Nets were open at 3.45am, with heavy clouds above our heads and no wind. It had
probably been raining a tiny bit during the night, so the conditions looked good and they
were! With Stig, tommy and Anders, we have had a busy and very interesting day. It
started directly with a red backed shrike but above all a red breasted flycatcher in the
first round! I had never had one in the hand, so I was so very happy about it! It continued
with a very good diversity through all day. The first wryneck of the year was trapped
today as well as the first two siskins. We also had a retrap of a blackcap, this time from
In the afternoon, the sun chased the clouds and from 2pm it got quiet. Nets were closed
at 4pm with 254 birds ringed! It means we passed the 2000 birds this spring! We have now
2073 birds ringed this year. You will find here under the list of thespesies and numbers ringed
Moreover, it was also a good day in birdwatching with 65 species seen today. Among these, a
carrion crow, a citrine wagtail and a grasshopper warbler.
Now, the guys have left the island and I’m on my own once more. I really want to thank Tommy,
Anders and Stig for their great team spirit and the very good company!
Species and numbers of individuals ringed today:
breasted flycatcher: 1