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Revtangen BO September 13th

Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago), a Revtangen speciality

Unusually high temperatures for September at the moment, we had around 17 degrees through the night rising to well above 22 in the middle of the day. Nets open 06-17.30, netmeter hours approx. 3500. Playback on Garden Warbler, European Robin, Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warbler through the night, Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit and Grey wagtail during the day. 

Ringed: Sparrowhawk 2, Collared Dove 2, Tree Pipit 3, Meadow Pipit 17, Grey Wagtail 2, Dunnock 1, European Robin 3, Northern Wheatear 2 (1 leucorhoa), Redwing 1, Song Thrush 1, Garden Warbler 2, Blackcap 8, Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 7, Yellow-browed Warbler 1 (first this season), Coal Tit 1, House Sparrow 8, Tree Sparrow 8, Chaffinch 5, Greenfinch 8, Lesser Redpoll 1, Reed Bunting 1. Total = 85. Also 4 controls.

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The highlight in the robinson traps this morning was no doubt the Scarce Bordered Straw (Helicoverpa armigera), probably the first record in Norway since the invasion in 2006.

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Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago), a Revtangen speciality.


Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. We also had a visit from 26 studens and one teacher from Godalen Skole.