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Mange alkefugle

lørdag 10. oktober 2020
God start på Felttræffet
af Michael Brunhøj Hansen, Luke Nelson

Vejr: mest skyet med byger. Jævn til frisk vind fra omkring vest, og temp. omkring 11 grader. God sigt.

Der var nogle byger med lidt torden der truede over havet, men de kom aldrig rigtigt ind. Det meste af morgenobsen førløb altså i tørvejr.

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Truende regn over havet der i løbet af formiddagen ramte os; i bunden ses en David. Foto: Michael Brunhøj Hansen

Trækket var igen småt. Næsten ingen småfugle eller ænder. Dog var der en del alkefugle, mest lomvier/alke (ubestemte), over 100, men også mindst en søkonge; det kunne måske tyde på at der kan komme mange alkefugle i de næste uger. En dværgfalk, tårnfalk og en spurvehøg var de eneste rovfugle vi så. En kjove, nok en almindelig, trak mod syd, og igen var der en ung ride der fløj lidt nord og syd.

Felttræffet er kommet godt fra start. Der er fundet mange hvidbrynede løvsangere i området, en lille fluesnapper og sidst, men ikke mindst den sjældne fuglekongesanger på Skallingen. Vi kørte alle fire derud for at se den, men den var desværre ikke til at have med at gøre, og det regnede også det meste af tiden hvorfor den nok opholdt sig skjult det meste af tiden. Hvis Rose havde fået den at se, skulle hun lave lammekøller til aftensmad.

Stationen er efterhånden propfyldt, og i aften kommer der to mere.

Folk: Simon, Gunner, Mark+søn, Henrik, Henrik, Stefan, David, Rose, Daniel, Luke, Michael.

 


  

Another day, another Jay!

We were faced with another day of rain and wind, meaning we varied which nets we had open depending on the conditions. We weren’t catching much, but our second bird of the day was another Jay! It almost managed to get out the net but I got hold of it in time, then it in turn got me, quite painfully!

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A gift from a Jay. Photo: Luke Nelson

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Jay close up. Photo: Luke Nelson

Later in the morning we were checking the nets regularly due to rain showers, and in the lighthouse garden I flushed a big black bird into the net. As I got to the net I could see it was a Ring Ouzel, a bird I had wanted to catch whilst I was here, so I was very pleased. It’s a beautiful bird up close, with lovely markings on it’s feathers. And much better behaved than the Jay! Definitely the star bird of the day for me.  

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Young female Ring Ouzel. Photo: Luke Nelson

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Photo: David Manstrup


This afternoon we heard reports of a Pallas’s Leaf Warbler at Skallingen, and Rose drove Michael, Daniel and I down to try and see it. Rose, Daniel and I have never seen one, and it’s the species Rose most wants to see this week. There were many birders there, but unfortunately no sighting for us. It was raining so probably the bird was staying to ground. Hopefully we’ll catch up with it later in the week, maybe in the nets…?

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Rose can’t stand up with all the excitement of potentially seeing a Pallas’s Warbler. Photo: Luke Nelson

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Daniel frustrated at not seeing the Warbler. Photo: Luke Nelson

 

Species Ringed Recaptures
Robin (Rødhals) 0 6
Ring Ouzel (Ringdrossel) 1 0
Blackcap (Munk) 2 0
Crested Tit (Topmejse) 0 1
Coal Tit (Sortmejse) 2 0
Blue Tit (Blåmejse) 4 0
Jay (Skovskade) 1 0
Bullfinch (Dompap) 1 0
     
Total 11 7