Gedser Fuglestation Blog
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Fuglekonge no more
A perfect ringing day – calm, partly cloudy with some sunshine in the afternoon but the totals were reduced from the previous week as we seem to have broken the back of the crazy Goldcrest migrations; the total of 351 new birds through the day was still very decent but it was nowhere near as hectic as it has been. There was still a trickle of 192 Goldcrests caught (mainly in the morning) along with 64 Robins and 27 Wrens while the highlights included a Firecrest, 3 Treecreepers and a female Northern Bullfinch.
Todays totals - 27 Wren \ Gaerdesmutte; 3 Dunnock \ Jernspurv; 64 Robin \ Roedhals; 2 Blackbird \ Solsort; 1 Song Thrush \ Sangdrossel; 2 Blackcap \ Munk; 5 Chiffchaff \ Gransanger; 192 Goldcrest \ Fuglekonge; 1 Firecrest \ Roedtoppet Fuglekonge; 2 Coal Tit \ Sortmejse; 24 Blue Tit \ Blamejse; 8 Great Tit \ Musvit; 3 Treecreeper \ Traelober; 1 Chaffinch \ Bogfinke; 2 Brambling \ Kvaekerfinke; 1 Greenfinch \ Groenirisk; 5 Goldfinch \ Stillits; 6 Siskin \ Groensisken; 1 Lesser Redpoll \ Lille Grasisken; 1 Northern Bullfinch \ Stor Dompap
Overhead passage was also much reduced despite the fine weather with just a few small flocks of Finches, Woodpigeons, Rooks and Jackdaws moving through; a flock of 120 Cranes also went over while a few raptors included at least 9 Rough-legged Buzzards, 2 Red Kites, 15 Common Buzzards and quite a few Sparrowhawks. Other little bits around included my first Long-eared Owl of the autumn in the trees by the house, 2 Hawfinches over, a flock of 20 Pintail heading south, the first Great-spotted Woodpecker for a while and in the much quieter afternoon a great flock of 16 Red Kites which flapped lazily over the garden late afternoon and 2 Red-throated Divers calling as they flew east.
Long-eared Owl in the garden
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