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Number 2000!

torsdag 30. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

On the last day we reached 2000 new ringed birds. Besides that, there were not that many birds unfortunately. The coming days I will be busy with the seawatch and packing my stuff. Maybe I will do some ringing in between, but looking at the weather I do not think that there will be that many opertunities....

 

Ringing:

Meadow pipit 1/0

Icterine warbler 1/0

Chiffchaff 3/0

Willow warbler 2/2

Great tit 1/0

Chaffinch 1/0

Lesser redpoll 1/0

Bullfinch 1/0

Yellowhammer 1/0

 

People at the station: Bent and Menno

 

A nice message from Tenerife!

onsdag 29. juni 2022
Så er vi i gang med vadefugletrækket
af Menno Den Uijl og Bent Jakobsen

Today it was very hot, with almost no cloud cover so I was very keen on getting sunscreen on to prevent as much sunburn. Because of the wind and the sun, there were not many birds around. Because yesterday was quite good, it felt slower than usual.

The best news of the day was that we got reply of the Ring ouzel that was seen by the birders from Norway. It has been ringed and tagged on Tenerive. A wonderful resighting! Since the tag is not working, I will try the coming days to relocate it and maybe catch it to retrieve the tag.

Today the person to do activities out of the neighboring museum got installed. She will organize some activities like fishing in the sea and guided tours.

We are now just two birds short of the 2000 birds this year.

Sydøstenvinden bragte efter årstiden en del vadere til Hukket. Det blev til 11 arter hvoraf 79 Storspover, 25 Hvidklirer, 2 Brushaner og 1 Sortklire. Og til aften landede en Hvidbrystet Præstekrave kortvarigt på Hukket inden den trak videre.
Omkring fyret vrimlede det med mursejlere.
Og så er vores udhegning en succes. De 2 første flyvefærdige Dværgterneunger og 3 store unger sås udover. Der er uden tvivl flere unger som er vanskelige at se.
Og så løber der 8 store præstekraveunger rundt derinde, og de bliver flyvefærdige i næste uge.
Det er svært at få hænderne ned.

Ringing

Meadow pipit 1/0

Song thrush 1/0

Icterine warbler 1/0

Lesser whitethroat 0/3

Chiffchaff 1/2

Willow warbler 1/0

Great tit 1/2

Tree sparrow 2/0

Chaffinch 2/0

Linnet 2/0

Redpoll 2/0

Totals 15/7

People at the station: Bent, Sven, Sven aage, two people from the museum and Menno

A very warm day with many birds

tirsdag 28. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

After a day of no ringing, it was possible to ring again. You can really see that summer is coming to an end with a high percentage of juvenile birds. It was quite a good day again with over 15 birds. Another crossbill made an appearance, and has to be the bird of the day. 0ojjjkUnfortunately, the military decided to practice more often now. This makes the checking of the tern colony a bit harder. Today Bent came again and checked some gulls on the beach. The numbers are really impressive with 1800 black headed gulls and 200 lesser black backed gulls. It will be time to find a Mediterranean gull or something more rare!

Ringing

Dunnock 4/0

Blackbird 1/0

Song thrush 1/0

Lesser whitethroat 1/1

Common whitethroat 1/0

Chiffchaff 1/0

Willow warbler 1/0

Goldcrest 1/0

Great tit 4/0

Short toed treecreeper 1/0

Tree sparrow 2/2

Chaffinch 1/0

Linnet 1/0

Redpoll 3/0

Bullfinch 1/0

Total 24/3

 

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Crossbill - Photo by Menno

Rain, so no ringing

mandag 27. juni 2022
Almost another big milestone
af Menno den Uijl

Today the weather was too unstable to start ringing. So I could have some nice sleep for the last 8 days that are still here for me this spring. We are 41 birds apart from ringing 2000 birds this first half of the year, so that would be a nice goal to reach the 30th of June.

The day indoor also gave me the ability to finish my internship. The result of it will be published on this site as well.

Ringing:

No ringing

People at the station: Bent and Menno

Two species of creeper

søndag 26. juni 2022
Unfortunately the wallcreeper was not at the party...
af Menno den Uijl

 

Today the weather was very nice again. And some eastern winds during the night got me quite excited. Although I had some expectations (with another paddyfield at Skagen) , the result was not that good. But that is also not that strange this late in the season. The highlight though, was to have the short toed and Eurasian treecreeper on the same day. Since both birds are quite scarce, it is quite rare. It is also very nice since the differences between the two species are not that big. In the Netherlands, short toed is the regular species and Eurasian more rare. Now that I have had the opportunity to study them both on the same day, makes me more confident in finding a Eurasian some day in the Netherlands.

Another interesting catch was the rosefinch that we caught three weeks ago. Now she had a broodpatch, indicating that she is on eggs. We didn’t see or hear a male.

Ringing:

Stonechat 2/0

Icterine warbler 0/2

Lesser whitethroat 1/3

Chiffchaff 3/1

Willow warbler 1/2

Treecreeper 1/0

Short toed treecreeper 1/0

Starling 3/0

Tree sparrow 1/0

Greenfinch 0/1

Goldfinch 1/0

Rosefinch 0/1

Totals  15/9

A special way to catch a bird

lørdag 25. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

25th of June

Today I came across two birders from Norway. The had seen a satellite tagged Ring ouzel. Besides the tag, it is a really interesting that it was an adult summer plumage male. On cr birdring I looked for a project, but could not find a match. Hopefully we will get a respons from another project if they know which project it is.

In the afternoon a woman from the vacation house area came named Hanne and said that there was a swallow in her vacation house. We drove there with our bikes and when we arrived we got it in almost 5 minutes. I brought some ringing equipment, so I ringed it. It was in the house since the mourning, but the bird was still in good condition. After the release done by Hanne, it flew off. Hopefully it will be recovered somewhere else in the world.

Ringing

(Barn swallow 1/0)

 Stonechat 1/0

Blackbird 1/0

Song thrush 1/0

Lesser whitethroat 0/3

Chiffchaff 4/0

Willow tit 1/0

Blue tit 1/0

Great tit 1/0

Tree sparrow 0/1

Chaffinch 1/0

Greenfinch 0/1

Lesser redpoll 1/2

Totals 17/3

Hot and very windy

fredag 24. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

Today it was quite hot with 26 degrees Celcius. Next to that there were windguts up to 15 m/s. Because of this I had to close earlier than I liked. The day started quite exceting with a reed warbler, again the wrong Acro...

 

Ringing

Coal tit 2/0

Chiffchaff 1/2

Reed warbler 1/0

Tree sparrow 1/0

Chaffinch 1/0

Redpoll 2/0

Total 8/2

 

People at the station: Bent and Menno

 

 

Summer in Blåvand

torsdag 23. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

Today was a day without any wind, during my stay at Blåvand this happened very rarely. The weather started a bit cloudy, but it cleared out very nicely. Yesterday a short toed eagle has been found by a photographer who made a photo of it and put it out in the Danish facebook group. Unfortunately, he did not put out the location directly. Because of the lack of wind, a big group of common scoters was visible, unfortunately there were just to far to see if there is a black scoter among them. The ringing was better than the last days. Hopefully the coming days there will be more fledge to ring them. A highlight was a recapture of a male yellowhammer ringed as a 2k+ back in 2017, so it is a minimal of 9 years old.

Ringing

White wagtail 1/0

Dunnock 1/0

Stonechat 1/0

Song thrush 2/0

Lesser whitethroat 2/0

Common whitethroat 2/1

Chiffchaff 1/1

Coal tit 1/0

Great tit 1/0

Tree sparrow 1/0

Siskin 1/0

Lesser redpoll 1/0

Yellowhammer 0/1

Totals 15/3

People at the station: Bjørn, Bent and Menno

Another day in June

onsdag 22. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

Today was quite slow again. The highlight was another treecreeper caught. Another funny thing was a mistle thrush calling a few times and flew off again, unfortunately I could not find it in the nets afterwards. The cuckoo was still able to stay out of the nets, this is a pity since it has been calling for over a month in the area.

 

Ringing:

Dunnock 1/0

Song thrush 1/0

Icterine warbler 0/1

Lesser whitethroat 4/1

Willow warbler 0/1

Crested tit 1/0

Treecreeper 1/0

Goldfinch 1/0

Redpoll 1/0

Totals: 10/3

A very cold start of the day

tirsdag 21. juni 2022
Oprydning i redskabsrum
af Menno den Uijl

The start of the day was very cold. Because of that, the first hours there were no birds in the nets. After some hours, there were finally some birds in the nets. The lack of birds allowed me to check the beach on some birds as well. Luckily I did not find any dead gannets.

Svend Aage kom forbi med brød og ordenssans. Han syntes det var på tide at vi fik ryddet op i redskabsrummet, så der nu er cleanet, når NKV påbegynder deres turistture og de kan komme ind til deres grej.

Ringing:

Lesser whitethroat 1/2

Chiffchaff 2/2

Crested tit 0/1

Tree sparrow 2/0

Bullfinch 0/1

Total 5/6

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