slight rain was expected in the morning. I opened at 4am
hoping it wouldn’t be
to strong. There was a lot of activity in the bushes,
and with the threathening
weather I decided to open only 11 nets. That
was enough by far! This has been
an outstanding day of ringing and could
have been even better if it wasn’t for
the rain. At one point Terje and
Morten helped me out, but we had to close
because the rain got heavier.
We opened again after lunch, only a few nets, but
they kept us busy.
In the end,
it has been an incredible day for willow warblers.
290 of these little birds
were ringed today. We had quite a lot of species,
and reached 393 birds ringed
had a retrap of a collared dove, not many of them come
to the island.
And last but
not leat, in the late afternoon, I got a retrap of a willow
warbler ringed in Portugal!
Well done, willow!
Here is the
list of the species and numbers ringed today:
willow warbler: 290
Pied flycatchers: 10