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Day 19 of ringing. 25 Sep Autumn 2014. Raptor surprise!


Buteo buteo. Young.

Today the weather was very calm. We captured a standard number of individuals with a good level of species diversity, that means that the migration of the passerines is back to being active.

The big surprise was the capture of a raptor in our nets.

The volunteers had the opportunity to see another type and way of taking measurements and handling a large bird of prey. Every day different things are happening at the ringing station that makes every session special.

Many of the birds that we trapped were of species that are in the late migration like the European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης) or Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης).

We had the chance to see the differences between the adult and young male Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος).


Again we had the chance to see the Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης) in our hands it is always “a present for our eyes”.

Today we trapped 24 birds of 12 different species, 1 of them new for the season.

The most abundant species today was European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης)

New species:

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo, Γερακίνα).

Other species trapped:

Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops, Γκιώνης).
Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι)
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος).
Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα).
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος)
Garden warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος).
Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla, Μαυροσκούφης).
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπος).
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος).
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης).
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva, Νανομυγοχάφτης)


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