Gedser Fuglestation Blog
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Not much to ring, so an afternoon of birding
Nets in use were very much limited by the changed wind direction, now from the South East. It was a slow morning and the total reached just 33, even with extra time after standard netting and five Meadow Pipits again from non standard nets.
The beach at Birkamose
In the afternoon we decided to look at the beaches, beaches that have been completely covered in water over the last couple of days due to the terrible weather conditions allowing no chance to lamp waders at night. There is now a thick covering of weed in many areas with no sign of the Sanderling that we've been seeing. There were around 40 or so Little Gulls feeding just offshore.
First year Little Gull
Little Gull adult
As we drove back to the observatory a flock of 49 Whooper Swans landed in the fields between Birkamose and the lighthouse.
Ringing Totals: 33 (18)
Engpiber / Meadow Pipit - 5
Gærdesmutte / Wren – 0 (1)
Rødhals / Robin – 4 (5)
Solsort / Blackbird – 5 (4)
Sangdrossel / Song Thrush - 1
Gransanger / Chiffchaff - 1
Fuglekonge / Goldcrest– 11 (2)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit – 1 (2)
Musvit / Great Tit – 0 (1)
Bogfinke / Chaffinch – 0 (1)
Grønsisken / Siskin - 2
Lille Gråsisken / Lesser Redpoll - 1
Stor Dompap / Northern Bullfinch – 1
Dompap / Western Bullfinch - 1 (1)