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Day 8 of ringing, Spring 2013.

Today was a quite slower day with around 45 birds. The most abundant species was the Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα). One unusual thing is the high numbers of Eurasian Hoopoes (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) and Eurasian Wrynecks (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) observed around the island compared to previous years (both of them trapped almost every day, […]

Day 7 of ringing, Spring 2013 – our first Rüppell’s Warbler!

Today was our first day with over 100 birds! On top of that we had six new traps for the season. The nicest of them was the Rüppell’s Warbler (Sylvia rueppelli, Αιγαιοτσιροβάκος). Other species that were trapped for first time was the Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα) the Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης) the Pied […]

Day 6 of ringing, Spring 2013 – The first Lesser Whitethroat!

Winds are still around so we had a slow day. In total slightly more than 25 birds. The new species for the season was the Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος). A pleasant surprise is that it seems that quite a few Eurasian Wrynecks (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) are around as we trap at least one every […]

Day 5 of ringing, Spring 2013 – Three new captures for the season!

Common Quails (Coturnix coturnix, Ορτύκι) are regularly passing though the island but are rarly tapped. Today though we had the opportunity to have a look at it, as it we got one in during the first net round. The last Quail ringed during spring season was in 2007. Other first traps for the season was […]

Owl trapping!

Since our arrival we have noticed a local Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) advertising its appearance around the guesthouse. Yesterday night, before dinner, we tried to have a closer look.

Day 4 of ringing, Spring 2013 – Two Hoopoes in the nets!

A slow day with around 25 birds due to the constant wind. The star of the day was the two Eurasian Hoopoes (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) that was trapped during the same net round! Other first captures of the seasons was the Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα) and the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος). The Blackcap […]

Day 3 of ringing, Spring 2013 – too windy!

  The first day with really strong winds today, so we had to take the day off. The wind took up from yesterday afternoon and for some time we were afraid that the boot would not come. Eventually the boat reached the island along with our new volunteers.  The prediction is that we will be […]

Day 2 of ringing, Spring 2013.

More than 50 birds of 14 species trapped today. As yesterday we were able to ring only part of the day as strong winds started to develop after 10:00. Most of the species were new for the season with the Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα) being the most common.  We were really happy with the […]

Back in Business – Spring season 2013.

The nets have been set and we are ready for yet another exiting spring migration season! Stay tuned for daily updates from our constant ringing campaign!

Day 1 of ringing, Spring 2013!

As the wind was too strong to ring for a whole session, we had a slow day but we were happy we to trap out first birds for this spring. The first bird to be ringed a Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης). In total we got around 10 birds. Other species trapped: Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, […]