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Revtangen BO November 17th

As incredible as it sounds - there was very nice, calm weather this weekend! Put up most of the nets from around 08-12, netmeter hours approx. 1200. Playback on Yellowhammer and Redpoll.

Ringed: Winter Wren 3, Common Blackbird 5, Redwing 3 (including one coburni), Blue Tit 3, Willow Tit 1, House Sparrow 1, Greenfinch 1, Mealy Redpoll 44, COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 6, Lesser Redpoll 1, Yellowhammer 7. Total = 75.

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With a winglength of 127 mm and a weight of 82 grams this Redwing was actually quite a bit larger than the smallest Common Blackbird trapped today. The size combined with a quite dark plumage with a lot of olive tone to it revealed our first Redwing of the western subspecies T.i.coburni this season.

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Compare the undertail coverts on the "normal" Redwing with the undertail coverts of the coburni Redwing.
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An interesting Coues's Arctic Redpoll trapped today. A few of the exilipes ssp. can show a deep orange face similar to what is commonly found in the nominate ssp. from Greenland and arctic Canada.

Norwegian summary of ringing results:

Ringed: Gjerdesmett 3, svarttrost 5, rødvingetrost 3 (inkl. 1 coburni), blåmeis 3, granmeis 1, gråspurv 1, grønnfink 1, gråsisik 44, POLARSISIK 6, brunsisik 1, gulspurv 7. Total = 75.

Alf Tore Mjøs