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Archive for October, 2014

Day 29 of ringing, 5 October, Autumn 2014. AWESOME END.

  Unfortunately this is the end and during the night  the sky cried because we are leaving. After the raining we had a wet and hot awesome ringing morning. We had two nice new surprises in our nets although we could work three hours. We trapped the amazing  Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης), and we […]

Day 28 of ringing. 4 October, Autumn 2014. To Ring or no to Ring!

The weather today was pretty windy so we had a dilemma if we should give it a try. Finally, we scheduled to check the nets every half an hour in order to be sure that they are working in the proper way. Meanwhile we had the chance to see one amazing nocturnal bird flying close […]

Day 27 of ringing. 3 October, Autumn 2014.

The migration is still in Antikythira although the bit strong wind didn’t help to have a good number of birds in our nets. We hope we can ring these last days and to have new surprise before finish the session We continues enjoying every day and learning about the study of ringing process and migration […]

Day 26 of ringing, 2 October Autumn 2014. New species!!

We are in almost in the end of the season and we still have surprises, the first was early in the morning, where a new species was captured in our mist nets, Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα). Once more the volunteers gain the opportunity to apprehend about ringing and they don’t to lose it. Thanks […]

Day 25 of ringing. 1 October 2014. “Kalo mina” “Kalo dromo” birds.

“Kalo mina” “kalo dromo” (Have a nice month and a nice travel) birds. After 4 days we couldn’t ring, the weather got better and finally we could enjoy another ringing session. Seems that we are in the beginning of the end of the migration and almost all the species have passed in their way to […]

Day 24 of Ringing. 30 Sep Autumn 2014. Trekking in Antikythira.

We keep waiting for the weather to change and give us the opportunity to open our nets. In the meanwhile we keep enjoying the possibilities that the island offers to us. Today we have made a nice trekking that leaded us to the east part of the island until the lighthouse. Days like today are […]