mandag 23. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 23rd

Finally the wind settled, in the morning there was almost no wind but later on gradually increasing from the east. Part cloudy, around 8 degrees in the morning. Nets open 07.30-14.30, netmeter hours approx. 2500. Playback on Common Blackbird and Redwing around dawn, later on European Goldfinch, Yellowhammer and Grey Wagtail. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 5, White Wagtail 1, Winter Wren 6, Common Blackbird 12, Fieldfare 4, Song Thrush 4, Redwing 10, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1, Blue Tiy 17, Great Tit 3, Tree Sparrow 4, Chaffinch 1, Brambling 1, Greenfinch 4, European Goldfinch 1, Mealy Redpoll 4, Yellowhammer 2. Total = 86. 

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös.

søndag 22. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 22nd

Winds from the east, but stronger than forecasted and some nets were not in use because they were too exposed. Cloudy in the morning, later sunny. Nets open 07.30-15, netmeter hours approx. 2400. Playback on Redwing and Common Blackbird around dawn, later on Grey Wagtail, European Goldfinch, Yellowhammer and Redpoll. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Winter Wren 10, Dunnock 1, European Robin 6, Common Blackbird 7, Redwing 9, Song Thrush 1, Blackcap 3, Goldcrest 7, Willow Tit 7, Coal Tit 5, Great Tit 7, Blue Tit 98, Long-tailed Tit 7, Treecreeper 1, Common Starling 1, Tree Sparrow 2, Mealy Redpoll 7, Lesser Redpoll 1. Total = 184. Also 12 controls, including 1 Great Tit and 3 Blue Tits not from Revtangen. 

Renate Berg, Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. 3 visitors.

lørdag 21. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 21st

Same weather as yesterday, the wind was even a bit stronger. Only 93 meters of nets in use 08-16, netmeter hours approx. 750. Playback on Redwing and Common Blackbird at dawn, later on Yellowhammer and Mealy Redpoll. 

Ringed: Eurasian Woodcock 1 (first this season), Grey Wagtail 1, Winter Wren 3, European Robin 7, Redwing 2, Common Blackbird 8, Blackcap 2, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 9, Great Tit 2, Mealy Redpoll 3. Total = 40. 

Eurasian Woodcock, 1 cy. Rugde, 1K.

Renate Berg, Espen Helgesen and Alf Tore Mjös

fredag 20. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 20th

Strong SE, 10-12 m/s, too strong for most nets. Kept the ones in the middle of the trapping garden open 07.30-15, netmeter hours approx. 800. Playback on Common Blackbird around dawn and Yellowhammer later. 

Ringed: Winter Wren 3, Dunnock 1, European Robin 3, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 6, Common Blackbird 6, Blackcap 5, Garden Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest 3, Blue Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 7, Brambling 1, Mealy Redpoll 2, Yellowhammer 7. Total = 49. Also 6 controls.

Observations: Common Snipe 40, Jack Snipe 5 (field west if the station). 

Alf Tore Mjös

torsdag 19. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 19th

ESE 6-9 m/s, mostly cloudy. Nets open 07.30-15, netmeter hours approx. 2700. Playback om Redwing and Blackbird at dawn once again resulted in a good catch of thrushes. Also playback on Grey Wagtail and Brambling during the day. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpacker 1, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 2, Grey Wagtail 3, Winter Wren 8, Dunnock 2, European Robin 4, Song Thrush 10, Redwing 30, Common Blackbird 48, Fieldfare 2, Blackcap 9, Chiffchaff 6, YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1, Blue Tit 38, Treecreeper 1, House Sparrow 3, Tree Sparrow 2, Common Starling 1, Chaffinch 4, Brambling 7, Mealy Redpoll 4, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 1. Total = 192. Also a control of a Blue Tit not from Revtangen.

Few moths in the Robinson-traps, but this Pearly Unsderwing saved the day. Vandrefly. 
 
Haavard Husebö, Alf Tore Mjös and Njaal Sölvberg. 

onsdag 18. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 18th

Today was (unfortunately) a "half-day" at Revtangen. The weather was perfect with very light northeasterlies, but the weather forecast said "fog" and that's why nobody was there in the morning. Also, we had a meeting at 12 at the museum - we hate meetings in the trapping season! Some of the nets went up at 09 and down at 11.30, then all the nets were open 14-18. Netmeter hours approx. 1700. Playback on Olive-backed Pipit and Yellowhammer. 

Ringed: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1, OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT 1, Winter Wren 5, European Robin 7, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 7 (including 1 coburni), Common Blackbird 1, Blackcap 3, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 1, Goldcrest 8, Great Tit 4, Blue Tit 29, Willow Tit 2, Tree Sparrow 1 House Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 1, Brambling 2, Greenfinch 11, European Goldfinch 1. Total = 89. Also 7 controls. 

Olive-backed Pipit. There has been so many sightings this autumn in Norway that it would have been downright embarrassing not to trap one. Sibirpiplerke.

Our 10th Lesser Spotted Woodpecker this season. Dvergspett.

A late 1cy Willow Warbler was also noteworthy. Løvsanger 1K.

Alf Tore Mjös

mandag 16. oktober 2017

Revtangen BO October 16th

Cloudy and NW in the morning, turning W then NE and decreasing to almost no wind. 12 degrees. Nets open 07.30-15.30, netmeter hours approx. 2900. Playback on Redpoll 08-12, Grey Wagtail and European Goldfinch. 

Ringed: Grey Wagtail 1, Winter Wren 12, European Robin 2, Redwing 4 (including 1 coburni), Song Thrush 1, Common Blackbird 3, Fieldfare 1, Chiffchaff 4 (including 1 tristis), Goldcrest 1, Willow Tit 13, Great Tit 9, Blue Tit 71, Eurasian Nuthatch 1, House Sparrow 1, Brambling 15, Greenfinch 26, Lesser Redpoll 11, Mealy Redpoll 139, COUE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1, European Goldfinch 8, Yellowhammer 4. Total = 328. One greenfinch ringed elsewhere controlled. 

The first Siberian Chiffchaff of the autumn was ringed today. Sibirgransanger (P.c.tristis).


Ringmerket: Vintererle 1, gjerdesmett 12, rødstrupe 2, rødvingetrost 4 (inkl. 1 coburni), måltrost 1, svarttrost 3, gråtrost 1, gransanger 4 (inkl. 1 tristis), fuglekonge 1, granmeis 13, kjøttmeis 9, blåmeis 71, spettmeis 1, gråspurv 1, bjørkefink 15, grønnfink 26, brunsisik 11, gråsisik 139, POLARSISIK 1, stillits 8, gulspurv 4. Total = 328. Også en fremmedkontroll av grønnfink. 

Observations: Grey-headed Woodpecker 1, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1. 

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös