Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A poor day for birds (16 March 2009)

Although first day of the ringing started very well, today (16 March 2009) was very poor for the birds due to very cold weather. It snowed in the morning and melted until noon. Our team could only ring 8 birds out of 6 species in total today. We carry out our ringing activities with the help of volunteer students from Kafkas University. Their names are Mehmet Yılmaz, Ulvi Dardoğan and Mustafa Örki. A fox hanging around the nets was seen in the morning by Sedat. We hope that he does not get used to fast food on the nets. We will keep an eye on him.

Today's birds are:

Blue tit
Isabelline whetear
Song thrush