Monday, 23 July 2012

Kvismare fågelstation, Sweden - Day 11

Today is the first day I have not handled a single bird! We woke up to heavy rain and strong wind, with the former dispersing by mid-morning. As a result, we had a well-earned lie in and didn't catch a single bird all day. Instead Jalle, Jasper and I did some vis-mig from the end of our drive. Highlights being: a flock of 12 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Knot flying south; Short-eared Owl flying surprisingly high and then dropping down behind trees, White-tailed Eagle, 4 Osprey, Tree Pipit and 2 Snipe.

It has been a very slow day, but hopefully the weather will improve overnight so some ringing can be done! If not, then I may try and find something in the field that is worthy of a blog post! Sorry for this awful post!

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