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Back to life.. back to ringing!

tirsdag 22. august 2017
Finally, some ringing again...
af SSt & CSc

Vejr: direction - NV (313); speed - 10 m/s; cloud cover - 6/8; visibility - 18+ km; temperature - 14.6°C

Today's migration counting went slowly. It was still pretty windy in the morning and satisfying flocks of waders and terns stayed out for the entire count. Not even Oystercatchers and Black Scoters appeared in decent flocks and instead, only showed in low numbers. However, Teals and Kittiwakes were a little(!) more frequent than the previous week and thus gave a little bit of diversion to the usual sightings. The most interesting birds today were 5 Velvet Scoters and a Great Skua. The Skua stayed at the beach for several hours and after counting, we could get some nice record shots from a fairly satisfying distance. Here is a collection of some of the shots we took:

Great Skua

Bent and Sandra were happy to finally pick up ringing again and were successful compared to the previous days, which unfortunately have been too rainy and windy for ringing. A welcome surprise was a Willow Tit, not only for Sandra, Christian and Bent, but also for Henrik and Jørgen. This picture shows the Willow Tit and Bent's Fingers :).

Willow Tit Denmark 22 08 2017 0001

Ringmærkning: Willow Warbler (1), Willow Tit (1), Blackcap (2), Garden Warbler (1), Whitethroat (1), Bullfinch (2), Blackbird (2), Dunnock (2), Lesser Whitethroat (1). Total: 9 Species and 13 individuals.

We are hoping for the best tomorrow, so far the weather looks very promising, so.. stay tuned,

Sandra & Christian