On October 19, we had a very nice day both for the observation and for the ringing, everything came together to observe the migration of the birds, the weather was excellent, the wind light and the sky clear.
In the morning we shared the experience of Terje and Hans Eric for ringing which is very rewarding for us, French ringers.
We were also able to take advantage of the good capture conditions to equip a redwing and a robin with transmitters. A total of 66 birds were ringed, including 25 redpolls.
In the afternoon, we explored the southern island near store faerder and observed there in excellent conditions 30 twites and 3 horned larks, 250 pink-legged geese. absolutely fabulous
Back on store faerder, we have chosen to explore the north of the island. the migration was active we observed the waxwings again (12) while we were on the way back we saw taking off from the trees, 20 meters in front of us, an eagle owl. We had time to identify with certainty the largest nocturnal raptor.
Finally to end this beautiful day, we captured a tegmalm owl. We will long remember this beautiful day on this magical island.
David and Seb
one of Gråsisik ringed today, birdwatching on Hoftøya, sunrising on Store Faerder