Friday, June 08, 2012

Data-loggers

Most of this morning's birds at the lighthouse garden were again restricted to local breeders; only a Marsh Warbler and a fat Blackcap were probably migrants. After standardised ringing, we set up a superfine net and caught some of the House Martins that are breeding on the lighthouse complex buildings; then we attached some geo-loggers. Ringing of breeding adults has shown they return year after year, so it's hoped that the birds will return next year with the loggers, which will provided information on where they've spent the winter.

Ulrik, Måns and I did the weekly count at Nabben this evening; after a rainy afternoon, it turned out to be a beautiful evening. A 2cy Little Gull was on the lagoon, as was a Spotted Redshank, while a 2cy male Common Rosefinch was singing in the golf course scrub and a rufous-morph Cuckoo (one of two seen today) showed well as it devoured a caterpillar.


All three photos phonescoped.

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