Saturday, May 2, 2009

Best day ever: Red-backed shrikes arrived (29 April 2009)

Today was a maginificient day of ringing because we had the most numbers of the birds since we started at Aras station this season. We ringed 99 birds out 18 species. First red-backed shrikes of the season arrived at the station and unfortunately they already killed two birds in the net, too.

Today's birds are:

Great reed warbler
Blackcap
Willow warbler
Semi-collared flycatcher
Swallow
Chiffchaff
Thrush nightingale
Cetti's warbler
Savi's warbler
Lesser whitethroat
Sedge warbler
Yellow wagtail
Reed warbler
Nightingale
Whitethroat
Barred warbler
Grasshopper warbler
Red-backed shrike

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