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Arrival of some migratory species

søndag 24. april 2022
af Menno den Uijl

Today was quite a busy ringing day with 76 new birds. Some migrant birds that winter more south are starting to arrive at Blåvand finally. Today we caught two pied flycatchers, 5 lesser whitethroats, 13 willow warblers and 5 common redstarts. Today we at least dubbled the season amount for the species mentioned before. Next to that we also caught 9 chiffchaffs, so we almost caught over a 100 of them. Luckely today we were with 5 ringers, so we could all ring some birds. The seawatch was a bit more slow, probably because the wind (North east) did not push the birds to the shore but instead up the sea. After the migration count, did a round in the military zone and found three wrynecks. Besides that, Bello ringed his first birds today.


Wryneck in habitat - Photo by Bello

Today, unfortunately Merit had to leave again.

Ringing list (new/recapture)

Dunnock (5/1)

Robin (7/0)

Black redstart (1/0)

Common redstart (5/0)

Song thrush (5/1)

Blackbird (/)

Lesser whitethroat (5/0)    

Blackcap (20/0)

Chiffchaff (9/0)

Willow warbler (13/1)

Pied Flycatcher (3/0)

Chaffinch (1/0)

Brambling (2/0)

Yellowhammer (0/1)

Dof link : https://dofbasen.dk/search/result.php?design=table&soeg=soeg&periode=dato&dato=24-04-2022&omraade=stor&stor=607&obstype=observationer&species=alle&sortering=dato

People at the station: Maciej, Agata, Bello, Merit, Bent, Leona and Menno