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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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Døde Suler i massevis

tirsdag 21. juni 2022
Fugleinfluenzaen raser
af Bent Jakobsen

I øjeblikket driver rigtig mange døde Suler ind på strandene på den Jyske vestkyst. Fuglene er uden tvivl ramt af fugleinfluenza, viser Engelske undersøgelser.
I lørdags fandt jeg 7 døde på den sydligste del af Skallingen og i går ikke mindre end 20 på en 3 km lang strækning ved Vejers. Alle undtagen en var adulte fugle, hvilket tyder på at det er i kolonierne fuglene smittes, hvor deres reder ligger med kun 1 meters mellemrum. Verdens største koloni Bass Rock i Skotland, som huser 75.000 par er hårdt ramt, og i UK dør i 1000vis i øjeblikket. Det er uden tvivl fugle herfra som driver ind på vestkysten.
I Blåvandområdet har vi på få dage fundet i alt 35 døde Suler
Ikke kun Sulerne er ramt. I Holland er 25% af bestanden af Splitterne døde inden for kort tid. Og denne art er også ramt i Danmark, hvor der i kolonien på Sprogø er fundet 100 døde.

https://www.dof.dk/om-dof/nyheder?nyhed_id=2074

https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2022/05/31/thousands-of-birds-dying-as-avian-flu-runs-riot-among-seabird-colonies/

https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/304771/een-groot-raadsel-meer-dan-400-dode-zeevogels-op-texel

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Another species of tit

mandag 20. juni 2022
af Menno den Uijl

Today, the first hours were raining so the opening was at 08:00. Because of the wind it was also not possible to open all the nets. Although not all the nets could be opened, we caught a willow tit. It was very nice and luckily Bent could enjoy it as well. Besides the willow tit, the ringing was very slow.

Ringing:

Dunnock 2/0

Chiffchaff 0/1

Willow tit 1/0

Coal tit 0/1

Chaffinch 0/1

Bullfinch 1/0

Totals: 4/3

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Photo of the catch of the day, Willow tit

People at the station: Bent, Bjørn and Menno


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