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Rain Rain Go Away

fredag 22. september 2023
af Rebecca Cheape

The rain was persistent this morning, so we didn’t go out ringing like we planned, so me and Antonia did our own thing later in the morning once the rain had cleared up. I went for a very long walk around the sand dunes and the forest to find some nice bird species. There were two Eurasian Jays (Skovskade) in the forest flying between several trees, so that was nice to see as I don’t see them very often back home in Scotland. Other species I seen included Blue tits (blåmejse), Sisken (Grønsisken), Blackbird (Solsort) and Blackcap (Munk).

Whilst I was out walking, Simon and Hayley were out at World’s End Three doing the migration count, which they started a little later at 9am so that they could have a better chance at spotting the birds without the heavy rain. The migration count was a little slow but there were several interesting species such as Great Skua (Storkjove), Black-legged Kittiwake (Ride) and Mallemuk (Northern Fulmar).

Gustav was out before all of us this morning in the rain doing nature puzzles with children from a local school which involved matching a picture of an animal with an animal part, for example, a wing of a Kestrel with the picture of one. Later in the afternoon he went out on his daily afternoon walk in search of a Red-footed Falcon but had no luck again! Gustav will spend the next week with his family as they are up here visiting, but he will take them to see the ringing tomorrow.

In the afternoon, Hayley, Simon and Antonia went to help Michael Ancher with ringing at Jennes Sø and got to see many Common Redpoll (Gråsisken) which was nice for them. I continued my walk in the afternoon and found some edible mushrooms which was interesting and then after my walk I went to the supermarket to get some oat milk, bread and fruit (the essentials). It was a sunny afternoon, so I made sure to be out birding for most of the day and I am so glad that I did as there were lots of birds out, probably due to the sunshine.

redpoll jenne soLater in the evening we had a nice dinner made by Hayley and discussed the plans for the next day and looked at the weather forecast.

Ringing at Jennes Sø

Lille Gråsisken (Common Redpoll) 36

Gransanger (Chiffchaff): 6

Gærdesmutte (Wren): 1

Rødhals (Robin): 2

Munk (Blackcap): 3

Blåmejse (Bluetit): 6

Musvit (Great Tit): 1

Total = 55


People: Antonia Greil, Hayley Land, Rebecca Cheape, Gustav Nyberg, Simon Kiesé, Michael Ancher, Jette and Anders.