Her på Blåvand's blog bringes korte nyheder i dagbogsformat om livet og hændelser på fuglestationen.
Dårlig trækdag, god ringmærkningsdag
Dagens træk over havet var, lidt overraskende, stort set fraværende. Der kom kun 1 lom (sortstrubet/rødstrubet), 3 suler og 15 pibeænder. Af vadere kom 1 småspove, 1 storspove, 1 strandskade, 1 alm. ryle, 1 stenvender, 13 store præstekraver og 39 sandløbere.
Over land skete der en del mere idet flere småfugle trak, men kom fra alle retninger. Flest var der af engpibere (mindst 283), jernspurve og bogfinker, skovpibere og 1 bjergvipstjert. Dagens fugl blev en fiskeørn der trak ud over havet uden at se sig tilbage ... Det har altså på denne front været en noget kedelig dag trods jævn vestenvind, så lad os se hvordan vejret bliver i morgen i stedet for:
Her får vi nemlig kraftig vestsydvesten vind, og i løbet af dagen skulle der komme en front ind fra nordvest. Vi ser frem til nogle nogle stormfugle, i hvert fald inden regnen for alvor kommer. Der bliver nok en gang ikke ringmærket pga. vinden.
It’s raining Dunnocks!!
Due to very strong wind yesterday there was no ringing, so I was happy to get up this morning and go open the nets. Was hoping for a few birds but wasn’t too optimistic.
Today I enjoyed the company of Mathias Blicher, and I’m so grateful for all his help. We had a nice day with enough birds to be busy, and still the atmosphere was very calm.
We went out to the nets and had only 3 birds, but on our way back there were 3 Dunnocks that had just flown into the nets! This was a sing telling us we are going to have a busy morning…
Meanwhile, in the lighthouse garden there were 12 more Dunnocks (Mathias saw about 17 more flying above us), 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Blackcap.
As always, beautiful sunrise. Photo: Lisa Flam
First two rounds were really strong with many Dunnocks mostly but at around 9:00 it seemed to calm down.
AT 12:00 we had a 1st year male Goldcrest, as you might know by now that they always make me excited!
2cy+ Coal Tit. Photo: Lisa Flam
We had 51 (+4 recaptures) birds ringed today from 13 species.
The stars of the day were Dunnocks (24), Common Whitethroat (10), Chaffinch (5).
Also Coal Tit (2), Tree Sparrow (2) Blackcap (3) etc.
Only 1 recapture Garden Warbler! Are they all gone?? Usually they are everywhere!
Interesting fact, last September only 5 Common Whitethroat were ringed, today we had 10! 18 in total this season.
It seems like the next few days are going to be windy and rainy again, but not raining birds this time. Hoping for more exciting days like today after that.
European Robin. Photo: Lisa Flam