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Revtangen BO 1st week of October

The first week of October should be peak migration time at Revtangen BO, but this year migration seems a little "slower" than usual, with very few tits on the move and most other species also occurring in lower numbers than usual. It has been cold in Scandinavia the past couple of weeks, with snow falling quite low in the eastern parts, perhaps this has had an impact on the movement patterns? We've ringed half a day on the 2nd and full days on 3rd-7th, but we've only ringed 589 birds in total the past week. The wind was mainly in the E to SE, at times a bit too strong and at times too sunny for efficient trapping.

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This Jack Snipe became the 10th wader species caught by the observatory artificial pools. Kvartbekkasin.


Ringing totals, October 2nd-7th: COMMON KESTREL 1, JACK SNIPE 1, Long-eared Owl 1, Tengmalm's Owl 4, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Grey Wagtail 16, Winter Wren 41, European Robin 27, Common Redstart 3, Common Blackbird 26, Fieldfare 1, Song Thrush 37, Redwing 91, Blackcap 24, Chiffchaff 29, SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF 2, Goldcrest 41, Blue Tit 50, Great Tit 10, Common Starling 2, House Sparrow 6, Tree Sparrow 10, Chaffinch 4, Brambling 105, Greenfinch 36, Goldfinch 2, Eurasian Siskin 2, Common Linnet 2, Lesser Redpoll 1, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 6. Total = 589. Also 19 controls.

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This Tengmalm's Owl looks a little sceptical....4 were caugh on playback on two nights on the 5th-7th. Perleugle.

Norwegian summary of ringing results, October 2nd-7th:

TÅRNFALK 1, KVARTBEKKASIN 1, hornugle 1, perleugle 4, dvergspett 1, heipiplerke 1, vintererle 16, gjerdesmett 41, rødstrupe 27, rødstjert 3, svarttrost 26, gråtrost 1, måltrost 37, rødvingetrost 91, munk 24, gransanger 29, SIBIRGRANSANGER 2, fuglekonge 41, blåmeis 50, kjøttmeis 10, stær 2, gråspurv 6, pilfink 10, bokfink 4, bjørkefink 105, grønnfink 36, stillits 2, grønnsisik 2, tornirisk 2, brunsisik 1, gulspurv 2, sivspurv 6. Total = 589. Også 19 kontroller.