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Day 5 of ringing – a rainy day

 Despite the fact that the rain forced us to close the nets earlier that planed we had quite an interesting day. The new species for this season, that was caught today was the Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) and the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος).  We also observed our first  Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης) […]

Last seasons’ birds from Croatia.

 We were just  informed today that the Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα) and Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) that was controlled by ABO last year had been ringed in the same locality in Croatia. The Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα) was controlled on Antikythira at mid April of 2010 and was initially ringed at Vid, Metkovic at Southern Croatian Coast on […]

Day 4 of ringing.

A fairly nice day (close to 50 birds) with five first trappes for the season. Common Whitethroats (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), Common Redstarts (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Eurasian Wrynecks, (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) and Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica, Σταβλοχελίδονο) that was trapped for the first time for the season are common. On the other hand Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia […]


Two really nice species have been observed on the island the last two days. The Rüppell’s Warbler (Sylvia rueppelli, Αιγαιοτσιροβάκος) is regularly passing though the island and is even trapped regularly every year. The Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia, Φρυγανοτσίχλονο) is not commonly seen on the island but have been observed several times. Enjoy!

Day 3 of ringing.

The strong south wind did not really allow us to ring for more than a couple of hours. Less than a dozen of birds trapped of six species: European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης),  Common Chiffchaff […]

Day 2 of Ringing.

Despite the slight south wind we had a fairly good day with some new arrivals. Species that were trapped for the firsts time for the season were: European Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης), Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα), European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος), Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς), Ortolan […]

Spring Season 2011.

 The nets are up and the ringing has started. The very first bird to be trapped was a Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus,  Σχοινοποταμίδα). A lot of Common Chiffchaffs (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) were around and trapped. The number of captures was not big as the there was some wind after the first two hours of ringing. […]