onsdag 16. august 2017

Revtangen Bo August 16th

Nets open 07-19. SE light breeze turning S-SW, mostly sunny. A few birds in the morning, later very quitet and a bit of sun and wind in most nets. Playback on Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Tree Pipit and Barn Swallow. Work in prograss most of the day in the garden. Haavard made a finishing touch to the windbreaker-walls, and we cleared a lot of shrubs and weeds from the trapping area.

Ringed: Dunlin 1, Wood Sandpiper 1, Barn Swallow 1, White Wagtail 1, Tree Pipit 4, Garden Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 11, Common Starling 1, Brambling 1, Common Linnet 1. Total = 

Ringmerket: Myrsnipe 1, grønnstilk 1, låvesvale 1, linerle 1, trepiplerke 4, hagesanger 1, løvsanger 11, stær 1, bjørkefink 1, tornirisk 1. Total = 23. 

The 10th Wood Sandpiper (1 cy) of the season was caught today, and we have more than doubled the all-time total for this species at Revtangen BO. Grønnstilk 1K.

This 1 cy Dunlin was a surprise catch, and the 7th wader species caught in the new garden ponds. Myrsnipe 1K.

Observations: Goshawk 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Common Crossbill 20 migrating north.

Haavard Husebö and Alf Tore Mjös. 4 visitors.

Revtangen BO August 14th

Light shifting breeze, mostly cloudy. Nets open 06-12, netmeter hours approx. 2100. Playback on Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Tree Pipit. 

Ringed: Green Sandpiper 7, Greenshank 1, Common Snipe 4, White Wagtail 3, Tree Pipit 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Northern Wheatear 1, Garden Warbler 1, Common Whitethroat 3, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 14, Great Tit 1, Common Starling 1, Tree Sparrow 2. Total = 43. A new singe day record again on Green Sandpiper, the fourth Greenshank of the year and a surprising 4 Common Snipe caught in the garden ponds was the highlights, but the first Lesser Whitethroat of the autumn was also a nice catch. 

Ringmerket: Skogsnipe 7, gluttsnipe 1, enkeltbekkasin 4, linerle 3, trepiplerke 2, heipiplerke 2, steinskvett 1, hagesanger 1, tornsanger 3, møller 1, løvsanger 14, kjøttmeis 1, stær 1 og pilfinkt 2, Total = 43. 

Alf Tore Mjøs. 1 besøkende.

onsdag 9. august 2017

Revtangen BO August 8th

Western Norway has had the rainiest summer for about 50 years, and the bad weather is set to continue. A break in the weather today though, with light shifting breeze and - increadibly - no rain! Nets open 06-20, netmeter hours approx. 4500. Playback on Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Linnet (most of the day), Barn Swallow (afternoon/evening) and Sand Martin (afternoon/evening).

Ringed: Green Sandpiper 6, Barn Swallow 5, Sand Martin 7 (first this season), White Wagtail 6, Fieldfare 4, Common Whitethroat 2, Willow Warbler 19, Chiffchaff 2, Great Tit 3, Common Starling 1, Common Linnet 2. Total = 57. Also 3 controls, including a 1cy Willow Warbler not from Revtangen. 

A record catch of 6 Green Sandpipers today took the 2017 total to 30 ringed. 

Alf Tore Mjös. 3 visitors.

lørdag 5. august 2017

Revtangen BO August 5th

Strong westerlies 10-12 m/s. Tried seawatching from around 8, but little movement apart from 4-5 Great Skuas. Lots of Common Gulls and a few hundred Oystercatchers on the move from around 12. 

Not many waders, but most were fairly concentrated on the north shore so we made an attempt with 6 walk-in traps from 10-16. 

Ringed: Red Knot 1, Dunlin 10, Purple Sandpiper 2, Common Sandpiper 2, Common Redshank 13, Common Starling 1. Total = 29. 

The most typical catch at Revtangen 1937-2017 is a juvenile Dunlin, with more than 42.000 ringed in total.

Juvenile Purple Sandpipers breed in alpine regions in southern Norway. Some arrive at Revtangen before the plumage is fully developed , with lots of downy plumage still in the head and feathers still growing in the tail and wings!

A good number of Common Redshanks was the main target for the traps today, and we are very pleased with 13 caught and ringed (12 1cy, 1 adult). Common Redshanks are ringed with a slightly different colour combintion that the other Tringa-waders, with a yellow marker and an orange flag with a 3-letter inscription. Sightings can be reported to Kjell Mork Soot at kjellmorksoot@fugler.com

Alf Tore Mjøs

Revtangen BO August 4th

Light shifting breeze, but like yesterday we had to close just before strong rain set in around 11. Nets open 06-11, netmeter hours approx. 1800. Playback on Green Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper. 

Ringed: Green Sandpiper 1, Wood Sandpiper 1, Common Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 13, Chiffchaff 2, Commion Starling 1, Greenfinch 1. Total = 20. 

Ingvald Ekeland and Alf Tore Mjös

Revtangen BO August 3rd

Quite strong ESE and cloudy, rain from 11.30 and nets closed then. The nets in the north and south of the trapping area was not in use because of strong wind. Netmeter hours approx. 1400. Playback on Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Common Linnet. 

Ringed: Green Sandpiper 5, Wood Sandpiper 1, Barn Swallow 1, Northern Wheatear 1, Fieldfare 1, Garden Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 21, Common Starling 1, Greenfinch 3, Lesser Redpoll 5, Common Linnet 5. Total = 45. 

Alf Tore Mjös

søndag 30. juli 2017

Revtangen BO July 30th

All nets open 06-13, most nets closed because of rain around 13, but a few kept open for playback on Green- and Wood Sandpiper until 16. Netmeter hours approx. 2700. Cloudy and SE breeze, rain from around 13. Playback also on Willow Warbler and Common Linnet. 

Ringed: Green Sandpiper 3, Collared Dove 1, White Wagtail 1, Redwing 2, Willow Warbler 17, Chiffchaff 2, Great Tit 1, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 4, Common Linnet 5. Total = 39. Also 15 controls. 

Observations: Marsh Harrier 1 male. Around 200 waders at Revtangen in late morning, including 50 Red Knots, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Grey Plovers. 

Alf Tore Mjös and Morten Stokke. 1 visitor.