Gedser Fuglestation Blog
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Totally unexpected day
As it was predicted, the weather has been perfect for ringing with a total of 778 new individuals ringed and 16 different species; being the Goldcrests the most abundant with 468 ringed.
However no one has expected to beat the record of Wrens ringed in one day with a total of 189 ( yes, you have read perfectly well: 189 with just 6 nets). What amazing training on how to take out Wrens as quickly as possible ;). In fact, yesterday night we were discussing which species would be the main start: maybe Goldcrests as previous days or maybe there would be a swap to Dunnocks/Robins or Blue Tits, but of course there was no mention about Wrens. Who will guess it!!!
In addition, we have also had a good numbers of Chiffchaffs and Northern Bullfinches ringed (24 and 19 respectively) and another unexpected surprise: one Yellow Wagtail as it is quite late for them.
Totals: Yellow Wagtail 1 / Wrens 189 / Robins 45 / Blackbirds 2 / Song Thrush 1 / Blackcap 2 / Chiffchaffs 24 / Goldcrests 468 / Firescrests 1 / Blue Tit 6 / Great Tit 3 / Treecreper 4 / Chaffinch 1 / Greenfinch 7 / Siskin 5 / Northen Bullfinch 19