Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Kvismare fågelstation, Sweden - Day 41

 Adult Spotted Flycatcher which has just started moulting. Not fresh central tertial on both wing.
Juvenile female Bearded Tit

Last night we did a Swallow roost at Vallen, catching 63 Swallow, 5 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Great Reed Warbler.
This morning we were back at Vallen for first light in the hope of a Bluethroat, but sadly this did not happen. Highlights for the morning were a Teal caught in the first round, 3 Marsh Warbler and a Bearded Tit, as well as a recap Lesser Spotted Woodpecker which was again, fantastic to see in the hand.
The totals for the morning were 85 new and 15 recaps, comprising of (recaps in brackets)
Reed Warbler - 51 (4)
Sedge Warbler - 7 (2)
Marsh Warbler - 3
Willow Warbler - 2 (1)
Blue Tit - 4 (3)
Great Tit - 1
Bearded Tit - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 1 (2)
Robin - 1
Swallow - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Blackbird - (2)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - (1)
Teal - 1

Throughout the morning, there was a really good passage of passerines overhead with the highlight being a reasonably low flying Hawfinch and a really good passage of 100+ Tree Pipit. As a result, Craig and I set 4 nets at Öby Kulle with the hope of Tree Pipits. We managed to catch 6 juvenile Tree Pipits, 1 juvenile Marsh Tit and a retrap juvenile Great Tit. We also managed to see 2 Honey Buzzard and 2 Golden Plover.

A successful day!

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