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Little gem from the sea

lørdag 24. oktober 2020
af Martin Grienenberger


Hygge morning at the Kabbeltromlen, with a small team composed of Amelie, Christina and me. It’s been more than 2 weeks that we didn’t ring all the three of us together ! Simon joined us for half an hour before another meeting day for him. Jørgen and Igor came by and stayed the whole morning, as well as Erik, who went also for a walk around Grenen.


We had a slow but nice morning but a few birds, including quite a few Bullfinches (Dompap). We then had plenty of time to ring them and take time to look at ageing characters. The highlights from today are those 3 beautiful Bearded Tits (Skægmejse) or this unexpected but very welcome Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk Gransanger).


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Fieldfare - Sjagger

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Bearded Tits - Skaegmejse


Meadow Pipit - Engpiber (c) Jørgen Kabel


Siberian Chiffchaff - Sibirisk Gransanger (c) Jørgen Kabel

Chris joined Knud at World’s End 3 for his first migration counting here. He enjoyed a few lifers and great views at a Great Northern Diver (Islom). As he said, 4 hours spent counting just fly really fast and are worth fetting cold feet ! His highlights from this morning are Black Guillemot.


Aurora stayed at the lighthouse since she still had some work for her PhD applications.


A Little Auk (Søkonge) added some excitement to our afternoon. Anders Bojesen found it near a sand duneand brought it to our station. It had a small wound on its neck from being attacked. It was still feisty and after examining it quickly we released it back into the sea and it swam off. Hopefully this adorable little thing will be ok.

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Ringmærkning (Kabeltromlen)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Stor Flagspætte) – 1
Blue Tit (Blamejse) – 10
Great Tit (Musvit) – 5
Bearded Tit (Skaegmejse) – 3
Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk Gransanger) – 1
Blackcap (Munk) – 2
Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) – 1
Wren (Gaerdesmutte) – 1
Robin (Rodhals) – 4
Redwing (Vingdrossel) – 1
Fieldfare (Sjagger) – 1
Meadow Pipit (Engpiber) – 1
Bullfinch (Dompap) – 15
Reed Bunting (Rorspurv) - 3

Total: 49


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People: Aurora Gonzalo-Tarodo, Chris Ketola, Martin Grienenberger, Knud Pedersen, Amelie Zeller, Simon S. Christiansen, Jørgen Kabel, Erik Christophersen