The day started with a bit of wind and rain, but it quickly changed to some good ringing conditions, at least in the inner nets as they are sheltered from the eastern side.
Today was supposed to be a crowded day with three visitors planned! Terje, Per Espen and Jan Peter were planning on bringing us some groceries and firewood, and we would have loved to welcome them for a coffee… But the wind decided elsewise, as the harbour is exposed to the East.
It turned out to be a crowded day with birds though, with our best score since we arrived (89 birds ringed!). This was mostly due to a large number of redpolls – giving us the opportunity to practice differentiating the lesser Redpoll from the common one.
Brunsisik (venstre) og gråsisik (høyre) og på høyre bilde omvendt.
There were also lots of bullfinches around, to our great joy. And some waxwings – but no luck with them in the nets today!
Let’s see what tomorrow brings us!
Ringing total of today :89 (goldcrest 15, wren 1, redwing 3, fieldfare 3, blackcap 2, robin 5, coal tit 2, treecreeper 3, greenfinch 1, brambling 3, common redpoll 32, lesser redpoll 5, twite 1, bullfinch 13)
Dagens ringmerking: 15 fuglekonge, 1 gjerdesmett, 3 rødvingetrost, 3 gråtrost, 2 munk, 5 rødstrupe, 2 svartmeis, 3 trekryper, 1 grønnfink, 3 bjørkefink, 32 gråsisik, 5 brunsisik, 1 bergirisk og 13 dompap.
Da passerte vi 5.000 for året og er nå oppe i 5.081 og høsten er nå oppe i 2.551.
Først i dag passerte høsten, vårens ringmerking.
Marie, Melina and Nicolas
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