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Record day for gannets, good ringing, and makeover

søndag 11. april 2021
af Michaëla Berdougo

Hi folks!

Hope your weekend went well and you are all refreshed for the week ahead :)

Today was a day without much wind which was very nice after so many windy days!
With the ground slightly frozen and a breath-taking sunrise, Daniel and Esben opened the nets for 5:45 am and got to see a migrating Marsh Harrier (Rørhøg) while doing so. As the wind was so low, they didn't have to think about which ones to open, therefore opened them all. :)
Laima and I joined for the first round. Jørgen and Igor joined us for a while, and obviously, Igor got to get a lil' snack. :)
We caught a total of 51 birds, including 3 Song Thrush (Sangdrossel) (first one ringed for me :)), a Reed Bunting (Rørspruv), and 24 Goldcrests (Fuglekonge). I spotted the second Barn Swallow (Landsvale) of the spring which was my first because I failed to see the first one, which I was super excited about!

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Laima, Daniel and Esben ringing this morning at Kabeltromlen

In the meantime, Jonas, Kristine, and Martin drove to Nordstrand to meet up with Knud at Nordstrand, which is the first time doing morning obs there for Jonas. While expecting lots more land birds, the Gannet (Sule) migration was the best ever for spring with 4.345 individuals (1.300 in the first hour!), most of them flying to West, to Scotland! They also had more than a thousand Guillemots/Razorbills (Lomvie/Alk), four Shovelers (Skeand), a Merlin (Dværgfalk), and Jonas' first Osprey (Fiskeørn) of the year. It was also Jonas' first fall from his chair, as he was looking up to a bird and fell backwards in front of 5 other birders, knocking his scope over in the fall. We are so sorry we missed the fall, but hopefully it made the birders laugh! :DKristine and Martin visited us in the ringing area for a while, before heading back to Nordstrand, and drove back to Det Grå Fyr when it started raining, while we closed nets and started making our way back. It was super nice to come back to leftover lasagnas after getting soaked on the bikes hehehe.

Kristine and Martin left shortly after with Esben, as they kindly offered to drive him back to Aalborg. It was such a pleasure to have the 3 of them with us! We will definitely miss you and hope you'll come back soon, Esben maybe early may and Kristine and Martin late April. :)?

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Incredible sketches and very nice note left by Kristine and Martin

After relaxing and/or taking a nap, Daniel studied for his exam on Wednesday and we ordered some waxed cord to make necklaces with Aporrhais pespelecani (Pelican foot); Laima entered the ringing data, went for a walk in the rain, and painted; Jonas entered observation data on DOFBasen, and I looked at accommodation opportunities in Lund for next year.

After our new guests, Marianne and Kurt, arrived after driving from Copenhagen along the coast, Daniel started making pita bread for tonight. Big day for Daniel though, as he finally managed to get a date! In his mouth, after throwing it in the air. :P

Jeppe, a former volunteer, arrived shortly after the evening meeting and will be staying with us until Wednesday.
Who is to say if we are losing our mind, or just very funny people, but because Daniel has such long eyelashes, we got him to put mascara on. Laima and I are both veeery jealous of how good he looks!

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I mean, look at those lashes! And notice the necklace. Those are the ones we will be making soon. :)

We will now have dinner, and go to bed probably very early to be ready for tomorrow!

Enjoy your evening, and speak with you soon ?

Ringing (Kabeltromlen):

Solsort 2
Sangdrossel 3
Rørspurv 1
Rødhals 10
Gransanger 5
Gærdesmutte 6
Fuglekonge 24

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Folk: Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Esben E. Hansen, Knud Pedersen, Jørgen Kabel and Igor, Marianne and Kurt, Laima Bagdonaite, Daniel Bloche, Jeppe Overgaard, Jonas Pedersen, Michaëla Berdougo

Afslapning og Jerup strand

lørdag 10. april 2021
af Jonas Pedersen

Idag var det lørdag og lørdag er jo en fin dag
Igen idag skulle der være meget vind og jeg valgte derfor for første gang at tage en morgen fri hvilket var en fremragende beslutning
Vi var nemlig så heldige at Esben, tidligere frivillig, er på besøg og han kunne hjælpe Daniel med at tage morgenobsen.
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Laima, Michaela og jeg blev altså hjemme da der var for meget vind til ringmærkning.
Esben og Daniel havde også en fin dag derude på trods af vinden. Morgenobsen gav bla Mallemukker, Rider og Skeand som vistnok er den første på grenen i år. De fik også besøg af Simon og vores kære gæster Kristine og Martin
Herhjemme stod den på natoptagelser, ringmærkningsdata og småkager.
Da morgenobsen var ovre satte Esben sig i laboratoriet og læste samtidig med at han holdte øje med whoosh-nettet i haven.
Michaela, Daniel og jeg tog med Kristine og Martin til skarvsøen for at lave vores tællinger og efterfølgende tog vi til Jerup strand. Her gik jeg med et ønske om en tidlig vadefugl eller måske en sølvhejre men det skulle ikke være. Til gengæld var der kortnæbbede gæs, gravænder og en stor flok af knortegæs. Daniel og Michaela gik amok i muslinger, konkylier og andet godt fra havet og det endte med at være en helt fin tur, tusind tak til Kristine og Martin for kørsel. Det er jo også desværre deres sidste dag i Skagen imorgen, det har været en kæmpe fornøjelse at have jer på besøg, i er utroligt passionerede og interesserede og det har været fedt at se på fugle med jer!!
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Det skulle så faktisk vise sig at det var en succes med Whoosh nettet da der var en hvid vipstjert der gik til foderet og den fik efterfølgende en fin ring på, Daniel var hårdt ramt da han ikke var hjemme til denne begivenhed på trods af at han har arbejdet med den fælde.
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Alt i alt en meget fin dag og imorgen glæder vi os til at vinden lægger sig og at der måske lige kommer en liiiiille steppehøg forbi?
 
 
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Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Esben E. Hansen, Michaëla Berdougo, Laima Bagdonaite, Daniel Bloche og Jonas Pedersen

The windiest day

fredag 9. april 2021
af Laima Bagdonaite

It‘s been windy and rainy the whole night, making it a little difficult to sleep. When Jonas and I got up to have breakfast before leaving for morning obs, it was still raining, therefore we decided to postpone leaving the station for another hour. That allowed us for more sleep, and then it was actually sunny!

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Clad in our snowsuits, we set off to world’s end 3 and began observing the sea. We stayed for 3 hours in total, and even though windy, it was not too cold (thanks to all the layers we wore!!). We had quite a nice migration of scoters (Sortand), some auks (Alkefugle), 1 arctic skua (Almindelig kjove) and a number of different birds. The way back was a little tough with all the sand being blown in our faces, but we were very lucky to observe a 2k year white-tailed eagle (Havørn) from quite close!

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My new best friend on a windy day is a snow suit

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Cold morning obs

Back at the station, Michaela and Daniel had a productive morning; Michaela was working through night recordings, and Daniel was studying for his upcoming exam. When we came back, Daniel made everyone pancakes and set off the fire alarm! Nevertheless, we then had lovely elevenses (reference to The Hobbit, and their habit at eating at 11:00 :D).

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Simon also had a nice day, he worked on more rarity committee stuff in the morning, and in the afternoon went to town to buy some bamboo sticks and a long stick for us to use at Kabeltrommlen to hang bird bags. He also got a sledgehammer, and ordered the new passerine flight identification book! Looking forward to reading it! Then he had an interview about mute swans with a newspaper.

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Daniel on the walk by the sea

The afternoon was quite chill, Jonas had the longest nap of his life which was well deserved as he’s been getting up early every morning. I also had a nap, and after that worked on fixing the last net with Daniel in the attic. Then we finished the leftover sushi, and Michaela and Daniel went out to take photos of the stormy sea. They got carried away and instead of filming the sea, started filming themselves doing hand stands! Also, congratulations to Michaela who got admitted to a master’s programme in Lund!!

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Michaela's cool headstand

After the evening meeting we played a game of bird charades which was won by Jonas! Esben arrived tonight for the weekend! No ringing was done today, and we won’t be able to ring tomorrow either, but hopefully soon the wind will go down and we can catch birds again!

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Folk: Simon S Christiansen, Daniel Bloche, Jonas Pedersen, Michaela Berdougo, Esben E. Hansen and Laima Bagdonaite

 

Caught the first Water Rail (Vandrikse) for this year

torsdag 8. april 2021
af Daniel Bloche

Finally, the wind went down, so Laima, Michaëla and Jonas went ringing at Kabeltromlen this morning. Kristine, Martin and I went observing with Knud at Worlds End 3. The observation started quite nice with a roosting Merlin (Dværgfalk). It hunted successfully a Chaffinch (Bogfinke), which it was eating quite close from us on the beach. Just when we were enjoying this interesting observation, I got a call from Laima, that they caught a Water Rail (Vandrikse) in their first round. So, we left Knud alone and went into the ringing site to see this amazing bird. Actually, it was Laimas first Water Rail to see and not only hear and for all of us volunteers the first to see in hand. It was very exciting. It´s pretty amazing to realize how long their legs are and how beautiful their colours, especially because we caught an adult bird (3k+). Just in the moment we were about to release the bird, Simon spotted a Glaucous Gull (Gråmåge) migrating North, another nice observation this morning.

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Male, adult Water Rail

Unfortunately, not many birds followed after the Water Rail. The nets kept quite empty, although we had relatively many recaptured birds. They are interesting, because we get a lot of data from recaptures. Jonas was very happy to age a Blackcap (Munk) correctly. These ones are tricky birds to age sometimes, so we had a moult session on how to age these birds yesterday. Apparently, Laimas little presentation already helped us understanding their moult better and to know for what to look in these birds. Besides that, its also noteworthy that we have new waders now. It is very nice to be in the ringing area now without getting wet feet. After the Water Rail was released, I went back to Knud helping him counting some birds. A bit later also Simon, Kristine and Martin were joining us. It turned out to be a fairly good observation morning with quite some Fulmars (Mallemuk). Also, we had one lonely Snow Bunting (Snespurv) left on the beach, while the others already left to their breeding grounds. In the afternoon Michaëla took some pictures again with the station’s camera. She got some Eiders (Ederfugle) and a Great-spotted Woodpecker (Stor Flagspætte) in front of the lens. Jonas helped us by doing some of the less fun office tasks during the afternoon. In the evening Laima made Sushi. It turned out to be amazing, and the rolling of it was also really fun. It was a very lovely dinner! Unfortunately, Kristine and Martin needed to leave for Copenhagen this afternoon, but we hope they can come back soon.

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Making Sushi

Ringing (Kabeltromlen):

Gransanger - 1
Gærdesmutte - 3
Rødhals - 1
Bogfinke - 1
Vandrikse - 1

Sum = 7

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Klik her for at se opsummeret observationer af rovfugle i Skagen

Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Knud Pedersen, Michaëla Berdougo, Laima Bagdonaite, Jonas Pedersen og Daniel Bloche

Topskarv, Mallemuk, new photolab and ageing studies.

onsdag 7. april 2021
af Michaëla Berdougo

Hi folks :)

I hope you all had a lovely first half of the week!

After a couple of windy days, we were finally able to open the nets today and activate the reed trap. Daniel and Laima went ringing, and were able to test their brand new, homemade photo lab which worked wonders! WhatsApp Image 2021 04 07 at 17.59.31 Dunnock (Jernspurv), with the really cool photolab background!

Something quite unexpected happened, and while you are all hoping for some cool bird stories, I apologise as this isn't one. It is, though, one of our many "living with Daniel" stories. For some unknown reason, Laima realised that Daniel had blood on his hands, on his waders, on his binoculars, on his jacket, and on the new photo lab. No harm here, he just had the tiniest unnoticeable cut on his little finger that resulted in more laughter than scare in the end. :)
Aside from that, they ringed 8 birds including Blackcaps (Munk) and Dunnocks (Jernspurv). They also caught an unusual-looking Great Tit (Musvit) that was very pale looking but with a lot of rusty wash. Unfortunately, it escaped from the weighing tube so we have no picture. Hoping we can catch it again to show it to you!
Laima and Daniel also witnessed a Water Rail (Vandrikse) walking right under the net... Such a shame hahaha.

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Laima, Kristine and Martin, with a Goldcrest (Fuglekonge)

In the meantime, Jonas and I went observing and Verdens Ende 3 with Kristine and Martin. The sunrise was wonderful, it was less windy than expected, and as we set up on the dune, I saw two cormorant-like birds that I pointed out to Jonas. "They're probably just Cormorants (Skarv)", I said. Jonas nearly gave up in trying to look for them. Good thing he didn't, as they were our only Shags (Topskarv) for the day! It was a great day for Gannets (Sule), and we saw a Black Guillemot (Tejst), a Black-throated Diver (Sortstrubet lom), a Northern Fulmar (Mallemuk), and a resting Merlin (Dværgfalk) right in front of us. Halfway in, our guests went to see the ringing and were super grateful to see birds up close! They came back for the last 10 minutes of observations and we then looked for the Great grey Shrike (Stor tornskade).

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Jonas, Kristine and Martin, looking for the Great grey Shrike (Stor tornskade)

Laima and Daniel opened nets in the garden and set the whoosh net up in the hope of catching Magpies (Husskade), without success yet. Simon, who had lots of meeting today, was very sad that he wasn't able to come out with any of us.
After having had some lunch, our guests, Kristine and Martin, went shopping and went to the new harbour to try and see the Glaucous Gull (Gråmåge), some of us took a nap, Daniel studied for his marine mammal exam for next week, and Laima finished working on her presentation on ageing Blackcaps (Munk) and Dunnocks (Jernspurv) that she gave us at 3 pm. Blackcaps are actually harder to age than I imagined!

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Laima teaching us about Blackcap (Munk) ageing

Kristine and Martin are now preparing us a curry that already smells incredible, and we will probably all fall asleep soon after.

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White wagtail (Hvid vipstjert) feeding, on the way back from observation this morning

Wishing you all a good night, and talk to you soon! ?

Ringing (Kabeltromlen):

Musvit - 1
Rødhals - 1
Jernspurv - 2
Gærdesmutte - 1
Bogfinke - 1
Gransanger - 1
Fuglekonge - 1

Sum = 8

 
Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Daniel Bloche, Laima Bagdonaite, Jonas Pedersen, and Michaëla Berdougo

Suler, Stor tornskade, Skarver og andre lækkerier

tirsdag 6. april 2021
af Jonas Pedersen

Så er påsken forbi, og som vi mærkede igår er kulden kommet. Igen idag var det koldt og blæsende, Michaela og jeg tog ud for at tælle morgentrækket og vores kære gæster tog med. Grundet den stærke vind forblev nettene lukket og Daniel og Laima sov længe. Morgenen var lidt mærkelig, i og med at der næsten ingen mærkværdige fugle var. Men til gengæld havde vi nogle fine tal. Første time gav rigtig mange suler og senere på morgenen kom et pludseligt ryk af rødstrubede lommer, formentlig fugle der blev skræmt op af et stort containerskib. Det blev også til lidt rider og på gåturen hjem havde vi en fin stor tornskade der rastede omkring sardinkrattet, Michaela tog senere på dagen ud for at fotografere den. 
Great grey shrike

Vores gæster, Kristine og Martin gik fra verdens ende 1 til nordstrand og de havde bla, Spurvehøg, tårnfalk, fjeldvåge og de fine ynglende traner. Derhjemme fik Daniel læst op til sin eksamen og han siger selv at han var meget produktiv her til morgen, dog fik han ikke klaret alt han ville. Til gengæld fik han lavet en fin citrontærte og han lagde et æg ud i haven, i håb om at lokke nogle husskader til. Laima, fik også sovet godt og lavede nogle dejlige bagels til når Michaela og jeg kom hjem. Udover det blev der gået en lille tur hvor der også blev taget billeder af sortstrubet bynkefugl og hun arbejde lidt på en kommende præsentation med aldersbestemmelse af nogle fugle i hånden.
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Senere tog vi med Kristine og Martin ud til Skarvsøen for at tælle skarverne og vi gik derfra og hjem. Eftermiddagen blev brugt på at lege med Aslan, Kristinas hund og selvfølgelig på at lave aftensmad, dofbasen osv.
Alt i alt en fin dag og vi glæder os til imorgen!
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(Der var tid til lidt løjer på turen hjem fra skarvsøen)

 
Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Michaela Berdougo, Daniel Bloche, Laima Bagdonaite og Jonas Pedersen

Snowy april's day

mandag 5. april 2021
af Laima Bagdonaite

It was a very windy morning, but Jonas and Daniel got up early and braved the weather to go for the sea observation. They met up with Henrik and Nicole, and our new guests Kristine and Martin but, unfortunately, it was not so eventful. They did have some 30ish kittiwakes (Ride), a nice Peregrine falcon (Vandrefalk), but apart from that it was just freezing cold, so they headed back after 3 hours of observations.

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Back at the station, Michaela and I got to sleep in a little. I went for a quick walk by the sea but soon realized it was too windy to keep walking. Then we worked on our laptops – Michaela was going through last week’s night recordings (link at the bottom of the blog post), and I was preparing a presentation on Dunnock (Jernspurv) ageing.

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When the guys returned, I made pancakes and we all had a nice breakfast with lots of maple syrup, Nutella and peanut butter (sugar overdose!!!). Henrik and Nicole came by to say goodbyes! Thanks for your company here, and hope to see you soon again! Simon had some time off, therefore he … worked on rarity committee stuff, which he's been a part of for almost 10 years now! Then he also planned new activities for children and parents, and otherwise hasn’t seen any birds.

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After we finished our weekly food shopping list, we went into town in Simon’s newly cleaned car (and this time made sure not to put sand all over the seats as we usually do..) for some grocery shopping. We always feel like we’re buying too much, but it never is! We also got some stuff for the outdoor photolab which we will work on tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll soon be able to take nicer photos of birds in hand for documentation and ageing purposes! Exhausted after shopping we had lunch at the station, and took well deserved naps.

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Kristine and Martin who arrived yesterday had quite a nice morning, with a lovely walk to Vardens ende, where they had nice observations of many gannets (Sule). Then they were watching birds from outside the station with more shelter from the wind. They saw some red-throated divers (Rødstrubet lom), and even more gannets! Then they went for a walk and saw smaller passerines, a jacksnipe (Enkeltbekkasin), some raptors (Rovfugle). They also went to Hulsig and spent some time on the highest dune, but didn’t see that many birds!Then we all had dinner made by Jonas!

It was a weird weather day, lots of sun, wind, hail and even snow! Looking forward to less windy days, so we can open the nets and ring again!

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Click here for the list of nightrecorded birds from April 2nd!  

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Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Henrik Böhmer, Nicole Böhmer, Kristine Rasmussen, Martin Bjerre Nielsen, Michaela Berdougo, Jonas Pedersen, Daniel Bloche, og Laima Bagdonaite. 

Lovely Observation Morning and a new net lane

søndag 4. april 2021
af Daniel Bloche

After the amazing observations of Orcas and great birds yesterday, the expectations of most our observers were quite high today. Of course, they couldn´t get satisfied by “just” seeing a migrating Glaucous Gull (Gråmåge) and close raptors, like Hen Harrier (Blå Kærhøg), Peregrine Falcon (Vandrefalke), Merlin (Dærgfalke), Red Kites (Rød Glente), Common Buzzards (Musvåge) or Rough-legged Buzzards (Fjeldvåge) in beautiful light. While Mikkel, Jonas, Henrik and Nicole were disappointed from the morning observations, Laima and I really enjoyed the time up at Worlds End One. It was our first Glaucous Gull and also a really good observation to see it migrating. See our Instagram post for some more pictures!

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Morning Observation from Worlds End One

I left earlier from the observation, because I helped Michaela cutting two new net lanes in our ringing site at Kabeltromlen. It was very successful, we managed to finish these two net lanes and also cut a small shortcut though the dunes. The next times we will be able to put up more nets and have faster rounds to walk, which is really nice. Also, to cut of the shrubs was actually quite fun.

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Michaela cutting free a net lane

Unfortunately, Mikkel left today to spend some time with a friend in North Jutland before he goes back to Copenhagen studying for his exam. However, he left with a new nickname: after showing high motivation spotting Stock Doves (Huldue) in flocks of Wood Pigeons (Ringdue) he got the name Pigeon Boy (Duedreng).

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The Pigeon Boy (Duedreng)

Jonas had an exciting noon: During the last bit of the morning observation he got a phone call to go to Nordstrand were he was interviewed about the Orca observation yesterday. Simon is a bit disappointed that he missed the Orcas here in Skagen again. He was spending the Easter-weekend with his family at his summerhouse. While we needed to keep the nets closed, due to the strong wind up in the dunes, Michael was able to ring some birds at Jenne Sø. Among others this beautiful male Siskin (Grønsisken).

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Siskin (Grønsisken)

Ringmærkning (Jennes sø):

Gransanger – 4

Fuglekonge – 2

Rødhals – 1

Bogfinke – 2

Lille Gråsisken – 3

Grønsisken – 1

Sum: 13

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Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Michael Ancher, Henrik Böhmer, Nicole Böhmer, Michaela Berdougo, Laima Bagdonaite, Jonas Pedersen, Mikkel Friborg Mortensen og Daniel Bloche.

Havets ulve og himlens konge

lørdag 3. april 2021
af Mikkel Friborg Mortensen

Hej alle sammen, i dag har været en fantastisk dag! 

Vi startede som altid tidligt, med Jonas, Daniel og Michaela ude og åbne net en time før solopgang og Mikkel ude og observere sammen med Henrik Böhmer og hans kone Nicole Böhmer omkring solopgang. Laima havde morgenen fri om kunne sove længe.

Det blæste en del i morges, men der var gang i finketrækket idag. Desværre var der ikke mange fugle i nettene, så der blev lavet lidt forskellige øvelser af de frivillige sådan at de kunne holde sig varme imens at de ventede.

Finkerne betød at vi var så heldige ude på træktællingen at finde et hvidvinget korsnæb, som Henrik hørte på kaldet, fik optaget og derefter bestemt ved spektogram:

Hvidvinget korsnaeb spektrogram

(Fotoet viser lydoptagelsen af et hvidvinget korsnæb fra www.xenocanto.com, øverst, og vores optagelse af hvidvinget korsnæb, nederst, frekvensen og længden af den "runde lydfil" viser at det er hvidvinget korsnæb) Mega fedt! 

For at det ikke skulle være vildt nok så kom dagens store overraskelse og fantastiske observation, da 6-7 Spækhuggere i flere timer svømmede rundt og jagede fiskstimer tæt på kysten fra ca. kl. 9:30, først fra Norstranden, så hen forbi Grenen og tilbage mod Nordstranden igen (foto)

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Billedet er taget af Erik Christophersen i dag på Nordstranden. Det han har fanget på billedet er en af de 6-7 spækhuggere som man kunne være så heldig at se rimelig tæt på kysten i dag i Skagen og det er ikke hvilken som helst, det er nemlig den store han som virkelig skilte sig ud fra de andre med en rygfinne ca. 1-1,5m høj og halvt så bred! Et fantastisk flot dyr og super spændende at se både han, hunner og en mulig unge på samme tid! 

Næsten alle frivillige fik set de flotte dyr, Jonas, Daniel og Michaela skyndte sig og på cyklerne og cyklede mod Nordstranden så snart meldingen kom (Jonas nåede endda ikke at tage Wadersne af, det fortrød han lidt senere..) De så dem heldigvis rigtig fint! Der mødte de Knud Pedersen og var også så heldige at Jørgen og Agnete Kabel og deres hund Igor  som også var på Nordstranden for at se spækhuggere, så fik de også lige hilst på dem. Jeg selv valgte at blive på Grenen med Henrik og Nicole og blev også belønnet med det fantastike syn af spækhuggerne! IMG 8506

(Sådan ser man ud når man lige har set Spækhuggere!)

Efterfølglende tog Jonas, Daniel og Michaela til Skarvsøen for at tæælle ynglefugle og reder, der var kommet flere skarver og flere reder var besat siden vi sidst var der, for bare to dage siden! De fandt også en Hugorm (foto)P4032907

Som der virkelig er begyndte at komme flere og flere af ude i klitterne! Mega fedt! 

Ude på trækobsen, som var blevet forhindret lidt i en times tid pga. de spændende Spækhuggere, havde vejret virkelig begyndt at være forårsvejr der lugtede lidt af sommer! Et par rovfugle, bl.a. en adult fjeldvåge havde besluttet sig for at trække ud over Grenen. Derfor besluttede Henrik, Nicole og jeg at tage til Flagbakken i håb om at der ville trække rovfugle forbi. Jonas ville gerne med, så efter træktællingne var slut kørte vi afsted! 

Det viste sig at være en helt igennem god ide! Der trak nemlig over 100 spurvehøge, 13 Røde glenter, 3 Vandrefalke og eftermiddagens helt store hit en 2k Kongeørn forbi! (foto)168785012 152579463445956 1646482946816250932 nSå alt i alt en fantastisk Forårsdag i start April! 

Tilbage på stationen satte Daniel, Michaela og Laima nettene op i haven og lå og hyggede i solen. Der gik ikke længe før de havde en fugl i nettet, sørme om det ikke var det samme Topmejse de selv havde ringmærket få dage forinden ude ved kabeltromlen?! Vildt! (foto)IMG 8521

Derefter spiste vi aftensmad med Henrik og Nicole og snakkede om alle de fede naturoplevelser i dag! I morgne tager vi alle på trækobs. sammen i morgen tidlig og håber at vi kan få bare en halvt så god dag som i dagen i dag (det bliver nok svært!) Men der sker nok noget spændende, det gør der tit heroppe! Tak for i dag. 

Klik her for at se dagens observationer indtastet i Dofbasen af observatører i området

Klik her for at se opsummeret observationer af rovfugle i Skagen


Folk: Simon S. Christiansen, Henrik Böhmer, Nicole Böhmer, Daniel Bloche, Michaela Berdougo, Laima Bagdonaite, Jonas Pedersen, Knud Pedersen, Erik Christophersen, Jørgen Kabel, Agnete Kabel, Igor og Mikkel Friborg Mortensen.

Ringmærkning (Kabeltromlen):

Gærdesmutte 1

Blåmejse 1

Ringmærkning (Jennes sø):

Blåmejse 1

Musvit 3

Gransanger 3

Fuglekonge 2

Gærdesmutte 1

Solsort 1

Nordlig gråsisken 1

Lille gråsisken 5

Ringmærkning (Nordstjernevej):

Blåmejse 2

Musvit 6

Skovspurv 1

Bogfinke 2

Grønirisk 1

 

Endnu en dag, endnu en fed art i hånden

fredag 2. april 2021
af Jonas Pedersen
Dagen startede tidligt da vi skulle op og åbne nettene. Laima, Michaela og jeg tog ud efter en lille morgenmad, det blæste en smule så vi lukkede nogle få af nettene hen ad dagen, men for det meste var de åbne. Nettene skulle vise sig at give godt idag, okay med antal og nogle fine arter.
rorsp
(Denne fine rørspurv han var en af fuglene der fik en ring på)

Mikkel tog ud for at tælle træk med Henrik og Nicole og de havde en okay morgen med bla. Tejst, Almindelig kjove, Tyrkerdue og andre blandede godter. Udover det blev der spist nogle gode småkager på klitten.
Daniel kunne sove længe og tog senere ud og sluttede sig til ringmærkningen, faktisk kom han lige i tide til en meget uventet men dejlig art. Nemlig topmejse som vi fangede i nogle af de yderste net. Det er en utroligt smuk fugl og noget helt særligt at have i hånden. Udover det stod dagen på flere mejser, gærdesmutter og nogle jernspurve. Da nettene stoppede med at give fugle vendte vi til "nedrulning af bakke" for at underholde os selv.
topmejse
(Dagens perle)
Mikkel kom til kabeltromlen efter dagens obs og vi tog sammen hjem derfra. 

Derhjemme stod den først på middagsmad, derefter på en god lur også selvfølgelig på rengøring. 
 
Daniel lavede en fremragende risret med nogle fortune cookies til. Så er vi alle mere forberedte til morgendagens oplevelser
danielmedhaj
 (Hajen kom heldigvis ikke med i maden)
 
Michael Ancher har også haft en god dag med bla 7 gråsiskener fordelt på begge arter.
 
Ringmærkning: (Kabeltromlen)
Gærdesmutte 8
Jernspurv 5
Rødhals 5
Solsort 1
Gransanger 1
Fuglekonge 3
Topmejse 1
Blåmejse 8
Musvit 1
Rørspurv 1
Sum: 34
 
Ringmærkning: (Nordstjernevej)
Gærdesmutte 2
Rødhals 3
Musvit 5
Bogfinke 2
Sum: 12
 
Ringmærkning: (Jennes sø)
Gærdesmutte 2
Gransanger 2
Fuglekonge 3
Musvit 1
Nordlig gråsisken 4
Lille gråsisken 3
 
 
 
Folk: Simon S Christiansen, Michael Ancher, Daniel Bloche, Mikkel Friborg Mortensen, Henrik og Nicole Böhmer, Michaela Berdougo, Laima Bagdonaite og Jonas Pedersen  

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