Thursday, March 19, 2009

A day of new species (19 March 2009)

Today it was very clear and mild during all day. When we came to the station this morning, we had a surprise trapped in the nets. A long-eared owl. We were lucky of raptors today and we caught a marsh harrier later in the day. At the same time a lammergeiger was soaring over our station for about 5 minutes. We also have seen that migration has started and raptors are migrating along Aras valley up to the north.

It was 7 in the morning and 10 degrees in the afternoon and there was almost no wind blowing. It was sunny all day. We ringed 9 birds out of 8 species.

Today's birds are:

Long-eared owl
Marsh harrier
Chifchaff
Bluethroat
Blue tit
Stıonechat
Water pipit
Wren

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