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Day 54 of ringing, Spring 2014 – and the net are now closed!

    The last day of bird ringing today. The valley seems naked and empty with ought volunteers and nets. In not so long  time though the autumn season will begin and the ringing site will get alive again. In total around 15 birds today. The morning started rather nice with two European Scops Owl […]

Day 53 of ringin, Spring 2014

Close to end of the season and the birds passing though has dropped. In total almost 25 birds were trapped today with the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). The second most abundant was the a summer visitor at Antikythera the Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensi, Χωραφοσπουργίτης) More and more  Eleonora’s Falcons (Falco eleonorae, Μαυροπετρίτης) are every […]

Day 52 of ringing, Spring 2014

Much fewer birds around today that could be to the strong winds that took up after 8:00. In total we managed to ring just more than 25 in total. Species trapped toady: European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος), Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα), Icterine Warbler […]

Day 51 of ringing – a new wave of Acrocephalus Warblers and a Serin

Not a bad day for the end of the season with around 60 birds ringed and a new species for the season, the European Serin (Serinus serinus, Σκαρθάκι). The day started with a lot of Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα; around 15) and some Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Τσιχλοποταμίδα).  Furthermore today we had species […]

Day 50 of ringing – a Common Rosefinch!

The clouds have gone but some birds are still around. In total we trapped more than 70 birds. The most common birds of the day was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) but without doubt the bird of the day was the Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus, Ροδόσπιζα)! The species is a rarity in Greece but […]

Day 49 of Ringing, Spring 2014- Rain and House Martins

The early morning rain and the heavy cloud seems that forced quite a few birds to stopover at Antikythera. In total we trapped more than 80 birds, much more than the previous days, of which one third was Common House Martins (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο). We also got some species we had not seen for a […]

Day 48 of Ringing, Spring 2014

A cloudy day today which made the few swallow around to fly low and into our nets. In total around 40 birds most of them Sand Martins (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο). Other species trapped toady: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο), European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), […]

Day 47 of Ringing, Spring 2014

We were expecting the last days afternoon rain to bring much more birds which kind of happen. In total around 30 birds with the most interesting birds being the second Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala, Μαυροτσιροβάκος) and two species we had not seen for a while Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and the European Reed […]

Day 46 of ringing, Spring 2014 – A quite day

The wind has dropped but it seems that not a lot of birds are around.   It seems that we are heading for the end of the migration season.  In total 17 birds ringed! The species trapped today were: European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica, Σταυλοχελίδονο), Icterine […]

Day 45 of (non) ringing, Spring 2014 – Wind again

Mid of  may and still strong winds! We decided to go to search for Barn Owl pellets but with no much luck either. At least we got to go to Camarillo and enjoy the view of the wavy see!