Archive for October, 2009
Season is over for ABO, we are going a bit earlier cos the ferry goes out for annual repairs and the habitat is not suitable for wintering. If you are interested to participate in the following spring or autumn don’t wait to much before applying. Thank you for following this page and a special thanks to […]
Rain and wind have the upper hand these days allowing only few time for ringing in between. Not much to do appart from watching the Sparrowhawks hunting the finches.
Blackbird Turdus merula is the latest arrival in our nets. Other species ringed today: Scops Owl Otus scops Robin Erithacus rubecula Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Red-Breastead Flycatcher Ficedula parva Chaffinch Fringila coelebs
Less and less raptors as the time goes by but that flock of 9 juvenile Short-Toed Eagles Circaetus gallicus 2 days ago was remarkable.
The Greenfinch Carduelis chloris is the new species trapped today. The juvenile Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea was found early morning at the dock after a night with heavy rain. It had no visible injuries and was lively. It was ringed and later released at the beach where it moved fast in the water to have its chance at the sea. A […]
The Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla, a rarity for the region, ringed earlier today for the first time in Antikythira and I think it is the first specimen ever ringed in Greece as well. Other species ringed today: Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Robin Erithacus rubecula Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Willow […]
An Osprey Pandion haliaetus flying low before dusk, one of the few recorded every season.
The first Chaffinch Fringila coelebs of this autumn was ringed today. We hope that the bad weather north will bring us more in the following days. Other species ringed today: Tree pipit Anthus trivialis Robin Erithacus rubecula Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Whitethroat Sylvia communis Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Red-Breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva […]
Well it seems that the Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina is at the end an Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca. Thanks Toralf for pinpointing our mistake. …and the 10th Short-Toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus of the season earlier today. Both juvenile birds.
A Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes are the new species ringed in a day with good numbers. Other species ringed today: Robin Erithacus rubecula Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Red-Breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis