Today is our last evening at store færder. Already!
The wind was still blowing hard in the morning but we decided to give it a go and opened the only two nets that were protected enough.
There was a small activity on the island: fieldfares flying low, a bunch of redpolls, a few bullfinches around... at about 9 am, a large flock of waxwings showed up at the house.
After a couple of round, we had the surprise to get one of these birds and our surprise went up to the next level when we discovered that it had ring and it was not one of ours!
It was indeed a waxwing with a Finnish ring! That's a great catch for our last day here!
Dagens finske bombe. Faktisk stasjonens første kontroll av utenlandsmerket sidensvans.
Total ringing for today 7: robin (rødstrupe) 1, fieldfare (gråtrost) 1, brambling (bjørkefink) 1, siskin (grønnsisik) 1, common redpoll (gråsisik)1, lesser redpoll (brunsisik) 2.
Tomorrow the weather seems to be particularly good, at least the wind is supposed to stop for the whole day. It is a shame that we have to go when the weather improves but it is also much easier to get off the island. There is also a wind storm coming in brittany so in fact, it will just feel like here! And also, we are determined to be up in early morning tomorrow for the last captures for us for this autumn.
We are grateful for all the good moments here and the great care that Terje, Halvard, Per Espen, Jan Peter etc showed about our comfort on the island! We will definitely miss our evenings next to our firy friend, Calcifer . But again it is only goodbye!
Marie, Mélina & Nicolas
Store Færder Ornitologiske Stasjon - SFOS
Postboks 349, 3101 Tønsberg
Telefon til stasjonen: 90 93 90 03
Hjemmeside: ny storeferder.no