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Revtangen BO September 15th

Peregrine Falcon caught in the large nets

The heatwave continues, another night with almost no wind and 18 degrees gave way to another sunny and very warm day. The wind remained SE for a little longer today, but trapping was slow as soon the sun appeared. Playback much as yesterday, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler through the night and Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff by day. Nets open 06-15, netmeter hours approx. 2900. 

Ringed: Sparrowhawk 1, Peregrine Falcon 1, Tree Pipit 1, Meadow Pipit 10, Winter Wren 1, Dunnock 3, Northern Wheatear 1 (leucorhoa), European Robin 5, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 1, Garden Warbler 12, Blackcap 17, Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 11, Goldcrest 1, Great Tit 2, Blue Tit 6, Eurasian Treecreeper 1 (first this season), Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 5, Brambling 2, Greenfinch 9, Lesser Redpoll 3. Total = 96. Also 5 controls.

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1 cy Peregrine Falcon caught in the large nets by the pools. Only the 3rd ever ringed at the bird observatory. 

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This Hawk Owl used our net poles at hunting posts during the night, enough lit up by the Robinson traps for the autofocus to work! It disappeared around dawn. Haukugle.


Once again the Robinson traps produced some interesting species:

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Two stunning specimens of Merveille du Jour (Griposia aprilina) was a new species for Revtangen BO. Grønt eikefly.

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Another Scarce Bordered Straw caught today. Pestfagerfly.

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Western Conifer Seed-bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis), probably only the 3rd Norwegian record of this invasive species introduced to Europe from North America.


Haavard Husebïo, Alf Tore Mjøs and Njaal Sölvberg. 8 visitors, including a group of 6 from Möllehagen Skolesenter.