zondag 22 april 2012

Remember, 4 is a very good age

Ringing has been excellent the past two days at the JBO with today 195 birds spread over 23 species and yesterday 185 of 20 species.

We had a Spotted Flycatcher on both days and also few Pied Flycatchers were ringed. Yesterday there were 3 adult males Collared Flycatcher around at the ringing site, but none were caught. This morning however, we ringed two females Collared Flycatchers. Barred Warblers have been ringed in reasonable numbers which is really nice :D Also we ringed about 5 Thrush Nightingales on both days.

Another highlight from today was a pretty Icterine Warbler. A Spotted Crake has been present at the small pool for a few days already, but today was the first time it showed really well. It was bathing for a few seconds in the pool. I forgot to mention that there was also a Corncrake around for a few days.

 The JBO with the city center of Jerusalem on the background.
 Ringing at the JBO
Groups of kids come every day and get educated on bird ringing!
 Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)
Yael with the Icterine Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

Some Pied Flycatcher wings:
 Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), male
 Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), male
 Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), female

 Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), female
Wing of the Collared.

Some wings of Barred Warblers:
 Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), adult female, though the tertails (inner one moulted) and greater coverts (very worn) intrigue me..
 Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), adult female
 Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), young male, note the 3 inner moulted primaries.
Remember, 4 is a very good age! (as Roni likes to say it!)

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