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Spring 2017, Day 23 & 24 of bird ringing.

Yesterday we had rain and strong winds and we barely got though the first net round. TO day the conditions were slightly better. We did not trap a lot of birds we definitely got  a nice set of species.

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Spring 2017, D21 of bird ringing.

In total 160 birds. 90 in the cost effort. The 1st Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus for the season.

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Spring 2017, Day 21 of bird ringing.

The 1st Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος) ringed!

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Spring 2017, Day 20 of bird ringing.

The return of some old acquaintance. More at


Spring 2017, Day 19 of bird ringing

. The 1st Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) ringed for the season! More at:

Spring 2017, Day 18 of bird ringing.

The wind faded out at we were paced with birds. The Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης) was the most abundant and we also got our first Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) for the season!  More at:

Spring 2017, Day 17 of bird ringing.

Still quite windy that effect our numbers. the highlight of the day was the 1st Spotted Flycatcher, (Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) ringed for the season and the trapping of a  Thrush & a Common Nightingale at the same time!

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Spring 2017, Day 16 of bird ringing.

The strong winds did not allow us to ring more than 1 h. More at:

Spring 2017, Day 15 of bird ringing.

First day with more than 100 birds in total today (75 at the constant effort site).
The Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα) was the most common bird! More at:

Spring 2017, Day 14 of bird ringing.

Even though the wind has not faded out we had a peaty nice day regarding species and number of ringed birds. In total we got close to 100 birds 68 of which were at the constant effort site. Two new species for the season the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) for the season and the Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, Κιτρινοσουσουράδα).

The most abundant species being the European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης)! More info regarding the constant effort site here: