vrijdag 25 mei 2012

Females on the nest, males in the net

This was very apparent today, as it should be during this time of year! Our majority of birds today - during a ringing session in the Ooijse Graaf with Bram - were males. It was a calm session with many retraps but also a good variety of species. We caught 57 birds spread over 18 species. 

Totals:

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 1
Barn Swallow 1
Blackbird - 1
Blackcap 3 -
Blue Tit 1 1
Yellow Wagtail 2 -
Bluethroat 1 -
Chaffinch 1 -
Chiffchaff - 5
Garden Warbler 2 2
Grasshopper Warbler 1 -
Great Tit 1 2
Marsh Warbler 11 2
Reed Bunting 2 1
Reed Warbler 4 7
Whitethroat 1 1
Willow Tit - 1
Willow Warbler - 1
Total 32 - 25 = 57

 White-spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica cyanecula), 2cy male
 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), male; rather dark head with some greenish feathering
 Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus), male
 Willow Tit (Poecile montanus)
 Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
 Grashopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)
Sleepy head Bram!

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