Revtangen BO September 27th - October 4th

A bit too much weather this last week. Ringing was carried out in the trapping garden each day from the 27th-1st, but the wind was too strong, mostly from the SE, for all the nets so about half the nets in use. From the 2nd-4th strong southern winds and quite a bit of rain, no ringing but the number of birds present at Revtangen included both quantity and quality.

Waders at Revtangen on October 4th, flushed by a Peregrine.

Ringed, September 27th-October 1st: Grey Wagtail 2, Winter Wren 16, Dunnock 6, European Robin 24, Redwing 2, Song Thrush 9, Garden Warbler 3, Blackcap 51, Common Whitethroat 1, Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 1, Goldcrest 5, Pied Flycatcher 1, Great Tit 1, Blue Tit 8, Tree Sparrow 12, House Sparrow 3, Chaffinch 6, Brambling 137, Greenfinch 55, Lesser Redpoll 1, European Goldfinch 1, Reed Bunting 1. Total = 352.

Grey Phalarope. Polarsvømmesnipe.

At Revtangen on October 3rd-4th impressive numbers of waders this late in autumn: Dunlin 1100, Sanderling 120, Grey Plover 130, Ruff 190, Bar-tailed Godwit 200, Common Ringed Plover 40, Red Knot 30 and smaller numbers of Turnstones, Little Stints, Curlew Sandpipers and Purple Sandpipers. To sprite things up also 1 cy Pectoral Sandpiper on the 3rd and lingering Grey Phalarope and Sabine's Gull.

Norwegian summary of ringing results, September 27th-October 1st: Vintererle 2, gjerdesmett 16, jernspurv 6, rødstrupe 24, rødvingetrost 2, måltrost 9, hagesanger 3, munk 51, tornsanger 1, gransanger 6, løvsanger 1, fuglekonge 5, svarthvit fluesnapper 1, kjøttmeis 1, blåmeis 8, pilfink 12, gråspurv 3, bokfink 6, bjørkefink 137, grønnfink 55, brunsisik 1, stillits 1, sivspurv 1. Total = 352.