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Archive for August, 2013

Count for 31/08/2013

Species Count Black Kite 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Honey Buzzard 43 Lesser Kestrel 1 Merlin 1 Total 50   Bit suprised to have a Merlin so early in the season yet was beautiful..

Day 7. Autumn 2013. Three new species… Nice!!!

Today was a nice ringing day! We trapped 26 birds of 11 different species three of which were new for this season: Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) and Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς). Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος) were the most common species. […]

Count for 30/08/2013

Species Count Black Kite 6 Honey Buzzard 412 Total 418   That’s the view from the Lookout. On a clear day one can see Kythera island and further north cape Maleas in Peloponnese. Today was probably the peak day for Honey Buzzards in this season, or not? The following days will tell..  

Day 6 Autumn 2013. More new species

Today we opened nets as the wind wasn’t as strong as yesterday. We didn’t’ have many birds but nevertheless we had quite variety of species: 14 birds of seven different species, not bad at all!!! Two of them were actually new for this season: Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia, Τσιχλαηδόνι) and Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, […]

Count for 29/08/2013

Species Count Marsh Harrier 2 Honey Buzzard 92 Total 94 ..

Day 5. Autumn 2013. No ringing. Too much wind…

Today Eolos (the Greek God of wind) showed no mercy with us poor ringers, so we had to close the nets after one hour and no birds. Let’s see if tomorrow he will be more sympathetic with us…

Count for 28/08/2013

Species Count Black Kite 2 Marsh Harrier 4 Montagu’s Harrier 1 Honey Buzzard 123 Lesser Kestrel 1 Total 131 ..

Day 4. Autumn 2013. The first Sylvia curruca

Today we had a calm and very very hot morning. We trapped only five birds of three different species. Again Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα) was the most abundant one, but at least we got to ring a new species for this season, the Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca, Βουνοτσιροβάκος). The other species trapped was Subalpine […]

Count for 27/08/2013

Species Count Booted Eagle 2 Black Kite 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Honey Buzzard 269 Unid. Falcon 1 Total 275 ..

Day 3. Autumn 2013. Two new species

Today we trapped again 18 birds but of more different species than the last days, 9 species, Two of them were new for this season, Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης) and Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris, Βαλτοποταμίδα). Like yesterday Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα) was the most abundant species that we ringed today while the other […]