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SO MANY BIRDS YAAAAAAA

søndag 8. september 2019
Endelig en god dag igen.
af Michael Brunhøj Hansen, Lisa Flam

Så kom der langt om længe en god dag med ikke bare svage vinde, men også vind fra (nord)øst og ingen byger. Det var en smuk omend lidt kølig morgen (kun 11 grader) med få skyer og noget mosekonebryg i Mosen.

20190908 063819Begyndende solopgang i klitterne. Foto: Michael Brunhøj Hansen

Østenvinden gjorde meget godt for trækket. Således var småfuglene tilbage med bl.a. 424 landsvaler og190 engpibere som de dominerende. Herudover kom der af småfugle skovpibere, skærpibere, gule og hvide vipstjerter, rødstjert, jernspurv, løvsanger, gråsisken og små korsnæb. Som en lille overraskelse kom der en trækforsøgende gøg.

Der kom også en del rødstrubede lommer (63) samt grågæs (249), og efterårets første knortegæs (2 lysbugede, 1 mørkbuget) trak forbi. Der kom også krik-, spids- og pibeænder samt toppede skalleslugere. Af skarver havde vi 574, og af hættemåger 266. Herudover kom der en enkelt kjove.

Blandt rovfugle havde vi 1 fiskeørn, 1 ung hvepsevåge, 1 dværgfalk, 11 spurvehøge, 4 tårnfalke og 5 rørhøge; vi eftersøger stadig en aftenfalk!

Vadertrækket var ikke stort, og den mest interessante art vi havde, var 1 brushane.

I morgen fortsætter østenvinden og tørvejret, men der er vist risiko for tåge om morgenen pga. svag vind. Ikke desto mindre ser vi frem til endnu en god dag med mange fugle. 


After a rainy week and a day of sickness, you can imagine how happy I was seeing the weather forecast for today- SUN, but not too hot. WIND, but only 2 m/s and NE. NO RAIN.

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Beautiful morning, sun is out and no rain to be seen. Photo: Lisa Flam

Luckily, I had a good team with me today, amazing Susanne Primdahl and Xenia. Real girl power as you might think.

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Susanne and Xenia. Photo: Lisa Flam

First round we had over 25 birds in the nets, and it felt as if the birds are just jumping in all the time. Xenia was running around getting the birds out from the nets for about an hour, just because they weren’t stopping!

We had 57+6 from 13 species. Best day since I’ve arrived.

A lot of migrating species, nothing particularly special, but a nice variety including Tree Pipit (skovpiber), Yellowhammer (gulspurv), Robin (rødhals), Common Redstart (rødstjert), Dunnock (jernspurv) etc.

The morning was a bit crazy (fun crazy!), but later we had some time to discuss ageing, moulting and share knowledge between us.

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1st year Tree Pipit. Photo: Lisa Flam

20190908 085846.jpg11st year Tree Pipit. You can see the primary covers are are very brown and worn, the alula is also very brown with a dull color fringe, should have a more greenish fringe as a 2nd year. Photo: Lisa Flam

20190908 090222.jpg1Narrow and worn tail. Another good sign for a 1st year. Photo: Lisa Flam  

I finally got to see a 2k+ male Yellowhammer, beautiful yellow colors.
Also had some beautiful male Common redstarts (Also the less-colorful females are beautiful!!).

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2nd year male Yellowhammer. Photo: Lisa Flam 

And last but not least- A recapture Bullfinch from 27.8.2018, back then its plumage was still unmoulted, today it was recaptured and we could see clearly that HE is moulting its body feathers. He had 2 new red feathers and lots more growing!!

20190908 131942.jpg11st year male Bullfinch. Definitely not looking the best, all body feathers are being moulted. Maybe in a few weeks I will see him all red? I hope so! Photo: Lisa Flam

Tomorrow is looking like a good day as well, I'm hoping for a nice day like today.