onsdag 11. mars 2015

Revtangen BO March 11th - first migrants ringed and a surprise catch

Finally a decent morning with little wind, later in the day sunny and calm. Nets were up from 8-14 while we continued preparaing the station for the spring migration. Surprise of the day while Haavard was working with preparations for the new garden pond, when an adult female Peregrine chased a Woodcock into the closest one of the large 8-shelf nets. Both were caught and ringed. The first migrants arrived with six new blackbirds ringed. 

Ringing (total netmeter hours 1750): Peregrine 1, Woodcock 1, Collared dove 1, Blackbird 6, Tree sparrow 5. Total = 14.
Only the second Peregrine ever ringed at Revtangen BO, sixty years after the first one in 1955. The bird was an adult female.

Observations: White-tailed eagle 1, Grey wagtail 3 flew over, Snow bunting 1 flew over.

Håvard Husebø and Alf Tore Mjøs

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