Monday, 30 July 2012

Kvismare fågelstation, Sweden - Day 18

2cy Curlew Sandpiper
2cy Knot
Juvenile Common Snipe
Last night we went back to Hammarmaden for a 4th night in a row as the weather was even better! This showed in the birds we caught with 13 birds being caught in total:
6 Wood Sand
3 Ringed Plover
2 Snipe
1 Curlew Sand
1 Knot
Knot is a scarce bird inland in Sweden so this was a highlight for the Swedish ringers present, but being a member of SCAN wader ringing group, I was much much much more impressed by the stunning Curlew Sandpiper that is up there with the highlights of the trip.
Juvenile Great Reed Warbler
Little and Large
Juvenile male Bearded Tit.
This mornings CES took place at Vallen but was cut short due to increasing wind. Totals for the day were 47 new birds with my first ever juvenile Great Reed Warbler which was a retrap ringed on a nest about 10km away at the other side of the reserve (it's a big reserve!). Juvenile Penduline Tit and juvenile Bearded Tit is still exciting as these are such charismatic birds!
Totals for the day (recaps in brackets)
Reed Warbler - 16 (2)
Sedge Warbler 9 (1)
Willow Warbler - 6
Great Reed Warbler - (1)
Whitethroat - 1
Garden Warbler - 1
Bearded Tit - 1
Penduline Tit - 1
Blue Tit - 4
Great Tit - 1 (1)
 Thrush Nightingale - 1 (1)

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