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Day 1 of ringing. 7 of september autumn 2014. The winter is coming


The winter is coming and the birds are on their way back to Africa, and some of them will make a “technical” stop to “recharge batteries” on Antikythira.

And therefore, as every year around these dates, today we began the autumn ringing season. It was a sunny and slightly windy day and we had few but varied species in the nets, migration has started for us! For the following month you will be able to learn on this blog about all our ringing adventures and misadventures on this small island. We also felt the migration from last night’s moon-watching when we enjoyed observing some birds passing in front of the moon.

Today we trapped 12 birds of 6 different species with the most abundant species being the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) was a really nice surprise in the first hour.

Other species trapped were, Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι), Θαμνοτσιροβάκος), Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης), Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva, Νανομυγοχάφτης).


Comment from gary martin
Time: October 14, 2014, 6:10 pm

Keep up the good work everybody.
I spend Easter, Summer and October half term school holidays on Crete. Retirement comes to me next September, and so I would like to help.
Keep me informed of this years ‘happenings’. Thank you
Gary Martin
Norwich UK and Xamilo Crete.

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