Revtangen BO April 9thy-30th

Mid-April was warmer than usual and very sunny with calm winds. Pleasant, but not good for catching migrants as the weather was much too nice and easterlies were scarce. Some rtinging was carried out on 13 days, but mostly only with half the nets. The best days were the 12th (31 birds) and 21st (43 birds). Towards the end of the months temperatures dropped significantly and the wind turned N-NW.

Ringed, April 9th-30th: Sparrowhawk 1, Collared Dove 1, Meadow Pipit 1, White Wagtail 3, Dunnock 2, European Robin 31, Song Thrush 3, Redwing 4, REDWING SSP. COBURNI 1, Common Blackbird 13, Fieldfare 1, RING OUZEL 1, Blackcap 18, Willow Warbler 23, Common Chiffchaff 19, Goldcrest 5, Great Tit 1, Common Starling 3, Common Magpie 1, House Sparrow 20, Tree Sparrow 6, Chaffinch 4, Brambling 11, Greenfinch 12, Common linnet 7, Lesser Redpoll 28, Mealy Redpoll 4, Yellowhammer 5. Total = 230. Also 58 controls.

Redwing ssp. coburni, a rare spring catch.