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Stormy skies outside, hygge activities inside

mandag 16. november 2020
af Christina Stinn

This morning we woke up to the windows rattling in their frames – it was far too windy to go ringing. With the wind coming from the south, it was not even possible to ring in the Lighthouse garden. So, we prepared for a day spent working inside.

Amelie and Jeppe sewed a mist net in a very bad condition. This is the last net we have here, which is why the plan tomorrow is to get more nets in from Kabeltromlen. With so few birds migrating now, we are starting to wrap up our ringing activities in Grenen, prepare the station for winter, and get ready for the next ringing season in the spring.

IMG 3571Martin went to World’s End to count migratory seabirds. The numbers of migratory birds continue to decrease for him as well, although he was quite busy counting during the first hour. The sun came out and provided excellent light qualities. The common species appeared in good numbers in the strong winds, and Martin even saw a Barn swallow (Landsvale) gliding elegantly through the frothing waves.

I spent all day finishing the nocturnal migration movie. We will upload it on Youtube tomorrow and share it in the Facebook group, so make sure that you keep an eye on our social media channels!

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This afternoon, the four of us went for a swim in the sea. The water is definitely starting to get colder now! The waves were quite turbulent in the wind.

After our hot showers, we played another round of Wingspan – it is truly an addictive game! We are having a lot of fun with it. We have even joined the Wingspan Facebook group with over 13,000 other bird nerds who take this game as seriously as we do.


As I’m writing this article, Martin is preparing a delicious pasta dinner for us. It is always nice to have a warm meal together at the end of the day – it’s just hygge.

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People: Jeppe Overgaard, Knud Pedersen, Amelie Zeller, Martin Grienenberger, Simon S. Christiansen, Christina Stinn