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Fyrremejse ringmærket

onsdag 7. oktober 2020
Morgen med mange byger
af Michael Brunhøj Hansen, Luke, Nelson

Vejr: først regn og byger, men ud på formiddagen lidt opklaring samt nogen sol. Svag til jævn vind fra omkring vest, og temp. mellem ca. 12 og 15 grader. God sigt.

Der var en længerevarende byge der langsomt bevægede sig mod øst om morgenen som udsatte obsen lidt. David og Rose trodsede dog de hyppige byger der kom efterfølgende og tog ud for at se hvad der skete.

Og der skete temmelig lidt. Kun 45 rødstrubede lommer blev det til, og knapt nok nogen ænder trak overhovedet; faktisk kun 10 pibeænder og 1 spidsand, krikand og troldand. Ellers trak der lidt knortegæs og alkefugle samt toppede skalleslugere. Småfuglene ville heller ikke rigtigt på vores kanter i dag, så det blev kun til omkring 20-25 finker i alt. 1 vandrefalk fløj dog forbi, og der rastede 1 havørn i området.

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På den lidt grå og kedelige dag var denne Sjagger den eneste fotogene fugl. Foto: David Manstrup

Sidst på formiddagen blev 1 fyrremejse fanget i Fyrhaven og fremvist.

Om eftermiddagen gjorde vi rent på stationen, og det endte med at blive en ren succes. Rose og David er til aften taget på ulvejagt. Mon de finder den?

I morgen skulle det begynde tørt, men i løbet af formiddagen kommer regn.

Folk: David, Rose, Daniel, Luke, Michael.


Due to rain this morning, we weren’t able to open any nets until 0800, when we only opened the station garden nets as there were still a few showers coming on the radar. This way we could check them frequently so no birds were caught in the rain. We had an alright catch (20 birds), including 5 Tree Sparrows and a couple of Redwing. The Tree Sparrows have been about at the front of the station for a while now, but they never seem to end up in the nets. I think with the showers they stayed in the garden more, and perhaps because it was darker we managed to catch them. They seem smart enough not to get caught again however! We also caught the second Greenfinch of the season, which was Daniel’s first to ring, so he was pleased.

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Tree Sparrow. Photo: Luke Nelson

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Greenfinch. Photo: Luke Nelson

At 1000 the rain had cleared so we opened up the nets in the lighthouse garden too, which proved worthwhile as we caught good numbers each net round, including a flock of Great Tit and two Brambling. The star bird though was catching a Willow Tit, another first for Daniel. Willow Tits are a rare bird here in Blavand with only ten being caught here before, although all within the past ten years. They are being caught more often as Willow Tits are expanding their range in Denmark. Looking at the Danish Bird Atlas data, you can see their range has been expanding Northwards from the continent. Perhaps we will start catching more of these, and very welcome too as they are a pleasant little bird.

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Willow Tit. Photo: Luke Nelson

This afternoon we’ve cleaned the station, as we are expecting an influx of guests for week 42.

Species Ringed Recaptures
Wren (Gærdesmutte) 0 1
Dunnock (Jernspurv) 2 3
Robin (Rødhals) 2 10
Blackbird (Solsort) 1 0
Redwing (Vindrossel) 2 0
Lesser Whitethroat (Gærdesanger) 1 0
Blackcap (Munk) 10 0
Chiffchaff (Gransanger) 2 1
Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) 2 4
Willow Tit (Fyrremejse) 1 0
Coal Tit (Sortmejse) 2 0
Blue Tit (Blåmejse) 17 1
Great Tit (Musvit) 11 0
Tree Sparrow (Skovspurv) 6 0
Chaffinch (Bogfinke) 3 0
Brambling (Kvaekerfinke) 2 0
Greenfinch (Grønirisk) 1 0
Yellowhammer (Gulspurv) 1 0
     
Total 66 20