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Archive for May, 2010

Day 51- A Sand Martin Day

The ringing site was filed today with Sand Martins (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) and European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος) which were flying low. We got a lot of Sand Martins in our nets but only a few Bee-eaters.Other species trapped today:Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο), […]

World Migratory Bird Day 2010

World Migratory Bird Day 2010, takes place during  8-9 May and focuses on globally threatened migratory birds More informations here 

Day 48

 A Common Linnet (Carduelis cannabina, Φανέτο) was trapped todau for the first time for the season. An other surprise was the two late Balkan Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis,Βουνοφυλλοσκόπος) that fall into our nets after quite a few tome.Other species trapped today :Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο), House Martin […]

Day 47

The Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto, Δεκαοχτούρα) ringed today was the first one for the season. The Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) is still the most abundant species for the last two days .Other species trapped today and yesterday were: Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος), Icterine Warblers (Hippolais icterina, […]

Day 45

The peak of migration is close if not present already. The more abundant species today were Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). We thought that the Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) would have passed already as we had not seen then around a couple of days but today we trapped a couple.Other species ringed today wereEurasian […]

Day 44

The Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) is one of the most consisted species trapped on Antikythira during spring. Since the first is trapped it is present almost everyday thought-out the end of the period.  Today it was the most abundant as well.  Other species ringed today: Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, […]

Day 43- A falcon in our nets

A  Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus, Μαυροκιρκίνεζο) was trapped at the last net round .It is a species that is not commonly ringed on Antikythira so that made as all happy! Apart from that we did not have a big variety of species today but at leas the two most abundant species were my favourite fig […]

Day 42 –one new arrival

The first Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala, Αμπελουργός) was trapped today. One individual was observed during the early morning and a few hours later one ended up in our nets! Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica, Ασπροκωλίνα) have been around since the beginning of the season but the first one was trapped today!Other species trapped today were:Eurasian Golden […]

Day 42 (Yesterday) – Yellow birds

Still quite windy today which kept our numbers low (around 65). Most of the birds trapped today were yellow.  Eurasian Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and Icterine Warblers (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα) start arriving in bigger nubers andWood Warblers (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος) are still around.Other species trapped today:Eastern Olivaceous Warblers (Hippolais pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, […]