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Misty day again

mandag 16. april 2018
Spring is here. Birds cannot go wrong!

Weather: Temperature 8°; gentle breeze from Southeast (149°) 5 m/s. Visibility fog 1 km. Clouded 8/8.

No catching today.

180416 H Schinke P1190640 3 c misty lighthouse

Misty lighthouse picture: H. Schinke

Spring is here. A great tit (Parus major - Musvit – Kohlmeise) took nest material in a pine tree. Yesterday a lesser redpoll ((Acanthis Cabaret) - Lille Gråsisken (Acanthis Flammea Cabaret – Alpenbirkenzeisig)) was also looking for nest material. 2 weeks ago a female European greenfinch (Chloris chloris – Grønirisk - Grünfink), was also seen with nest material. I don’t think that she was going ahead with her nestbuilding during the very cold weather conditions. But the European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris - Stær - Star) and Eurasian tree sparrows (Passer montanus – Skovspurv - Feldsperling) are ahead of them. Maybe because they using nest boxes? Both species were seen copulating.

A male common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus – Rødstjert - Gartenrotschwanz) was spotted through the window.

180416 H Schinke P1190617 3 c Gartenrotschwanz

Common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus – Rødstjert - Gartenrotschwanz) picture: H. Schinke