Archive for March, 2008
Four new species for this season, was caught today. During the first net round, a Scops Owl Otus scops made our day. Later we were happy to have a Whitethroat Sylvia communis a Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca.
Rain did not allow us to ring a lot. The few birds we caught when weather allowed it, were ringed in the car. We got though our first Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos and, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicolis for this season.
Bad weather prevented us from ringing today! Yesterday even though we did not have too many birds we added two new species to the ringing list of Antikythera Bird Observatory(http://www.ornithologiki.gr/en/osa/ringing_list.php). The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes and the Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla, which you can see from the pictures made us all happy!
Standard ringing procedure has started. The nets open every morning in darkness and we close them after 8 hours of ringing. The birds caught are not a lot but it is still early in season. The species caught until now are Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita, Balkan Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis Sedge Warbler […]
Spring begun “officially” one day before for volunteers and staff of ABO. The team arrived to the island taking advantage of hours gap without strong wind. We would like to thank very much the Hellenic Coast Guard and especially the vessel’s crew that gave us the ride. We hope to get back in the following days with interesting […]