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The sun comes out

tirsdag 12. september 2023
af Simon Kiesé

After a few foggy days, we were all hoping that the sun would come out again. And today it did. When Hayley and I cycled to Kabeltromlen early in the morning to put out the nets, there were still a few raindrops in the sky. When Michael joined us it quickly got better and when Rebecca and Antonia joined us the sun came out. The birds don't seem to have had much desire to migrate last night, but at least a few Dunnocks (Jernspurv) have now arrived. All in all, it was again a great experience to carry a lot of responsibility and the ringing worked out great. Besides, we were delighted by some birds that flew overhead. Among them were two Grey Wagtails and some Common Crossbills. Then a troop of 30 Brent Goose (Knoregås) came through. Most were Pale-bellied (ssp. Hrota), but I could also spot two dark-bellied (ssp. Bernicla) at a glance. Communication with Gustav, who was now at World's End 3, worked great and so we were able to prepare him early for the incoming goose party.


Gustav also enjoyed the better weather, as there were finally a few more birds to count. For example, there were Teals (Krikand) and Wigeons (Pibeand). But when the sun became too strong, the bird migration decreased and it became boring. But then Gustav spotted two Arctic Skuas, which were just the right medicine against boredom. It quickly informed us and so we could see the birds from Kabeltromlen.

After the morning activities I deserved a shower. Afterwards Hayley and Antonia did the cormorant count at the harbour. There was not much going on and the count was boring. The AIDA ship in the harbour meant that only a few cormorants were resting. At least there were Wheatears (Stenpikker) to see. Meanwhile, Gustav went shopping and prepared dinner for the guests and us. I listened to some music and enjoyed the sun at World's End. The weather was now wonderful and I could see a Merlin (Dværgfalk) and an Arctic Skua (Almindelig Kjove).


Ringing (Kabeltromlekrattet):

Chiffchaff (Gransanger) - 6

Dunnock (Jernspurv) - 4

Common Redstart (Rødstjert) - 1

Reed Warbler (Rørsanger)  - 3

Coal Tit (Sortmejse) - 1

Lesser Whitethroat (Gærdesanger) - 1

Garden Warbler (Havesanger) - 1

Blackcap (Munk) - 5

Reed Bunting (Rørspurv) - 1

Blue Tit (Blåmejse) - 1

Great Tit (Musvit) - 1

Total: 25


People: Antonia Greil, Hayley Land, Rebecca Cheape, Gustav Nyberg, Simon Kiesé, Michael Fink, Helle und Niels.

A link to today's observations from volunteers and local observers.