Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Scops Owl (13 April 2009)

It was warm all day and we had the first scops owl of this season. We had a barbecue party in the afternoon because our volunteer Serhat Cacekli would be leaving in the following day. We observed the osprey flying over the ponds again. Our carcass worked out today and we saw three black vultures soaring over it. We ringed 25 birds out of 11 species. Our two new volunteers from Kafkas University Biology Department joined us today. Their names are Fatih Mahmudoğlu and Tuğçe Kara. They are very experienced about the work done in Aras station because they participated in our project more than a month last spring.

Today's birds are:

Chiffchaff
Bluethroat
Cetti's warbler
Pendilune tit
Song thrush
Willow warbler
Robin
Siberian stonechat
Little whitethroat
Sedge Warbler

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