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Revtangen BO May 13th-15th

Warm weather - few birds but more moths

The last few days we've had unusually high temperatures. Shifting breeze, mostly very light E or NE in the morning, turning to light SW-W around 10-12. Mostly sunny, but a nice cloud cover on the 13th contributed to a better catch than the following two days.

Ringed May 13th (05.30-18.30, approx. 4300 netmeter hours): Wood Pigeon 1, Common Redstart 3, Common Whitethroat 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 34, Chiffchaff 4, Common Starling 1, House Sparrow 1, Common Linnet 3, European Goldfinch 1. Total = 51. Also 10 controls. Around 55 Great Northern Divers counted on the sea around Revtangen, and a flock of 15 Whimbrel migrating north.

Ringed May 14th (06-15, netmeter hours approx. 3000): White Wagtail 1, European Robin 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Common Whitethroat 1, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 9, Pied Flycatcher 1, Common Starling 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Greenfinch 1. Total = 21. Also 4 controls, including a Sedge Warbler ringed at Lista (around 90 km to the SE). Lots of visitors today, 32 students and 2 teatchers from Sandnes VGS and 4 adults in addition.

Ringed May 15th (06-15, netmeter hours approx. 3000): White Wagtail 1, Fieldfare 1, Common Redstart 1, Common Whitethroat 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 2, Greenfinch 1, Lesser Redpoll 3. Total = 12. Also 2 controls. 7 visitors from NRK Rogaland.

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The Shears (Hada plebeja)

We've put put the Robinson traps the last two nights. Quite a few Silver Y's (Autographa gamma) have arrived on the warm southerlies, with 36 caught in two nights. Also singles of The Shears (Hada plebeja), Sweet Gale Moth (Acronicta euphorbiae, only the second record at Revtangen BO), Puss Moth (Cerula vinula) and Red Swod-grass (Xylena vetusta).