

Other species trapped today:

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταβλοχελίδονο)

Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο)

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα)

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος)

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης)

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος)

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος)

Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς).

The wind forecast for the next days are not really good but you never now!