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Archive for April, 2015

Day 24 of ringing, Spring 2015 – The first Corn Bunting ringed.

A slow day today with merely 35 birds ringed. Despite that we had some raly nice species as the first Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra, Τσιφτάς) of the season and a Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica, Ασπροκωλίνα). The European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) are approaching their peak and today we ringed three three. After some days […]

Day 23 of ringing, Spring 2015

Yesterday south wind seems to have helped the birds to leave the island. In total we trapped more than 40 birds. During the afternoon it seems that a new wave of Common Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus, Βραχοκιρκίνεζο) and European Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) appeared. Let’s hope that we will get more of them in our […]

Day 22 of ringing, Spring 2015 – Wind again

The day started with no wind what so ever but soon the wind turned strong. The first net round included once more, a lot of Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος)(15 today). The Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) trapped today were leaner that usual wihile it seems that a new wave of Great Reed Warbler […]

Day 21 of ringing, Spring 2015 – Two new arrivals and another raptor in the nets.

A sunny nice day with 70 birds today. The new species of the season were the Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα) Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα). Much more of them will be ringed later on. We had an impressive first net round with 25 Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and a European Nightjar […]

Day 20 of ringing, Spring 2015 – Windy day

We managed to ring only for a couple of net rounds before it became too windy. In the end we managed to ring 19 birds. The first net round started with tree European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι). Once more we had all the tree black and white Ficedula Flycatchers [Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata, Δρυομυγοχάφτης), Collared […]

Day 19 of ringing, Spring 2015 – A Kestrel in the nets

Another species added today to the season ringing list, the first Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus, Βραχοκιρκίνεζο) that was trapped early in the morning. The early morning net round included once more a European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι). We are t the middle of the season and that is evident from the increase of the Garden […]

Day 18 of ringing, Spring 2015 – A Wood Warbler day

The day starting with practically no wind but progressively it build up. Nevertheless we ringed around 80 birds and 1/3 of them were Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος). Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) are still around, we ringed 10 today. Other species ringed today:   Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, […]

Day 17 of ringing, Spring 2015 – A Martin and Swallow day!

Strong winds since early morning but nevertheless we managed to have a good day with more than 130 birds in total. Two new trapped for the season, the Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica, Μιλτοχελίδονο) and the Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο). The island is also full of Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) and we managed […]

Day 16 of ringing, Spring 2015 – A full day.

The first really busy day today with 120 birds! The day started with a Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) and a European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι). The first round also included some Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος). In the end of the day we ringed 12 of them in total. Other fancy species […]

Day 15 of ringing, Spring 2015 – More Orioles

A nice warm day with almost 60 birds. A small new wave of Eurasian Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) arrived at the island and three of them ended up in our nets. It seems that Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) are still around as we trapped one will we also trapped some more Woodchat Shrike […]