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Day 27 of ringing. 3 October, Autumn 2014.

The migration is still in Antikythira although the bit strong wind didn’t help to have a good number of birds in our nets. We hope we can ring these last days and to have new surprise before finish the session

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Louisa taking mesurments.

We continues enjoying every day and learning about the study of ringing process and migration of birds. Today was a day for it.

Today we trapped 10 birds of 4 different species

Species trapped:

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης).
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος).
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, Θαμνοφυλλοσκόπο).
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης).

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Aspronero, kingdom of Falco eleonorae.

We had time to visit one beautiful place of the island called Aspronero (Aspro= white, nero=water) because  it is a geologic formation of white sediments, one of the only places where there is sweet water during all the year and it is used by Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae, Μαυροπετρίτης) to drink and to wash its feathers. We saw many of them, flying around. Also we saw 2 species difficult to see in the island, Moor-hen (Gallinula chloropus) and Great egret (Ardea alba).

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Spring of Aspronero.