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Shining like a starling

mandag 1. maj 2017
af Charles Tessier

This morning, a new week started with Lars, a danish ringer. We weren't overflow with birds, probably because of the wind, not so strong but enough embarrassing.
Anyway, one more time the sun and a bit of diversity escort us : with the usual common species, we had a chaffinch, 3 greenfinch and a linnet, a male with red chest.

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But the real attraction of the day was the starling, not a rarity but the very first one trapped this year. In this season, it's always a pleasure to admire its beautiful feathers.

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Notice the colour of the bill and the chest, absent during the winter.

Finally, we ringed 23 new birds for 10 different species.

Birds ringed today:
Jernspurv - Dunnock: 3
Rødhals - Robins: 3
Gædersanger - Lesser whitethroat: 5
Munk - Blackcap: 3
Gransanger - Chiffchaff: 2
Løvsanger - Willow warbler: 1
Stær - Starling : 1
Bogfinke - Chaffinch: 1
Grønirisk - Greenfinch: 3
Tornirisk - Linnet : 1