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Spring 2016, Day 5 of Bird Ringing

After yesterday’s rush we had a slow day today with a total of 30 birds in the constant effort site and the 4 at the opportunistic site. Nevertheless we had two new species for the season, the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus, Ξεφτέρι) and Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus, Λούγαρο)! The most abundant series were the Willow […]

Spring 2016, Day 4 of Bird Ringing

After a quite first round birds seemed to arrive and it was evident that we would have a fun day. Apparently the Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος) has invaded the island with the 34 ending up in our nets. Additionally there were a small wave of Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος; 23 ringed) arriving from […]

Spring 2016, Day 3 of Bird Ringing

A sunny day with few birds today! In total we trapped 23 birds at the constant ringing site with the Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) being the most abundant species. At the opportunistic trapping site we are running on the side things were more interesting as we trapped our first Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος) […]

Spring 2016, Day 2 of Bird Ringing

The first day today that we managed to work though all the constant effort ringing period. The birds of the day was the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος) & Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla, Στραβολαίμης) that we had not seen around the island during the previous days. Other first species ringed for the season was the […]

Spring 2016, Day 1 of Bird Ringing

The early morning rain spoiled our first day of ringing. We managed to have the nets open just for a day. Nevertheless that hour was fun, as we got the season first rarity (for Greece ), the Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica, Γαλαζολαίμης). The most common species was the Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης) followed the Willow […]