Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 14 - Raptor’s Day!

Today is the 30th day. 11 species out of 17 birds in total were ringed. Nothing new.
But, Today was a fantastic day for raptors. Afternoon around 3pm, a huge flock of raptors mainly more than 250 Black Kite (Milvus migrans), 4 Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginesus), 2 Montagu‘s Harrier (Circus pygargus) and a Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo Rufinus) were soaring over the station . They spent at least an hour over the station and probably roosted close to our station.

Good birding…:)

Today’s birds were:

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)


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