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Spring 2016, day 51 of bird ringing

The winds were even stronger today and thus we got few birds (31 in total). We still though have a fair variety of species that reached up to 10. As yesterday the House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο was the most common species ringed. Daily totals can be found here: http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160516

Spring 2016, day 50 of bird ringing

Yesterday we had to close the nets after the first net round due to rain that lasted more or less up to midday. The weather improved slightly today So we managed to ring though the whole constant effort session. The bird of the day was defiantly the Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο ;39 ringed). […]

Spring 2016, day 44 of bird ringing

Strong wind today as well but nevertheless, as yesterday, we had had good catch today (117 in the constant effort). The most abundant species was the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) followed by the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). Daily totals can be found here:http://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1696/20160509

Spring 2016, day 43 of bird ringing

Stronger winds today but nevertheless we had 90 birds in total (71 in the constant effort). The most abundant species was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and second most common the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο). The bird of the day was without any doubt the Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus, Μαυροκιρκίνεζο) a species that […]

Spring 2016, Day 32 of Bird Ringing

After a day of due to strong winds we came back with a slow day. In total we only got 30 birds at the constant effort site.  We might not have a lot of birds we had some nice species as the Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος), the Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) and the […]

Spring 2016, Day 22 of Bird Ringing

Another pleasant day today with 55 birds ringed at the constant effort site and 17 at the opportunistic site. As yesterday the European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) was the most common species The Trumpeter finch (Bucanetes githagineus, Ερημοπύρρουλας) that was spotted on the island yesterday is still round! Daily totals can be found here: […]

Spring 2016, Day 17 of Bird Ringing

The winds have faded and we are back in business. We had a pleasant first round with a European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) at the constant effort site and Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus, Ξεφτέρι) at the opportunistic site. The numbers of European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) observed at the island have increase and we […]

Spring 2016, Day 15 of Bird Ringing

Strong winds for another day with few birds at tour nets (18+1). Quite a few Willow Warblers (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος) have arrived to the island and some of them were also ringed. The European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) have also started to be more abundant but have not yet been trapped. Daily ringing totals […]

Spring 2016, Day 12 of Bird Ringing – the arrival of the Garden Warblers

While yesterday the Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης) were the most abundant species today we did not managed to trap a single one of them. The wind was stronger and fewer birds were flying around. In total we ringed only 19 bids a the constant effort site (+2 a the opportunistic site) Nevertheless in was […]

Spring 2016, Day 9 of Bird Ringing

Still strong winds around but defiantly more birds in the nets and in the filed. Our morning net round was lovely as we got our first Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης)! We also have another new first of the season the Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα). The bird of the day though was […]