Thursday, April 9, 2009

Swallows arrived (8 April 2009)

It was warm and clear before the noon. It got cloudy and rainy in the afternoon. Today we ringed the first swallows of this season. It seems that swallow shower will start in a few days. We ringed 22 birds out of 7 species.

Today's birds are:

Chifchaff
Bluethroat
Song thrush
Savi's warbler
Kingfisher
Swallow
Moustached warbler

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Savi's warbler (7 April 2009)

Today it was rainy and cloudy around 10 degrees so that we did not have many birds at the station, but we caught the first savi's warbler of the season. We ringed 12 birds out of 6 species.

Today's birds are:

Chiffchaff
Bluethroat
Robin
Goldfinch
Redstart
Savi's warbler

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wild boar (6 April 2009)

It was a warm day around 17 degrees and there was no wind. We saw a very big wild boar when we are doing the last check. We had the second penduline tit of the season today. We ringed 20 birds out of 4 species.

Today's birds are:

Chiffchaff
Bluethroat
Song thrush
Penduline tit

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Good migration (5 April 2009)

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However we did not ring many birds today, there was a very good migration during the day. It was clear and around 13 degrees. We observed 83 common buzzards, 8 black kites, 1 steppe eagle, 1 lesser spotted eagle and 3 egyptian vultures migrating over our station. We ringed 11 birds out of 5 species today. We trapped the first wryneck of the season today.

Today's birds are:

Chiffchaff
Bluethroat
Cetti's warbler
Water rail
Wryneck

Two new species & two new volunteers (4 April 2009)

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Today it was a clear and warm day around 15 degrees. We not only had two new species but also had two new volunteers Muhammed Kekeş from Kars and Hakkı Serhat Cacekli from Istanbul. We trapped the first kingfisher of the season. The other new species was Cetti's warbler. We ringed 23 birds out of 9 species.

Today's birds are:

Chiffchaff
Bluethroat
Reed Bunting
Bearded Reedling
Great tit
Dunnock
Siberian stonechat
Cetti's warbler
Kingfisher