mandag 25. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 25th

A bit windy from the ESE around dawn, but the wind soon settled and the morning was pleasant and calm. Sunny most of the day. Playback on Yellow-browed Warbler, European Robin and Garden Warbler during the night, but unlike yesterday with little effect. Playback on Grey Wagtail, Olive-backed Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler and European Goldfinch during the day. Nets open 06.30-14.30, netmeter hours approx. 2900. 

1 cy Pechora Pipit. First heard calling overhead, tape-lured into a mistnet. The first record of this species at Revtangen BO. Tundrapiplerke.

Ringed: GREY-HEADED WOODPECKER 1, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 1, PECHORA PIPIT 1, Winter Wren 3, Dunnock 1, European Robin 6, Common Redstart 1, Song Thrush 3, Garden Warbler 1, BARRED WARBLER 1, Blackcap 4, MARSH WARBLER 1, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 6, Coal Tit 4, Great Tit 4, Blue Tit 38, House Sparrow 1, Tree Sparrow 2, Lesser Redpoll 1, Common Linnet 1, European Goldfinch 4. Total = 93. Also 10 controls.


Male Grey-headed Woodpecker. The first since 2009. Gråspett.

1 cy Marsh Warbler. The first in 2017, on a rather late date. Myrsanger 1K. 

Horse Chestnut (Pachycnemia hippocastanaria). The first record at Revtangen BO. Smalvingemåler

Asbjörn Folvik, Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjøs. 6 visitors.



søndag 24. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 24th

A clear sky around midnight was cloud-covered in the morning, but no rain. Light SE turning S around mid-day. Nets open 06.30-13.30, netmeter hours approx. 2500. Playback on Yellow-browed Warbler, European Robin and Garden Warbler through the night, Song Thrush at dawn and Grey Wagtail, European Goldfinch, Olive-backed Pipit and Yellow-browed Warbler during the day. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Grey Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 1, Winter Wren 5, Dunnock 1, Northern Wheatear 2, European Robin 37, Song Thrush 2, Redwing 1, Common Blackbird 1, Blackcap 27, Garden Warbler 3, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 4, Coal Tit 5, Blue Tit 6, Great Tit 4, Tree Sparrow 4, House Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 1, Brambling 3, Greenfinch 2, Lesser Redpoll 1, European Goldfinch 1, Reed Bunting 3. Total = 124. Also 5 controls. 

Lesser Whitethroat 2cy+. We rarely catch adults in autumn. Notice pale upperpart to iris, the fresh tail and tail pattern. Møller 2K+. 

Ringmerket: Flaggspett 3, vintererle 2, heipiplerke 1, gjerdesmett 5, jernspurv 1, steinskvett 2, rødstrupe 37, måltrost 2, rødvingetrost 1, svarttrost 1, munk 27, hagesanger 3, møller 1, løvsanger 3, gransanger 4, svartmeis 5, blåmeis 6, kjøttmeis 4, pilfink 4, gråspurv 1, bokfink 1, bjørkefink 3, grønnfink 2, brunsisik 1, stillits 1, sivspurv 3. Total = 124. Også 5 kontroller.  

3 Robinsontraps produced 19 species. For the second day in  arow we trapped a Pearly Underwing. Other presumed migrants included 9 Dark Sword-grass and 4 Silver Y. The most rare by Revtangen-standards was our second record of Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra).

Pearly Underwing. A much paler version of this variable species compared to the one yesterday. Vandrefly.

Black Rustic. Stort lyngheifly.


 Renate Berg, Espen Helgesen, Alf Tore Mjøs, Morten Stokke. 2 besøkende. 


lørdag 23. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 23rd

Light SE in the morning, cloudy, later more sunny and the wind turned south from around 13. Nets open 06.30-16, netmeter hours approx. 3400. Playback on Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler at night, European Robin and Song Thrush at dawn, and Grey Wagtail, Olive-backed Pipit, Meadow Pipit and European Goldfinch during the day. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Tree Pipit 1, Meadow Pipit 10, Winter Wren 4, European Robin 18, Common Redstart 1, Redwing 6, Song Thrush 3, Fieldfare 1, Common Blackbird 3, Garden Warbler 5, Blackcap 11, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 4, Yellow-browed Warbler 1 (first this season), Goldcrest 3, Pied Flycatcher 1, Coal Tit 1, Great Tit 3, Blue Tit 1, Eurasian Nuthatch 1, Tree Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 3, Brambling 4, Greenfinch 6, Lesser Redpoll 1, Common Rosefinch 1, LITTLE BUNTING 2 (first this season) , Reed Bunting 2. Total = 106. 

A good start to the day - Common Rosefinch, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Little Buntings! Rosenfink, gulbrynsanger og 2 dvergspurv.

Ringmerket: Flaggspett 3, dvergspett 1, vintererle 1, trepiplerke 1, heipiplerke 10, gjerdesmett 4, rødstrupe 18, rødstjert 1, rødvingetrost 6, måltrost 3, gråtrost 1, svarttrost 3, hagesanger 5, munk 11, løvsanger 2, gransanger 4, gulbrynsanger 1, fuglekonge 3, svarthvit fluesnapper 1, svartmeis 1, kjøttmeis 3, blåmeis 1, spettmeis 1, pilfink 2, bokfink 3, bjørkefink 4, grønnfink 6, brunsisik 1, rosenfink 1, dvergspurv 2, sivspurv 2. Total = 106.

Little Bunting (top) and Yellow-browed Warbler. Dvergspurv og gulbrynsanger.

3 Robinsontraps produced no less than 27 Dark Sword-grass and this Pearly Underwing, so there is evidently some moth migration going on. Vandrefly. 

Observations:  
Revtangen: White-tailed Eagle 1 imm, Bar-tailed Godwit 30, Curlew Sandpiper 2, Little Stint 6, Grey Plover 3, Dunlin 300+. 
Observatory: Black Woodpecker 1, Goldfinch 3+.


Renate Berg, Espen Helgesen, Alf Tore Mjös and Morten Stokke.

torsdag 21. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 21st

A day much like yesterday, poor conditions for ringing but we gave it a try because of a visiting school class. The wind turned SE and increased to 10-12 m/s, a few light rainshowers. Only those nets most protected from the wind was in use 07-15. Netmeter hours approx. 1200. Playback on Garden Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler during the night, and Meadow Pipit for a few hours in late morning.

Ringed: Meadow Pipit 10, European Robin 1, Redwing 1, Song Thrush 1, Reed Warbler 1, Garden Warbler 2, Greenfinch 1. Total = 17. Also 6 controls.

Observations: Yellow-browed Warbler 1 in the garden.

We put out 2 Robinson Traps, and despite rather poor weather we got a nice selection og late autumn moths, 15 species including 10 Dark Sward-grass and

Dark Sword-grass, consideret a migrant species. 10 last night was a very good catch of this species. Langvingejordfly.
 Red Sword-grass, a scarce species that winters as an adult. Svartkantkvistfly.
Angle Shades, quite common in late autumn. Taggvingefly.
Frosted Orange, a true Revtangen speciality. This is the 16th individual recorded in Western Norway, and the 15th at Revtangen! Tistelstengelfly.

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. We had a visit from 20 students and 1 teacher from Sandnes VGS.

onsdag 20. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 20th

West 5-6 m/s, rainshowers. Poor conditions for ringing, and the only reason for trying was because of a scheduled group visit. Nets open 07-11, netmeter hours approx. 1400. Playback og Grey Wagtail and Meadow Pipit. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Meadow Pipit 6, Grey Wagtail 2, Goldcrest 1, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Greenfinch 1. Total = 13. 

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. 17 visitors from Jaeren Senior University.

tirsdag 19. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 18th

Very light SE turning S-SW. Cloudy, later a bit of sun. Nets open 06.30-14.30, netmeter hours approx. 2900. Playback on Garden Warbler at dawn, later Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and Olive-backed Pipit. In addition to ringing, there was time for a bit of maintenance on the nets and cutting the grass.

Ringed: BLACK WOODPECKER 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Tree Pipit 2, Meadow Pipit 49, Grey Wagtail 9, Winter Wren 3, BARRED WARBLER 1 (first this season), Garden Warbler 1, Blackcap 1, Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrest 1, Coal Tit 2, Great Tit 2, Tree Sparrow 3, Brambling 1, Greenfinch 6, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 1. Total = 91. Also 12 controls. 

Female Black Woodpecker, a rare catch at Revtangen BO. Svartspett hunn.

Ringmerket: SVARTSPETT 1, flaggspett 3, trepiplerke 2, heipiplerke 49, vintererle 9, gjerdesmett 3, hauksanger 1, hagesanger 1, munk 1, gransanger 3, svartmeis 2, kjøttmeis 2, pilfink 3, bjørkefink 1, grønnfink 6, gulspurv 2, sivspurv 1. Total = 91. Også 12 kontroller. 

The first Barred Warbler of the autumn was trapped today. As usual, a 1cy. Hauksanger 1K. 

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. Today we also had a visit from 13 kids and 2 teachers from Tryggheim Skole.

mandag 18. september 2017

Revtangen BO September 17th

Nets open 06-14, netmeter hours approx. 2900. Playback on Garden Warbler and Pallas' Grasshopper Warbler at night, European Robin at dawn and Grey Wagtail and Olive-backed Pipit during the day. 

Ringed: Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Tree Pipit 1, Meadow Pipit 3, Grey Wagtail 3, Winter Wren 3, European Robin 12, Whinchat 1, Redwing 1, Song Thrush 2, Common Blackbird 2, Garden Warbler 8, Blackcap 17, Common Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 4, Goldcrest 8, Great Tit 2, Blue Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Eurasian Nuthatch 1, Common Treecreeper 2, House Sparrow 1, Greenfinch 2, Brambling 2, European Goldfinch 1, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 2. Total = 88. Also 4 controls.

European Goldfinch, 1 cy. The first in 2017. Stillits, 1K. 

Ringmerket: Flaggspett 3, trepiplerke 1, heipiplerke 3, vintererle 3, gjerdesmett 3, rødstrupe 12, buskskvett 1, rødvingetrost 1, måltrost 2, svarttrost 2, hagesanger 8, munk 17, tornsanger 1, løvsanger 1, gransanger 4, fuglekonge 8, kjøttmeis 2, blåmeis 1, granmeis 1, spettmeis 1, trekryper 2, gråspurv 1, grønnfink 2, bjørkefink 2, stillits 1, gulspurv 3, sivspurv 2. Total = 88. Også 4 kontroller.

Renate Berg and Espen Helgesen.