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Day 38 of ringing, Spring 2013 – Fancy birds

 It was a busy day today with more than 65 birds. The nice thing thought was that most of them were colorful or fancy. We had several European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος), a European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) and some Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος). Other species trapped: European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), […]

RE: A bird from Spain in Antikythira!

Yesterdays European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) with a Spanish ring was initially trapped as a first year bird during autumn migration at 22 Sep 2012 in Archena, Murcia by Francisco A. García Castellanos. This bird was initially in south Spain on its way to Sub-Saharan to winter. On its way northwards it was controlled […]

Day 37 of ringing, Spring 2013 – the first Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

It has not passed a lot of days since trapped our first Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα) and today we trapped our first Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα). Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης) should all have passed long ago but today we got another one. The most abundant species for today was the Garden […]

A bird from Spain in Antikythira!

This European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) was brought to the ringing table as one of our own rettrap. We decided to handle it first in order to release it, when we realized that it had a Madrid ring! It is the first bird with a Spanish ring we ever get at ABO so we […]

Day 36 or ringing, Spring 2013

Another quite day with around 40 birds. We had a small wave of Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) and Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), species which were not common the previous days. The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) has also started to be more abundant and it is expected that the species to peak within […]

Day 35 of ringing, Spring 2013 – A Flycatcher day

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης), Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα), Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης), Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης), European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, […]

Towards an Hellenic network of insular Bird Ringing Stations

  For one more year the Hellenic Ornithological Society though ABO, the Swedish Natural History Museum and the T.E.I. Ionian Islands are joining forces to run a network of bird ringing station in threes mall island in Greece. Even though we are going to ringing simultaneously on Antikythira Gavdos & Strofadia for just 10 days […]

Day 34 of ringing, Spring 2013 – A quiet day

The wind has stopped and the weather has started to get hot. But there are no birds around. In total less than 20 bird trapped. Not a lot of birds around in the ringing valley apart from some Doves (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) perching on the cables. It seems that the migration has been paused for […]

Day 33 of ringing, Spring 2013

A sunny day with around 40 birds today. A small come back of Sedge Warblers (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα) and Great Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα). Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) is still a common trap. Other birds trapped: European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra, Καστανολαίμης), Sedge Warbler […]

Moon watching!

April Moon watching season has started from the day before yesterday and will last until three days after the full moon.