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Bearded tits + Twites

mandag 12. oktober 2020
af Christina Stinn

Amelie and I opened the nets at 6:45 AM and enjoyed an unusually clear morning sky. It was only 8 degrees this morning, but it didn’t feel that cold because there was no wind at all.

Oluf, Erik, Jørgen, and Igor joined us and lent us a hand/paw where needed. Again, we very much appreciated their help, although today was not quite as busy as the last few days. Our two new guests Britta and Lotte also came to visit us at Kabeltromlen to see what we were catching.

I was very excited when we caught some Bearded tits (Skægmejse) because I had never handled or ringed any of them before. Such beautiful birds!


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In our last round, we also caught two Twites (Bjergirisk), which look very similar to redpolls (Gråsisken) but have a yellow bill and a pink rump (less obvious in females):

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Amelie and I wanted to sew a few nets after ringing, but then the wind picked up quite a bit as we were closing the nets. However, we also had a long to-do list to complete in the afternoon, so it probably wasn’t a bad idea for us to be back at the lighthouse before 3PM.

We welcomed a new volunteer, Jeppe, to Skagen Fuglestation this afternoon. He will join us in our ringing activities over the next couple of days to learn more about birds and might return for the month of November to get some bird handling experience. He already made an excellent first impression on Amelie and me when he brought in a basket full of home-grown vegetables:

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Amelie and Jeppe are joining Henning on a guided night tour with 25 guests today. I am curious to hear all about their nighttime adventures in Grenen. You will find out tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Ringmærkning (Kabeltromlen):

Gæ­rdesmutte - Wren: 11

Jernspurv - Dunnock: 4

Rødhals - Robin: 3

Solsort – Blackbird: 3

Sangdrossel – Songthrush: 7

Vindrossel – Redwing: 2

Munk – Blackcap: 7

Gransanger - Common chiffchaff: 1

Fuglekonge - Goldcrest: 18

Sortmejse – Coal tit: 1

Blåmejse - Blue tit: 7

Bogfinke – Chaffinch: 3

Kvækerfinke - Brambling: 5

Bjergirisk – Twite: 2

Lille Gråsisken - Lesser redpoll: 3

Lille Dompap - Western European Bullfinch: 6

Gulspurv – Yellowhammer: 2

Rørspurv - Reed Bunting: 7

Skægmejse – Bearded tit: 3

Total KAB: 95


Ringmærkning (Jennes Sø):

Gæ­rdesmutte - Wren: 1

Rødhals - Robin: 1

Sangdrossel – Songthrush: 2

Fuglekonge - Goldcrest: 10

Blåmejse - Blue tit: 7

Musvit - Great tit: 1

Skovspurv - Tree sparrow: 1

Kvækerfinke - Brambling: 2

Nordlig Gråsisken – Common redpoll: 1

Lille Gråsisken - Lesser redpoll: 13

Rørspurv - Reed Bunting: 1

Total Jennes Sø: 40

Total new captures KAB + Jennes Sø: 135

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People:  Amelie Zeller, Simon S. Christiansen, Christina Stinn, Martin Grienenberger, Oluf Lou, Erik Christophersen, Jørgen Kabel & Igor, Britta & Lotte, Michael Ancher, Henning Ettrup