mandag den 3. august 2015

Interesting species

Hola!!

Me again :) Today, after a lot of days, I have added two species to my list. One of both, totally new!!! The other one, very common in Spain, but the first time I caught that here :) 
Three ringers of three different nationalities working together...A danish boy, a English boy and a Spanish girl :D Funny. 

The results of today: 
Nattergal/ Thrush Nightingale1
Rødstjert/ Redstart 2
Solsort/Blackbird 1
Kærsanger/ Marsh Warbler14
Rørsanger/ Reed Warbler 1
Gulbug/Icterine warbler 7
Gærdesanger/ Lesser whitethroat 33
Tornsanger/ Whitethroat 12
Havesanger/ Garden warbler 3
Gransanger/ chiffchaff 1
Løvsanger/ Willow warbler 2
Stær/ Starling 1
Gråspurv/ House Sparrow 1
Tornirisk/ Linnet 1
Total: 80 birds!! of 14 species. Great. 

Thank you Anton and Craig for ring with me. 
My new species: Totally new the Nattergal, the bird and a detail of the wing: 


And the common specie in Spain, Gråspurv: 


Are they beautiful, true?:)

More, tomorrow:
Lyd ;)










søndag den 2. august 2015

Recaptures

Hello everybody!!!

Migration has started and we are catching a lot of birds this days in the nets. And we can do a very interesting observations at the tip, too. The birds have started their travel to the new areas where they can stay all the winter. 
It´s specially beautiful for me, because lot of them are starting their travel to Spain :) Munks, Løvsanger, Gardesanger...some of them are going to stay in Spain all the winter. I can say to them "see you soon in my country :) !!"  Just in a month I will be in my country again too.

The results of today:

Hvid Vipstjert/ White wagtail 1
Husrødstjert/ Black redstart 1
Kærsanger/ Marsh warbler 9
Gulbug/ Icterine warbler 12
Gærdesanger/ Lesser whitethroat 10
Tornsanger/ Whitethroat 6
Havesanger/ Garden warbler 4
Skovsanger/ Wood warbler 3
Gransanger/ chiffchaff 1
Løvsanger/ Willow warbler 4
Musvit/ Great tit 1
Skovspurv/ Tree sparrow 1
Grønirisk/ Greenfinch 2
Stillits/ Goldfinch 1 
Tornirisk/ Linnet 2
Total: 58 new birds + 15 recaptures= 73 birds!!! and lot of different species. Great :)

One very special think  of the recaptures is that give us a lot of information of the bird, for example: Yesterday we caught a Gulbug 2k+ with ring 9AC3485. When we put that date in the computer...surprise! That bird was ringed at 24th of July of 2013!! Near of 2 years ago. At it was ringed like a 1k. This Gulbug was born in that garden, has traveled a lot...and it´s here again, breeding :) It´s beautiful.  
Another example: A Tornirisk, caught yesterday too, 2k+, ringed here in that garden just one year ago. 

The Stillits of today:

More and better, tomorrow!!!! 
Lyd ;)

lørdag den 1. august 2015

En dejlig dag i syden

01-08-2014

I dag blev det min tur til at skrive på bloggen. Da Lydia ikke fik hele dagen med, da hun desværre døjede med lidt sygdom da nettene skulle op. Hun fik dog lov til at sove længe, og virker på nuværende tidspunkt ud til at virke i bedring. Vi håber og tror hun er ved Craig og min side i morgen. Craig åbnede faktisk nettene selv, da mit vækkeur drillede en del i morges. Heldigvis vækkede han mig lige før første netrunde, så jeg gik heldigvis ikke glip af noget :)
Første runde gav en aflæsning af en tornirisk, så vi havde egentlig regnet med at det ville blive en afslappende morgen. Men 2 runde ville det anderledes!!! Der sad mere end 3 fugle i hvert net på hele runden, pånær nogen få. Så der lå stadig fugle i poserne, da vi blev nød til at gå 3 runde. Med hårdt arbejde fik vi klaret alle fuglene til 4 runde. Efter det gik det ligeså stille død. Det kan jeg kun være glad for, fordi så fik jeg lov til at få nogen nye ringmærkningsarter i form af tornirsk, rørsanger, kærsanger, stær og træløber. Nogen aflæsninger fik jeg også lov til, og mærkning af måske 20 fugle i alt. Så jeg er meget meget tilfreds med dagens læring :) Vi lukkede nettene klokken 10, da Louis og Anders havde godt gang i trækket ude på odden, og det ville vi være en del af.
Det var dejligt at mærke trækket i dag, det er jo derfor jeg lige nu befinder mig her. 67 hvide storke tog turen sydpå over Gedser by omkring klokken 10. Udover det nogen skovpibere i nettet og selvfølgelig træløberen der besøgte haven i dag.
Efter en tur til brugsen efter vi havde lukket nettene, drog jeg også ud til Danmarks sydligste punkt. En duehale sad i haven på vej derud, som jeg fik fine billeder af. 


Et uredigeret billede af duehalen, ikke engang beskåret, foto: Anton Liebermann


Ude på odden så jeg nogen vadefugle som lille kobbersneppe, hjejle, strandskade og de havde nok også flere vadefuglearter før jeg kom.

Men dagens total af nye mærkningen:
Skovpiber/ Tree pipit 2
Rødstjert/ Redstart 1

Kærsanger/ Marsh Warbler 18
Rørsanger/ Reed Warbler 4
Gulbug/ Icterina warbler 11

Gærdesanger/ Lesser Whitethroat 17
Tornsanger/ Whitethroat 8
Havesanger/ Garden Warbler 6
Gransanger/ Chiffchaff 1
Løvsanger/ Willow warbler 4
Træløber/ Treecreeper 1
Stær/ Starling 4
Grønirisk/ Greenfinch 2
Tornirisk/ Linnet 4
Gulspurv/ Yellowhammer 1
Total: 84 + 17 recaptures : 101 total

Nu har vi lige fået besøg af Emil, som vil overnatte her i nat. Han leder efter nogen høsommerfugle, svalehaler og måske en galathea hvis han er heldig. Så han skal have held og lykke med sin sommerfugle eftersøgning i morgen. Nu vil jeg lave noget aftensmad, så jeg er klar til morgendagens oplevelser. Måske jeg kan få endnu mere erfaring i morgen, det vil tiden vise :)

Anton Liebermann





Mern Vildtplejecenter

31-7-2015

Yesterday we didn´t have time to write the blog, so, today, 2x1. 
Yesterday was a windy day,  but 32 new ringings:

Hvid Vipstjert/ White Wagtail 1
Sangdrossel/ Song Thrush 1
Kærsanger/ Marsh Warbler 4
Gulbug/ Icterine warbler 9
Gærdesanger/ Lesser Whitethroat 5
Tornsanger/ Whitethroat 3
Munk/ Blackcap 1
Skovsanger/ Wood Warbler 1
Gransanger/ Chiffchaff 2
Tornirisk/ Linnet 4
Gulspurv/ Yellowhammer 1

I alt/ in all = 32

After the ringing session, Anton and I, went with Hans and Benny to a very special place: Mern vildtplejestation. It´s a center where people who works here takes care of wild animal that are injured. Lovely activity. 

We had the opportunity to ring some species that are now healthy to give them the freedom. Very funny, I ringed my firsts Rørhøg/ Marsh Harrier, Natugle/ Tawny Owl and a Gravand/ Shellduck. Anton ringed the duck too :) good job Anton!!!!

I would like to say thank you, firstly to Craig and Anton, Tak for your help in the ringing session, and then, of course, Tak, Hans and Benny for the opportunity to go to the vildtplejecenter. :D
Tak too to Sanne to let us visit the center, and for kagebordet. 
Here some photos of the moments:

More and better, in the next chronicle (of today) .
Lyd ;) and Anton 




torsdag den 30. juli 2015

Windy waders

Today the wind and rain pelted the tip, here at Gedser. As a result, no standardised ringing. Lydia joined Gert and Benny for a birding trip in Jutland today, leaving the boys at home.

The Common Sandpiper we've been playing cat and mouse with for a couple of days finally baffled itself in the wader trap and was duly ringed.
Common sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos. Photo: Anton Liebermann

Craig and Anton battled the elements for a couple of hours out at the tip watching migration. With visibility less than a kilometre and the wind gusting well over 20 m/s any birds were a result! We managed a few bits and bobs, all the waders were in very smart summer plumage, which is great to see.

Migrating between 11:15-13:15

Eider 95
Arctic Tern 9
Common Tern 48
Grey Heron 3
Common Gull 5
Black-headed Gull 34
Herring Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Juvenile
Teal 2
Sandwich Tern 2
Spotted Redshank 2
Redshank 1
Common Scoter 99
Curlew 1
Ruff 2
Golden Plover 1

Apologies, these are straight from the notebook and therefore not in taxonomical order.

Resting at the tip

Cormorant 46
Eider 440
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Common Scoter c250 (hard to count in the swelling sea)
Sandwich Tern 6
Common Sandpiper 1
Wood Sandpiper 1
Herring Gull 1
Mute Swan 4
Common Gull 1

A grey seal was about just offshore.

The forecast tomorrow looks a little more pleasant than recently, fingers crossed for some ringing and migration. It's starting to hot up though.

Craig

A lesser whitethroat was the only new passerine caught today.

onsdag den 29. juli 2015

Danish, English and Spanish.

...and a lot of wind, of course.
Hello everybody!!
That has been the ringing session of today, Craig, Anton and I (Lydia), each one of one different country hehehe. That station is international. :D

Windy but dry day, not some many birds at the nets, hope tomorrow it will be better (if the weather permits, of course...), results of today:

Hvid Vipstjert/ White wagtail 1
Husrødstjert/ Black redstart 1
Solsort/ Black bird  2
Gulbug/ Icterine warbler 3
Gærdesanger/ Lesser whitethroat 1
Havesanger/ Garden warbler 1
Gransanger/ Chiffchaff 1
Tornirisk/ Linnet 4
 Total 14 birds + 7 recaptures = 21 birds. Good for a really windy day :)

No photos today, sorry. 
I would like to say Thank you to Craig and Anton, you´re great boys, Tak for your help :) It´s nice to have people in home. 

More, and better ( I hope, cross your fingers) tomorrow. 

Lyd ;)