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Day 2 of ringing, Spring 2014


European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι)

First day of ringing today!  Still not a lot of birds around but that could be due to the wind. In total we got around 20 birds belonging to 10 species. The first bird to be extracted from the nets was a European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) while the most abundant was the Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι).

Other species trapped today :

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos, Τσίχλα), Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis, Θαμνοτσιροβάκος) , Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης), Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis, Βουνοφυλλοσκόπος), Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος), Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης).


Comment from Colin turvey
Time: March 31, 2014, 7:29 pm

Welcome back , good luck for a productive season and have fun !!

Comment from Chevalier
Time: April 2, 2014, 12:15 pm

Nightjar as a first bird?? Really?? I’m so jealous, I miss these little guys… They’ll soon be in Brittany! Many cheers to the team!

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Time: April 8, 2021, 9:03 am

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