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Spring season 2012 / Day 1 of ringing

The 1st bird of the season

Needless to say we are happy to be back! The nets were put yesterday and today we were ready to ring.  The species trapped today were mainly short distant migrants with just a few long distance ones! The first bird to be ringed was a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος; photo 1) while the surprise of the day was the Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris, Κεδρότσιχλα; photo 2) as we do not really get a lot.

Other species ringed:

Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα), Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Καλαμοποταμίδα), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης), Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος), Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala, Μαυροτσιροβάκος), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris, Φλώρος)

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Comment from Simon
Time: March 26, 2012, 12:56 am

Fieldfare! That’s really a good start!
Keep up with the great work guys and good luck.
ABO rules!

Comment from Beatriki
Time: March 26, 2012, 2:56 am

Bravo, bravo, enjoy and keep us informed! See you in two weeks!

Comment from Michalis
Time: March 26, 2012, 9:50 am

Kalh arxh!!!

Comment from Kristian
Time: March 26, 2012, 7:38 pm

Great with news from Antikythira. Hope you will have a good spring.

Comment from gvla
Time: March 30, 2012, 7:35 pm

It ‘s so nice to hear news from ABO again.

We are looking forward to read about interesting controls and observations.

Good luck.

Comment from Colin and Sue
Time: April 1, 2012, 2:06 pm

Have a good season, post the raptors too please !!!