Acrocephalus schoenobaenus. Young.
The wind is still strong in Antikythira but is getting lower and the direction changed to North-east and brought us a lot of birds one of them which felt in our nets was new for this season, Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα).
We hear during the night, before open the nets, some speacies like Anthus sp and Nycticorax nycticorax.h
We saw many birds around the nets and we had more captures than usual days mainly of the species like European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) and Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος).
Also we had a pleasure to trap beautiful birds that we don’t capture often like the first adult male of Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος) one Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) and one Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) whitch we had the chance to see getting into the net.
Therefore another interesting and wonderful day in Antikythira.
Phoenicurus phoenicurus. Adult, male.
Today we trapped 32 birds of 12 different species, 1 of them new for the season.
The most abundant species today was Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος).
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα)
Other species trapped:
Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης)
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης)
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος).
Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα).
Garden warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος).
Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης).
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος).
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης).
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva, Νανομυγοχάφτης).
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος).
Enjoying under the water!
Yesterday we had time to go to kamarela beach to enjoy the waters and we almost finished our goal seeing it clean again. It was a hard work because the currents brought a lot of garbage this summer but when you mix the good energy with the compromise it is easier and recomforting. Also the community of antikythira is very gratefully.
Team of Kamarela, almost clean!
The “migration” of Robins:
Robin (Erithacus rubecula).
Today we felt that European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης) are in active migration to Africa and also our Robin from is making the migration to his home in England. His available hands help us during more than 3 weeks, his smily face and his funny catch phrases will be in our minds until the end. “Hareka para poli” ( nice to meet you). We wish you an “awesome” life!!!.
Robin, Rare wonderful “bird”!
Bye bye Robin, Bye bye my FRIEND!!!