søndag 18. desember 2016

Revtangen BO December 18th

Nets open 09-15, netmeter hours approx. 1800. No playback, but one feeder with seed mixture. 

Ringed: Winter Wren 1, Common Blackbird 1, Blue Tit 1, House Sparrow 16, Tree Sparrow 15, Chaffinch 1, Yellowhammer 2. Total = 37. Also 45 controls.

Observations: White-fronted Goose 43, Sparrowhawk 1, Meadow Pipit 10, Grey Wagtail 1.

Renate Berg, Espen Helgesen and Alf Tore Mjös

onsdag 14. desember 2016

Revtangen BO December 14th

The last month we have been busy at the museum moving old stuffed animals to our storage facilities. At the same time the weather has been mostly poor. Last weekend, however, we discovered that a prominent guest from far away had found our feeder - an Oriental Turtle Dove had joined the local Collared Doves! Today the nets were opened and the bird behaved very well, trapping itself as soon as it arrived for breakfast. 

Nets open 09-11, netmeter hours approx. 600. SE 6-7 m/s, around 3 degrees, sunny. No playback. 

Ringed: ORIENTAL TURTLE DOVE 1, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 1, House Sparrow 3, Tree Sparrow 4, Chaffinch 10, Mealy Redpoll 3. Total = 24. Also 13 controls. 

Incredibly, the 4th new ringing species for Revtangen BO in 2016, of which 3 have been pigeons or doves!

1 cy Oriental Turtle Dove, ssp. meena. There are approx. 18 records of Oriental Turtle Dove in Norway before. Mongolturteldue, 1K av underarten meena.

Björn Mo, Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. 3 visitors.