Today was not too intense but a good day on the whole, with our usual visitors these last days: redpolls and bullfinches in the nets and all around the island. The fieldfares were also still around, though in lesser quantity than the previous days.
The morning brought a nice surprise in the nets: Waxwings again! A small flock of these fascinating birds has been on the island these last days, and 4 of them came down in one of our nets today.
The rest of the day went by more quietly, a rough-legged buzzard flew by in the wind, and the activity of birds decreased as usual during the afternoon.
This evening will be dedicated to trying to catch a Tengmalm’s Owl again, fingers crossed!
To av dagens fire sidensvans.
Ringing total of today: 39 (goldcrest 2, wren 3, song thrush 1, fieldfare 2, blackbird 1, blackcap 1, robin 3, greenfinch 4, brambling 1, common redpoll 5, lesser redpoll 7, bullfinch 5, waxwing 4).
Ringmerking I dag: 2 fuglekonge, 3 gjerdesmett, 1 måltrost, 2 gråtrost, 1 svarttrost, 1 munk, 3 rødstrupe, 4 grønnfink, 1 bjørkefink, 5 gråsisik, 7 brunsisik, 5 dompap og 4 sidensvans.
Totalt 39 fugler ringmerket. Totalen for 2023 er nå 5.121 og for høsten 2.591.
Marie, Melina and Nicolas
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