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day 51 of ringing

The strong winds did not allow us to ring more than a couple of net rounds. Nevertheless though the vest winds brought us some birds. Species trapped today: Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis, Χωραφοσπουργίτης), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, […]

day 50 of ringing

The migration is slowly fading down here in Antikythira, nevertheless some interesting birds are still passing. During the last net round we even trapped some Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla flava, Κιτρινοσουσουράδα), birds we do not trap often. Other species trapped today: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταβλοχελίδονο), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος), […]

day 49 of ringing

South winds today so we had significantly less birds. The Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and the European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος) while the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) is still the most abundant species while the  Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) is also abundant. Other species trapped today: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταβλοχελίδονο), Common […]

An Oriole day / day 48

Up to now we did not have as many Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) as expected, even though we had them regularly.  Today we trapped close to 30 individuals and 22 of them during the first net round! The most abundant species though were the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) while the Common House Martins […]

Black-headed Bunting and a Marsh Harrier / day 47

A male & and a female Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala, Αμπελουργός) were trapped today. They had been around for some days but the north winds and the clouds made more to land. The same weather conditions drove the second for this season Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus, Καλαμόκιρκος) to our nets.  The Eastern Olivaceous Warblers […]

day 46 of ringing

The second Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα) was trapped today. Up to now we should have trapped more but nothing can be planed! Even though we had north winds we did not have the amount of birds expected (we trapped around 80 toady). Other species trapped today: Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), , Great […]

day 45 of ringing

The weather was not exactly as we expected it to de, so we did not have yesterdays numbers but exactly the half (more than 100) which is still good.  As usually around this time of the year the most common bird was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) followed by the Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, […]

A small peak / day 44

Some low clouds after Antikythira made quite a few birds to land on the island and increased our trappings figures to 200 birds today. The most abundant species is still Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) with 69 birds today but there were some new waves of Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς), Great Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus […]

day 43 of ringing

Another summer day today at Antikythira with relatively high temperatures for the season.  in total we trapped around 80 birds with the most abundant being the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). We still trap fancy birds like Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος). The two unusual trapps for today were a […]

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler / day 42 of ringing

Our first Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα) trapped today. The most abundant species by far was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) while we got a good number of Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis, Χωραφοσπουργίτης) which have been around the nets for the last three days. A couple of Black-headed Buntings (Emberiza melanocephala, Αμπελουργός) were […]