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Revtangen BO May 30th-June 1st

Continued heatwave

The hot weather continues, with light easterlies in the morning turning SW or NW. Very warm, and few birds are stopping in the trapping area. Only 36 new birds in total these 3 days. The highlight was another two Marsh Warblers on the 30th.

May 30th: Nets open 06-20, netmeter hours approx. 4600. Ringed: Tree Pipit 1 (first this season), Meadow Pipit 1, Redstart 1, Fieldfare 3, Sedge Warbler 2, MARSH WARBLER 2, Garden Warbler 1, Common Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 1, Pied Flycatcher 1, Common Starling 1. Total = 19. Also 4 controls. The moth traps produced 32 species.

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Small Clouded Brindle (Apamea unanimis) is already on the wing. Rørengfly. 

May 31st: Nets open 05.30-11.30, netmeter hours approx. 2000. Ringed: Fieldfare 1, Common Blackbird 1, Redwing 1, Willow Warbler 2, Pied Flycatcher 1, Lesser Redpoll 1. Total = 9.The moth traps produced 36 species, including our first ever record of Honeysucle Bell (Eucosmomorpha albersana)

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Honeysucle Bell (Eucosmomorpha albersana). Vivendelvikler.

June 1st: Nets open 06.45-14, netmeter hours approx. 2500. Ringed: Fieldfare 2, Sedge Warbler 3, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 2. Total = 8.The moth traps produced no less than 52 species, a very high number this early in the season. Among them our first ever Common Tortrix (Capua vulgana).