Report of the month April

 

Ringing in April is comparable to the weather situation in April, this means that there is a mixture of sunny, foggy and very rainy days. Usually migration is very similar, a great diversity of species can be detected.

 

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Ringing in April is comparable to the weather situation in April, this means that there is a mixture of sunny, foggy and very rainy days. Usually migration is very similar, a great diversity of species can be detected.

 

All in all in the Month of April we caught 647 birds, from which 435 were first captures, 133 recaptures from 2015 and 79 control captures birds not ringed in 2015. The diversity with 51 different species is very good for the Month of April.

Typical birds for the Month of April have been the first Reed and Bush Warbler species: Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenabaenus), Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Savi's warbler (Locustella luscinioides) and Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia). Furthermore we caught the first Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), the first Nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos) and a spotted crake (Porzana porzana).

 

From a migrational point of view most of the birds have been Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) with 153 individuals. During the first two weeks of April migration was still low with an increasing diversity and the last two weeks were marked some very interesting captures: 2cy male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), the first Wyrneck (Jynx torquilla) and a very early Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus).

 

 This month special has definitely been the Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) which was a first for the Ringing station.

 


Thanks as usual to the team for the effort they make in our station .

  

 

Other activitys:

 

Visit's done by members of the Schlammwissteam:

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Meteo April
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  • #1

    Charel K. (Thursday, 07 May 2015 22:38)

    Very good report!! ;)


    Greetings from Turkey!
    Charel & Joseph & Raoul