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Revtangen BO September 21st

Angle Shades

A day much like yesterday, poor conditions for ringing but we gave it a try because of a visiting school class. The wind turned SE and increased to 10-12 m/s, a few light rainshowers. Only those nets most protected from the wind was in use 07-15. Netmeter hours approx. 1200. Playback on Garden Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler during the night, and Meadow Pipit for a few hours in late morning.

Ringed: Meadow Pipit 10, European Robin 1, Redwing 1, Song Thrush 1, Reed Warbler 1, Garden Warbler 2, Greenfinch 1. Total = 17. Also 6 controls.

Observations: Yellow-browed Warbler 1 in the garden.

We put out 2 Robinson Traps, and despite rather poor weather we got a nice selection og late autumn moths, 15 species including 10 Dark Sward-grass and

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Dark Sword-grass, consideret a migrant species. 10 last night was a very good catch of this species. Langvingejordfly.

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Red Sword-grass, a scarce species that winters as an adult. Svartkantkvistfly.

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Angle Shades, quite common in late autumn. Taggvingefly.

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Frosted Orange, a true Revtangen speciality. This is the 16th individual recorded in Western Norway, and the 15th at Revtangen! Tistelstengelfly.


Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. We had a visit from 20 students and 1 teacher from Sandnes VGS.