Sunday, 19 August 2012

Kvismare fågelstation, Sweden - Day 38

Autumn has struck Kvismaren with 2 Taiga Bean Geese in amongst lots of Greylag
Part of my largest flock of grounded Cranes featuring 642 birds!
The majority were flushed by 2 freshly fledged White-tailed Eagles

Today we woke up at 3am ready to get out ringing at Banvallen, however we quickly realised that it was pouring down with rain and did so until about 10am. Early morning the wind also picked up massively from the south and therefore we have done no ringing at all.

I have however 'twitched' 2 Bean Geese at Hammarmaden which are the first for the Autumn here that arrived yesterday. It's quite strange to see what I would call Winter birds in mid-August! I also enjoyed the spectacle of a marsh full of 642 Common Cranes, 2500+ Greylag Geese, 1000+ Starling and 700+ Lapwing.

The weather is supposed to calm down a bit tomorrow, so should hopefully get some proper ringing done again. Stay tuned.

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