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Revtangen BO October 27th-28th

The nets were open continuously from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, with another owl-catching session on the night between Saturday and Sunday. The weather as pretty much the same both days. Light easterlies, clears skies and cold at night with only 1 degree in the morning. Netmeter hours during daylight approx. 7000. Playback on Redwing/Common Blackbird around dawn, Redpoll/Grey Wagtail/Fieldfare during the day.

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The first Grey-headed Woodpecker from 2018. Gråspett.

Ringed (27th-28th October combined):
LONG-EARED OWL 3, TENGMALM'S OWL 8, PYGMY OWL 1, GREY-HEADED WOODPECKER 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Grey Wagtail 6, Winter Wren 12, European Robin 6, Common Blackbird 29, Fieldfare 77, Song Thrush 8, Redwing 22, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 1, SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF 1, Goldcrest 3, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 4, Coal Tit 1, Treecreeper 1, House Sparrow 3, Tree Sparrow 12, Chaffinch 6, Greenfinch 6, European Goldfinch 2, Eurasian Siskin 2, Lesser Redpoll 18, Mealy Redpoll 153, COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 13, Yellowhammer 1. Total = 413. Also 8 controls, including a very late Willow Warbler with a ring not from Revtangen and a Mealy Redpoll with a ring from Finland.

Graasisik_holboelli_Revtangen_20181028_beh150.jpg#asset:6754A Mealy Redpoll of the peculiar long-billed morph "holboelli". Gråsisik av den langnebbede varianten "holboelli".

Haavard Husebö, Alf Tore Mjös and Morten Stokke. At least 18 adults and 3 children paid a visit during the weekend, mostly to see owls or Arctic Redpolls.

Norwegian summary of ringing results (27.-28. Oktober kombinert): HORNUGLE 3, PERLEUGLE 8, SPURVEUGLE 1, GRÅSPETT 1, flaggspett 1, vintererle 6, gjerdesmett 12, rødstrupe 6, svarttrost 29, gråtrost 77, måltrost 8, rødvingetrost 22, munk 4, gransanger 1, SIBIRGRANSANGER 1, fuglekonge 3, blåmeis 8, kjøttmeis 4, svartmeis 1, trekryper 1, gråspurv 3, pilfink 12, bokfink 6, grønnfink 6, stillits 2, grønnsisik 2, brunsisik 18, gråsisik  153, POLARSISIK 13, gulspurv 1. Total = 413. Også 8 kontroller, inkl. en veldig sein løvsanger med fremmed norsk ring og en gråsisik med finsk ring.