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Flot stille dag med en lille overraskelse

torsdag 31. oktober 2019
Kraftig sydøstenvind i morgen.
af Michael Brunhøj Hansen, Lisa Flam

Tredje dag med stille og klart vejr gav ikke mange fugle, så man fik ikke stress ude på Hukket; vi trænger vist til et lille vejrskifte. En ny art for dette efterår dukkede dog op, nemlig 4 sangsvaner (Whooper Swans) der trak øst. Til havs trak der 92 ederfugle (Eiders), 1 gråstrubet lappedykker (Red-necked Grebe), 1 toppet skallesluger (Red-breasted Merganser), 8 fløjlsænder (Velvet Scoters) og 4 rødstrubede lommer (Red-throated Divers).

Der trak i hvert fald 1 hjejle (Golden Plover), og vi havde 2 indtrækkende skovsnepper (Woodcocks). Der kom også et antal stære (Starlings), men slet ikke i nærheden af de mængder vi har haft de seneste dage (763). Finketrækket var noget småt og ikke nævneværdigt. 9 snespurve (Snow Buntings) trak mod nord, og 4 bjerglærker (Shore/Horned Larks) trak mod syd.

Vi havde lidt underholdning en overgang da 3 unge vandrefalke (Peregrine Falcons) legede over land. Senere kom der 2 ud på Hukket hvoraf 1 forsøgte at snuppe en solsort (Blackbird) der fløj over stranden. Den nåede dog sikkert ind i klitterne, og vandrefalken tog så højde før den forsvandt for en stund. Der var også en trækforsøgende rød glente (Red Kite), og 1 havørn (White-tailed Eagle) viste sig kortvarigt.

Jeg havde sendt én af lydfilerne fra den travle drosselnat til en fyr fra BTO i Storbritannien. Han nævnte at han aldrig havde set en så stor koncentration af drosler på én optagelse, og at han havde identificeret i hvert fald 1 ringdrossel (Ring Ouzel). Jeg vil se om jeg ikke kan få hørt resten af optagelserne igennem i løbet af ugen!

Der kommer et lille vejrskifte i nat hvor vinden skal gå om i sydøst og tiltage noget. Det bliver nok også køligt om morgenen, hvor november måned jo begynder, og med den friske vind kommer det nok til at føles bidende koldt. Vi håber det får bragt nogle fugle herud; vi venter stadig spændt på krognæb (Pine Grosbreaks)!


Lisa Flam:

Finally I got my way for a nice warm day. It was 5 degrees when we opened the nets! It was a pretty quiet day with some nice surprises!

I had a ‘wish list’ of birds I really wanted to see here in Denmark, and even more, wanted to ring. One of them was Long-tailed Tit (halemejse), that before coming here seemed like a reasonable wish, but after searching the database I realized it would be a long-shot to have even one in the nets. Last time they were ringed here was 2016.

Today was a very quiet day, seemed like pretty much no birds were around, after ringing the birds from the first round, Bent calls me to come FAST. I was sure something was wrong, but then he pointed at the nets and said- those birds are for you. I walk toward them and see six white round long-tailed birds in the net!! For me this moment was like a dream come true.

portred long tailed tit 1
Long-tailed Tit (halemejse). Photo: Lisa Flam

closeup adult male redpoll
Adult male Redpoll (gråsisken). Photo: Lisa Flam

Later on today Michael and I finally walked up to the top of the Lighthouse!! The view today was inspiring, we couldn’t resist.

In the afternoon I joined David and Troels birdwatching, it was again pretty quiet with mostly common birds and not many. It was nice anyway being with them outside on a day like this.

When we got back Michael and I cooked dinner for everyone, we talked about our day and shared our highlight moments. The station is still full of wonderful people and it's nice to spend some time all together in the end of the day.

Thank you, Blåvand, once again, for this magical experience.

dark beach 31.10
I had some time today to go out just for 15 minutes to join the observing point, there weren't many birds, but the landscape was unbelievably beautiful, I couldn't ignore it and took many photos of all around. Here is just one. Photo: Lisa Flam  

Species New ringed Recaptures
Wren (gærdesmutte) 3  
Robin (rødhals) 1  
Blackbird (solsort) 2  
Goldcrest (fuglekonge) 3 1
Long-tailed Tit (halemejse) 6  
Tree Sparrow (skovspurv) 2 1
Chaffinch (bogfinke) 2  
Lesser redpoll (lille gråsisken) 1  
Bullfinch (dompap) 2 1
Total 22 3


tree sparrow 1
Tree Sparrow (skovspurv). Also common birds deserve to get photographed. Photo: Lisa Flam