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Revtangen BO April 14th

Almost no wind from dawn til around 10, when the wind picked up from the south. Very quiet in the trapping area. Nets open 06-13, netmeter hours approx. 2200. 

Ringed: Meadow Pipit 1, European robin 1, Common Blackbird 1, Chiffchaff 4, Goldcrest 3, Chaffinch 1, Brambling 1, Common Linnet 1, Yellowhammer 1. Total = 14. 

Ringmerket: Heipiplerke 1, rødstrupe 1, svarttrost 1, gransanger 4, fuglekonge 3, bokfink 1, bjørkefink 1, tornirisk 1, gulspurv 1. Total = 14. 

No wind in the early hours was an opportunity to count Great Northern Loons. This species seems to concentrate along this stretch of coastline in April, or are they just becoming more visible in spring compared to during the winter? From 3 counting spots near the Bird Observatory (Reve kai, Revtangen and Vik) we counted a mimimum of 116 Great Northern Divers, the largest flock numbering 20 birds. 

Other observations:

Reve kai: Pied Wagtail 1, Razorbill 7, Black Guillemot 11, Common Sandpiper 1. 

Revtangen: Red-throated Loon 9, Common Scoter 140, Common Guillemot 1, Black Guillemot 28, Barn Swallow 3. 

Vik: Red-necked Grebe 1, Shelduck 6, Bar-tailed Godwit 1. 

Håvard Husebø og Alf Tore Mjøs