Despite inclement weather at daybreak, the wind slackened and the sky cleared in the afternoon. This allowed us to open all the nets throughout the day.
Nice surprise in the middle of the morning with the ringing of 8 long-tailed tits spp caudatus. This subspecies is rare in France. French ringers are happy.
The highlight of our day was the observation from the living room of a group of 17 waxwings that came to feed on the many berries in the bushes. Unfortunately none come into the net. Tomorrow maybe…
Today is also our first Rough-legged Buzzard sighting since we arrived on the island. This species is also rare in France.
Note, a flight of 30 greylag geese in migration, few sparrows on the other hand. The seawatching was not conclusive either.
We thank Per Espen Fjeld for his visit to drop off food and especially his kindness for giving us 10 crabs from his catch. Merci beaucoup.
The ringing report for October 22 is as follows: Trekryper 1, Stjertmeis 8, Fuglekonge 4,
Sitillits 2, Sivspurv 1, Svarttrost1, Måltrost1, Grønnfink 29, Gråsisik 2. Total 49.
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