Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hooded Crow saves the day

This morning was, to put it bluntly, dismal. It started off with strong winds that only stopped when the rain arrived... We caught five birds in the lighthouse garden (three new: an Icterine Warbler, a Spotted Flycatcher, and a Marsh Warbler; and two retraps: an Icterine Warbler and a Garden Warbler).

After the rain had cleared in the afternoon, I went to take a walk in the woods. I hadn't got further than 30 m from the station when I found this chap, tame(/stupid) enough to let me walk up to it and pick it up.

It was promptly ringed and returned to its perch, becoming only the 8th Hooded Crow to be ringed at Falsterbo since 1980!

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