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Archive for March, 2010

A early morning treat!

Today was another quiet day (around 30 birds). Except from the regular species we get these days, like Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης), Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης), Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) and Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης) we trapped our first European Scops Owl (Otus scops, […]

Another two new arrivals

………….……………………………Even though there were strong winds today (yesterday they were too strong to open nets) we managed to work for a couple of hours. There were not a lot of birds around (we ringed about 30 birds) but the day was definitely interesting as we got two new species for the season,  a Common Cuckoo […]

A Harrier in our nets

This Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus, Καλαμόκιρκος) was chasing the Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) on the picture in the previous post, which was chasing a Robin. We got them all in the net and we are thankful to the Robin! It is not so rare to get a Harrier in the nets but every time […]

Three new species for this season!

Apart from the Marsh Harrier as seen in the post above, today we had our first Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) and our first Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης). Both the Woodchat Shrike and the Pied Flycatcher are species which are fairly abundant on Antikythira later in the season. Other species ringed today were:  Nightingale […]


We proudly present to you a Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica,  Γαλαζολαίμης) that was trapped in our mist nets today.  Bluethroats are rare  in Greece and the individual ringed today was the second one ringed by ABO. The previous one was ringed during autumn 2006.

Day 7 of ringing!

In general it was a good ringing day with quite a few birds and good weather. Except from the Bluethroat you can see on the post above other species trapped today were: Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα),Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι),Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης),Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα),Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης),Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος),Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus […]

A day with quite a few arrivals!

 Six new species for the season was trapped today:Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes, Κοκκοθραύστης), Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia, Τσιχλαηδόνι), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica,Σταυλοχελίδονο), House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο), Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris,Φλώρος), Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης), Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus,Μαυρολαίμης). It was by far the day with the most birds up to now and […]

A Wheatear and a Whitethroat

One Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος) and a Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe, Σταχτοπετρόκλης) are the two new species trapped today. As mention at a previous post the first Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης) was trapped yesterday, but three were trapped during the first net check making us happy.Other species ringed today were:Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, […]

Four new species for the season.

Yesterday was a very short day as strong winds did not let as ring as much as was planned (Species ringed yesterday; Song Thrush-Turdus philomelos-Τσίχλα and Nightingale-Luscinia megarhynchos-Αηδόνι). Today the weather was totally different and you could see from quite early that a lot of birds had arrived.  Corn Buntings (Emberiza calandra, Τσιφτάς) have been here […]

Two new arrivals….

Two Tree Pipits (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα) and a Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs, Σπίνος) were trapped today. Other species ringed was: Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα) Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης)