Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 7 - Raptor migration!

Today is the 23th day. 18 species out of 30 birds in total were ringed. Bird activities around the station resumed. The number of birds caught is all right. Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) was today's favorite bird. It was the second of this season.

On the other hand, raptor migration over the station is also picking up. In the morning, we recorded 46 Black Kite (Milvus migrans) in the river coast which probably had been roosting on the coast of Aras River.

Good birding...:)

Today's birds were:

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

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