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Revtangen BO November 6th

Velvet- and Common Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks

The wind was a bit too strong in the early morning hours, but later decreased to almost nothing and a pleasant afternoon. In late afternoon the temperatures dropped enough for our ponds to freeeze over in a relatively short time, so it appears the autumns is coming to and end.... nets open 07.30-16.30, netmeter hours approx. 2800. Playback on Grey Wagtail, Bohemian Waxwing, Fieldfare and Redwing.

Ringed: Dunnock 1, European Robin 1, Common Blackbird 1, Redwing 12, Fieldfare 23, Blackcap 1, Goldcrest 1, Long-tailed Tit 7, Blue Tit 1, Common Starling 1, House Sparrow 2, Tree Sparrow 3, Chaffinch 1, Greenfinch 2, Yellowhammer 3. Total = 61. Also 17 controls. 

Observations: Quiet overhead, but still good numbers of ducks migrating aloing the coast, first of all Common Scooters at approx. 4-500/hour.

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Velvet- and Common Scoters (top) and Long-tailed Ducks migrating past Reve kai. 

Renate Berg, Espen Helgesen and Alf Tore Mjös