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Waiting for the Balearic Shearwater...

torsdag 16. september 2021
... who was seen in Vejers but not from us five observers in Blåvand.
af Hanelie Sidhu

Hello everyone!

We did not have many birds at the ringing today, but we did have four very pretty Siskins, which I saw for the first time in my time here.


One of the Siskins

In the meantime, we received a message, that a Balearic Shearwater had been seen in Vejers and that we might soon see it in Blåvand. During a break from ringing, Bent, Jonas and I also came to the beach. Sebastian and Jonas´ father Kurt, who was visiting us today, were alredy an the lookout. After a while, we had to go back to the nets whithout seeing the Balearic Shearwater, but the others did not spot it later eigther. 

Other highlights included 4-5 merlins and quite a lot of ducks. Probably the best day for ducks so far this season, which was nice. 

Dagens observationer kan ses her


Todays ringed birds:

Common Chiffchaff: 1

Robin: 4

Dunnock: 2

Siskin: 4

Reed Warbler: 1

Common Whitethroat: 1 

Blackcap: 1

Garden Warbler: 5 (2 of them recaptures)

Common Chaffinch 1

Blackbird: 1 (recapture)

Total: 22


In the afternoon, we went bird watching in the area around Ho. Unfortunately, there were no rare birds for us.

Nevertheless, Jonas, Sebastian and I rewarded ourselves back at the station with a delicious home-made pizza.

See you all tomorrow!

Folk på stationen: Bent Jakobsen, Sebastian Thorup Hansen, Jonas Pedersen, Kurt Willumsen og Hanelie Sidhu