lørdag 14. februar 2015
Late winter ringing
A pleasant day with very little wind, nice and sunny most of the time. Put up all the "winter nets" from around 10-16, but very quiet around the feeding station. Only five new birds ringed: Sparrowhawk 1 (adult female), redwing 1, song thrush 1 and tree sparrow 2.
A redwing is always a good catch in winter, but....
...this song thrush was the bird of the day. A fairly scarce winter bird in SW Norway, this one was the first ever ringed at Revtangen BO in winter (although a late migrant(?) was trapped on December 1st 2003).
Redwing upper wing details. This one is easily aged as a first-winter by the white notches on the tertials and six juvenile outer greater coverts with similar white triangles.
Observations: Sparrowhawk 2, woodpigeon 1, collared dove 2, skylark 1, meadow pipit 1.
Alf Tore Mjös