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A nice spring day
Today we have waked up with a thick fog for the first two hours, making the start really slowly. However, once it's cleared out, we have enjoyed a beautiful spring day with a total of 154 individuals banded and 20 different species. Although the weather conditions have been perfect for ringing, there were almost no birds migrating ( if we compare of course with previous days). It seems that birds prefer to migrate in cloudy/raining and windy days; making our day-to-day ringing more challengeable and unpredictable.
Despite of this, there have been small flocks of Siskins, Goldfinches, Bramblings/ Chaffinches and Blue Tits/Great Tits moving around our garden and keeping us entertained but not too busy ;). We have had also two nice surprises: 1 male Great Woodpecker and 1 stunning male adult Sparrowhawk cheering up our day!!!
In addition, we have also observed 15 Common Buzzards, 1 Rough-Legged Buzzard, 2 Red Kites and few Sparrowhawks flying over our heads, but not really migrating.
Totals: Great Woodpecker 1 / Sparrowhawk 1 / Wren 8 / Dunnock 1 / Robin 29 / Blackbird 1 / Chiffchaff 2 / Goldcrest 49 / Blue Tit 14 / Great Tit 3 / Trecreeper 1 / House Sparrow 1 / Tree Sparrow 7 / Chaffinch 1 / Brambling 1 / Greenfinch 1 / Goldfinch 1 / Siskin 26 / North Bullfinch 2