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Day 26. Autumn 2015, the last day.

Last day of ringing today and the weather was saving it’s best for us. We trapped no more than ten species including a new one, an Great Reed Warbler. As all the volunteers left today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their help in carrying out all the activities […]

Season Count Totals (Sampling period 16/08 to 26/09 2015)

  Species Count Egyptian Vulture    5 Osprey    5 Lesser-Spotted Eagle    4 Spotted Eagle    1 Steppe Eagle    1 Short-Toed Eagle    1 Booted Eagle    20 Black Kite    96 Marsh Harrier    602 Hen Harrier    2 Montagu’s Harrier    8 Pallid Harrier    15 Unid. Harrier    7 Long-Legged […]

Count for 26/09/2015. Day 43.

  Species Count Osprey    1 Marsh Harrier    8 Montagu’s Harrier    1 Long-Legged Buzzard    1 Honey Buzzard    10 Sparrowhawk    1 Total    22   Heavy rain in the morning, cleared up before mid day. Wind light SE then light SW.          

Day 25. Autumn day.

The day started well enough, but by the second round at the nets, the sky let loose and heavy rain meant no ringing for most of the morning. When the rain finally eased off, we resumed work and managed to trap ten different species. Common Redstart (Κοινός)(Φοινίκουρος,Phoenicurus phoenicurus), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης),WillowWarbler (Phylloscopus trochilus,Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος),Red-breasted […]

Count for 25/09/2015. Day 42.

  Species Count Egyptian Vulture    1 Short-Toed Eagle    1 Marsh Harrier    117 Hen Harrier    1 Montagu’s Harrier    1 Pallid Harrier    2 Honey Buzzard    70 Sparrowhawk    11 Total    204   Clear in the morning hazy later. Wind light SE. The EV was adult..         […]

Day 24. Autumn 2015. Slow day.

Today was quiet at the nets  European Scops Owl could it be that the birds have left the island and are continuing their long journey. We did have a nice surprise, though, a lovely juvenile Otus Scops and another 8 species during the day, so not too bad. We hope the new winds will bring us […]

Count for 24/09/2015. Day 40.

Species Count Osprey    2 Booted Eagle    1 Marsh Harrier    101 Montagu’s Harrier    1 Pallid Harrier    3 Long-Legged Buzzard    1 Honey Buzzard    96 Sparrowhawk    12 Hobby    2 Total    219   Clear. Wind light WSW.          

Day 23.Autumn 2015, half sunny half rainy.

One more new species for the season ,! Early morning rain almost made us wrap up for the day, but after the first round the weather improved resulting in a relatively good day with nine species. We’re still going! Common Redstart (Κοινός)(Φοινίκουρος, Phoenicurus phoenicurus),Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), WillowWarbler(Phylloscopus trochilus,Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος),Red-breasted Flycatcher (Νανομυγοχάφτη ,Ficedula parva), Blackcap […]

Count for 23/09/2015. Day 39.

  Species Count Lesser-Spotted Eagle    2 Booted Eagle    1 Black Kite    1 Marsh Harrier    24 Hen Harrier    1 Pallid Harrier    2 Honey Buzzard    11 Sparrowhawk    15 Hobby    2 Total    59   Clear. Wind light W.      

Day 22. Autumn 2015, back to ring.

We are back in business!After two days of no ringing, we had a great day , whith thirteen different species and one new one to add to the list Marsh Warbler(Βαλτοποταμίδα,Acrocephalus palustris ).The weather was finally on our side, with a gentle wind and just enough cloud to keep the sun at bay. Let’s see […]