onsdag 19. april 2017

Spring 2017 so far

So far the spring of 2017 has been a very poor one at Revtangen BO. Windy, and completely dominated by winds from the western and northwestern sector. In these conditions trapping with mist-nets at Revtangen BO is not really an option. We've only trapped on four occations so far the last month:

April 18th, nets open 05.30-12:
Ringed: European Robin 5, Common Blackbird 3, Fieldfare 1, Song Thrush 3, Redwing 1, Common Starling 13, House Sparrow 1, Common Linnet 2 and Yellowhammer 1. Total = 30. 

April 14th, 08-12: 
Ringed: Wood Pigeon 2, Winter Wren 1, Dunnock 1, European  Robin 1, Fieldfare 1, Common Starling 1, House Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 5, Common Linnet 1 and Yellowhammer 2. Total = 18. 
9 visitors.

Adult White-tailed Eagle soaring low over Revtangen BO on April 14th.  

April 8th (afternoon):
Ringed: European Robin 4, Common Blackbird 4, Redwing 2, Goldcrest 3, Common Starling 1, House Sparrow 5, Tree Sparrow 3, Chaffinch 1, Brambling 1, Greenfinch 6. Total = 30. 

March 28th:
Common Blackbird 8, Mistle Thrush 1, Goldcrest 4, House Sparrow 2, Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 1, Yellowhammer 3. Total = 20. 

Mistle Thrush is a rare catch at Revtangen BO, this one was the 8th ever ringed at the BO.

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös