Archive for September, 2009
Wind allowed ringing for few hours this morning and we got our first Robin Erithacus rubecula of the season. Other species ringed today: Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Whitethroat Sylvia communis Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
That’s how it looks for the last couple of days. Very strong NE wind do not allow us to open the mistnets and ring, and it is difficult to stand at the observation points. Better weather is expected from Friday.
Not so many raptors this week, apart from a day with a lot of Marsh Harriers Circus Aeruginosus. Nevertheless we had 2 more Egyptian Vultures Neophron percnopterus (6 so far), one of them stayed overnight. Other raptors species recorded this week: Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus Long-Legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus Steppe Buzzard […]
The resident Barn Owl is the only new species ringed for the last couple of days. Enjoy also an adult male Red-Breasted Flycatcher ringed earlier today. Other species ringed the past two days: Scops Owl Otus scops Hoopoe Upupa epops Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Whitethroat Sylvia […]
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus is the new species ringed today. Remarkable are the big numbers of Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus. Other species ringed today: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Scops Owl Otus scops Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Willow Warbler Phylloscopus […]
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica and Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava are the new species in the nets for the last two days. Other species ringed the last two days: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Hoopoe Upupa epops Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Whichat Saxicola rubetra Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Whitethroat Sylvia communis Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus […]
The 4th Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus for this season recorded today. The Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus of Wednesday is a new species for our list. Good raptors week in other words. Other species recorded this week: Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus (other than the well known resident) Black Kite Milvus migrans Marsh Harrier Circus […]
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris and Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis are the new species in the nets. Many birds today after the day-long rain of Friday. Other species ringed today: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Whitethroat Sylvia communis Marsh Warbler […]
The Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor, that ringed earlier today, is the only new species for this season in the nets for the last 6 days. Other species ringed today: Scops Owl Otus scops Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcup Sylvia atricapilla Whitethroat Sylvia communis Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina […]
A juvenile Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus yesterday was the first one of this season. A possible juvenile Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus today will be tonight’s dinner debate. Sorry no photos, enjoy the light house at the south tip of the island.