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Archive for March, 2009

Three new arrivals …

A Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia, a Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata and a Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus made their first appearance for the season.. Other birds ringed were …: Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Scops Owl Otus scops Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Robin Erithacus rubecula Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Night visitors…

The two last nights the arrival of the Scops Owls Otus scops was evident. This morning we got one during the first net round. Enjoy! 

A migrating Woodpecker…

A Wryneck Jynx torquilla was caught today! Every spring season we get around 30 of them but this was the first to get got this year.


A Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos was trapped at our nets today. First for the season! More will come later. 

Another two new species for the season

The weather was quite windy today as well; nevertheless we manage to catch some birds. Both Three Pipits Anthus trivialis and House Martins Delichon urbicum were around the previous days but just today we got them in the nets. 

Raptors update

Not much from the raptors front yet. A few Marsh Harriers Circus aeruginosus, a couple of Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni, The resident Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, of course the Kestrels Falco tinnunculus, and a Buzzard Buteo buteo which probably spent the winter here. Nevertheless, we got an interesting information From C. Trierweiler on behalf of […]

Four new species

Ringing went on as planed for today. Four species that had not been caught yesterday was trapped on our nets. Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Stonechat Saxicola torquatus, Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans.

First bird for the Season.

The first bird ringed for this spring was a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus. Other species caught were Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita, Robin Erithacus rubecula, Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and Song Thrush Turdus philomelos.

Bad weather!

Strong winds welcomed us the first day of planned ringing! As no ringing could take place we visited a known roosting site of Barn Owl Tyto alba to collect pellets. Better weather is expected because we are really eager to catch our first birds.

We are back..

Spring season is open for A.B.O. Tomorrow we are going to set our nets in the valley, man a watchpoint, and we ‘ll get back to you in the following days with what we catch  and what we see.