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Sea-watching at Grenen and Water-pipit net setting (Bjergpiber)

søndag 21. november 2021
af Amandine Doré


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Today, Robbie and me went for observations at the End of the World 3. Despite the wind and very cold weather, the sun was there and we did enjoy our sea-watching. We observed a lot of movements of Black-legged Kittiwakes (Ride), as well as auks (Common Guillemots, Lomvie and Razorbills, Alk). A lot of Snow buntings (Snespurv) were also feeding on the beach right in front of us, and we will hopefully manage to catch and ring some tomorrow.

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A Glaucous gull (Gråmåge) was seen by Knud at Grenen, and Rolf observed 4 Little Auks (Søkonge) at sea.  

We met Erik as well as Jørgen Kabel and Igor passing by. Knud also came out with his friends a bit later for a walk around Grenen, and Angela and Justine also joined us for a bit after finishing some cleaning tasks at the station.

After 2h of observation, I decided to go back home to finish the deep-cleaning of the lab, while Robbie stayed out at Kattegat bunker.

We also opened the garden nets in the late morning and caught 2 Yellowhammers (Gulspurv) and a Blue tit (Blåmejse)

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In the afternoon, we all headed again towards Grenen and set up some nets to catch, hopefully, Water pipits (Bjergpiber) tomorrow morning.

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On the way back, we carried some of the last equipment left at Kabeltromlen… We always need to be creative to fit everything on the bikes...

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This evening, we are all going out night-catching for woodcocks (Skovsneppe) or snipes…. Cold and windy weather might help us catch some birds!

Ring marking - Fyrhaven

Yellowhammer - 2

Blue Tit - 1

Total: 3

Click here to see today's observations from the DOF database of birds in Skagen

People at the station: Simon S. Christiansen, Rosalina Sø Leth-Nissen, Robbie Lawler, Angela Di Pumpo, Justine Costa, Amandine Doré, Jørgen Kabel & Igor, Erik Christopherson, Knud Pedersen