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Archive for March, 2012

Back in business and new arrivals / Day 7 of ringing

The weather was good as predicted.  The first net round we got only Robins (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης), Chiffchaffs (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) and Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) making it feel more like autumn than spring. Later on though we got out new arrivals for the seasons. In other words we got our first Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus […]

Strong Western Winds / Day 6 of (not) ringing

The winds were too strong to even open the nets. According to the weather forecast it will be better tomorrow.  The first Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra, Τσιφτάς) where recorded today while the slope sided that where protected from wind where turned yellow by fairly large flocks of Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla flava, Κιτρινοσουσουράδα)

New arrivals / Day 5 of ringing

The first Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα), Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes, Τρυποφράχτης), Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) and Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι) for the season were trapped today.  Most common species for today was the Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης). Other species trapped today: Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι), Savi’s Warbler (Locustella luscinioides, Καλαμοτριλιστής), […]

New species for the ringing list / Day 4 of ringing

The Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana, Στικτοπουλάδα; photo1) that was trapped today made our day. It is not so often we have the chance to see this bird from close by. Apart from that it was a slow day , with Chiffchaffs (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) and Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος; photo 2) being the most […]

Wind and new arrivals / Day 3 of Ringing

The weather was sunny and calm during the first days and made me to forget that it is usually cloudy and wind during March, as today. The north wind though brought us three  new species for the season :   Savi’s Warblers (Locustella luscinioides, Καλαμοτριλιστής; photo 1), Nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι) and a Sand Martin (Riparia […]

The first rarity / Day 2 of Ringing

The season seems to have started well! We got our first Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica, Γαλαζολαίμης; photo 1) for the season, which is a rarity in Greece.  To keep up with last spring record we need 4 more rarities! A new species for the season was the Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος; photo 2) and the […]

Spring season 2012 / Day 1 of ringing

Needless to say we are happy to be back! The nets were put yesterday and today we were ready to ring.  The species trapped today were mainly short distant migrants with just a few long distance ones! The first bird to be ringed was a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος; photo 1) while the surprise of […]