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Archive for May, 2009

All quiet in Antikythira..

Spring season is over now, most of the birds are already northern, we can hardly see or hear anything. We ‘ll be back in late August to keep on doing what we are doing.  A big thanks for visiting and a special thanks to those who passed by helping during the last 64 days.

Nets are closed…

The first bird to be ringed for this season was a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus! The very last, but not least, was a Garden Warbler Sylvia borin!  The nets are now closed! It was fun this season as well!Hope to see you all next season!

Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Buntings Emberiza melanocephala have been seen for the last couple of weeks. This species is not a very common catch. In the two last days though, we have seen them in greater numbers so … eventually we trapped one of them.

Still having fun…

We might not have soo many birds, but as you can see, we are still getting nice species!

A bird from Latvia …II

The Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix that had been trapped on mid April with a Latvia ring had initially been ringed on Jul 2006 at Berzciems, Tukums. That bird had just manged cross the Sahara Desert for the sixth time!

Tawny Pipit

A Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris was trapped yesterday. We do not get many so we share it with you. It seems that the pick has passed so we do not get hundreds of birds any more … 

An ABO bird in Israel!

An Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida that was initially ring in Antikythira during May 2008 was trapped this May at Jerusalem Bird Observatory. This is our first bird retrapped in Israel and the first Olivaceous Warbler ringed in Greece that was controlled in an other country! We cross our fingers and hope to have more reports […]

Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrikes Lanius collurio do not appear in big numbers during spring period, even though we get at least one every year. The most impressive of the day though was the high numbers of Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus. Around 30 was trapped only at the first net round. It seems also that we have a […]

Three more new species for the season…

Eastern Olivaceous Warblers Hippolais pallida made their first appearance today! Some Sand Martins Riparia riparia had been seen the previous days but not trapped up to now while Yellow Wagtails Motacilla flava being present for a lot of days, none was caught up to today. But those that kept us really busy the last couple […]

Red- rumped Swallow

Red- rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica is a species we do not trap much even though they are around. This morning though one was trapped as clouds made them fly low. Enjoy! Other Species ringed today: Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Whitethroat Sylvia communis Redstart Phoenicurus […]