What a wonderful Sunday - started with frost and frozen mist nets but continued with lots of siskins and long-tailed tits as well as with several new species for our station in this year (hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes, treecreeper Certhia familiaris). Total number of birds, ringed today, was 408 (18 species) that is pretty good, considering only 7 nets and quite a short nordic daytime. Siskin (Carduelis spinus 250), long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus 75), blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus 40), and so on. For full list take a look of yearly table at tabel.vaibla.net or see our new Trektellen.org site at https://www.trektellen.org/site/info/2455.
Flocks of long-tailed tits had 5 already ringed birds. What's especially interesting: one pair was ringed at Vaibla 2 years ago together and now they were controlled also together. Even more: one pair, ringed together in 2016, controlled last year and now again were also still together!
|Siisike loorvõrgus. Siskin (Carduelis spinus) in mist net.|
|Sabatihaste salk loorvõrgus. Kui üks neist võrku lendab, on peagi kogu salk sees. Sellele võib kindel olla. Flock of long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus) in mist net. Once at least one long-tailed tit is caught, rest of the flock will follow soon.|
|Sabatihane. Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)|
|Suurnokka on turvalisem käsitleda töökinnastes. Arvake ära miks? It is safer to handle a hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) in gloves. Guess why?|
Fotod / Photos: Kristjan Adojaan