Saturday, 12 May 2012

Thursday, 10th May 2012

Calblanque, Los Belones (ringing)
Weather: Sky No cloud,  wind NE F3-4; temp.14 - 22ºC.  05:30 – 10:00.  With Francisco Garcia (ANSE).

The penultimate or possibly ultimate day of the spring ringing campaign, and once again not the best conditions with clear blue skies and quite a breeze blowing.  Surprisingly, the migrants are still going through, with a couple of Spotted Flycatchers caught on the first net round, and a female Common Redstart and a couple of Willow Warblers later on.  Juvenile Linnets and juvenile Greenfinches made up the bulk of the rest of the mornings catch, together with Sardinian Warblers and a single Thekla Lark.  Around the ringing area early on a group of 11 Audouin’s Gulls flew over, and there were 5 Woodchats.  Bee-eaters could also be heard.

Species seen/heard
Yellow Legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Swift (Apus apus)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae)
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Serin (Serinus serinus)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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