Friday, 4 May 2012

Thursday 3rd May 2012 – Ringing at Calblanque

Weather: Sky no cloud, wind NE F0-1; 12 - 19º.  05:15 – 10:15.  With Fran Garcia (ANSE), Ray Marsh, Conrado Requeña
Another early ringing session at Calblanque, getting down to the ringing area at 5-15 a.m., and another cloudless sky.  At least there was hardly any wind.
Bird captures were slow, with 4 Willow Warblers, and our first Garden Warbler and House Sparrow captured there, plus a few Linnets, Blackbird, Blackcap and Sardinian Warblers.   There were actually quite a few newly fledged Linnets flying around and up to 4 Thekla Larks in the carpark where we do the ringing.  Other birds seen/heard were at least 2 Bee-eaters heard calling, a Nightingale singing on the way down to the ringing site, and Spotted Flycatcher and Woodchat seen around the ringing area.

Species seen/heard
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Swift (Apus apus)
Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

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