woensdag 29 juni 2011

Spotted Fly

Spotted Flycatcher, adult female; broodpatch showed that the female is having yougsters at the moment
Tree pipit, adult male.
Tree pipit nestling

maandag 20 juni 2011

Ringing again at Radio Kootwijk

It was a calm morning, excellent for ringing. Today was quality above quantity!
We trapped:

Blackbird (Merel) 5-0
Chaffinch (Vink) 2-0
Crested Tit (Kuifmees) 1-0
Gr. Spotted Woodpecker (Gr. Bonte Specht) 4-0
Jay (Gaai) 1-0
Long-tailed Tit (Staartmees) 1-0
Robin (Roodborst) 5-0
Short-toed Treecreeper (Boomkruiper) 2-0
Song Thrush (Zanglijster) 2-1
Yellowhammer (Geelgors) 1-0
Willow Tit (Matkop) 1-0
Total 25-1

Song Thrush 2cy
Chaffinch Adult Male
1 of the 4 juvenile woody's
My dad with 2 woody's
Me ringing the Jay
Juvenile Short-toed Treecreeper
Yellowhammer 1cy Male (ringing tick)

zondag 12 juni 2011

Back again

It's been a long time since my last blog post! This was due to a lot of things.. The last two weeks of May I had my exams and in the first week of June I was on holiday to Lloret de Mar, in short: I didn't watch/or ring any birds in this period haha! Today was my first ringing session since a couple of weeks again. For a special project, about the influence of artificial light on bird migration, I ring birds at a new site, near Radio Kootwijk, on the Veluwe. Today was the first time I ringed there so I was very excited.
We trapped a good amount of birds when you realise that the site is situated on the Veluwe, amongst rather poor forests and heathland.

Blackbird (Merel) 2-0
Blackcap (Zwartkop) 6-0
Chiffchaff (Tjiftjaf) 1-0
Chaffinch (Vink) 3-0
Crested Tit (Kuifmees) 3-0  Ringing tick!
Great Tit (Koolmees) 11-1
Redstart (Gekraagde Roodstaart) 4-0
Robin (Roodborst) 4-0
Short-toed Treecreeper (Boomkruiper) 2-0
Song Thrush (Zanglijster) 3-1
Tree Pipit (Boompieper) 1-0
Willow Warbler (Fitis) 1-0
Total 41-2