This was the first ringing session of the week. We had 102 metres of net opened, mainly in the reedbed. During the ringing we had an calling Serin overhead, which was a nice surprise!
This was the second ringing session. The first round was very busy with more than 100 birds. Soon after the first round it went a bit quiet so we stopped a bit earlier. The highlights of today were a Nightingale, a Water Rail, a Redstart and a Reed Warbler with a Stockholm-ring!
A 1cy Nightingale, not a common catch at the Ooij!
My father, Tammo, had the luck to grab a Water Rail out of a mistnet, he probably flushed it into the net.
A 1cy female Redstart, also a sporadic visitor in the mistnets.
In addition, we captured a Smooth Newt!
The third day of ringing. It was somewhat similar to the day before, but with less Reed Warblers. Around 10.45 a rare bird showed up in the net: a Jynx Torquilla! An Icterine Warbler was the other highlight of today plus an abberant Sedge Warbler.
Some photos of today:
One of three Grashopper Warblers today
Comments on this bird are welcome, is this 1cy Sedge Warbler just a bit diluted?
1cy Icterine Warbler
And... last but not least this stunning Wryneck!
This was the last ringing morning. The reed birds were represented in good numbers! 2 Savi's Warblers, 7 Sedge Warbler containing a foreign control: Stavanger and 4 Grashopper Warblers (4 is the record).
Again some photos:
Savi's Warbler nr. 1
Savi's Warbler nr. 2
Even more pic's will definitively follow later!