Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New species

On the 29th of May we caught Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) – first registration for our station and for Baikalsky Biosphere Reserve.



Thursday, 19 May 2016

New species for our station

Yesterday we caught Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis), look here).
Today Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) was caught in Big Trap. 



The best ringing day for five years


First half of May was extremely poor on ringed birds. Maybe because of bad weather: sun-shining, no wind, one day it was more than 20°C even (note: we have good catches in spring mostly when it's cloudy and windy)!!! Three times it was too much wind with snow so we had to close mist nets, put down Ribachinskaya trap and observing lots of birds flying by. 
Finally today the weather is improved: nice wind, temperature about 5 degrees, all sky closed by heavy clouds!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

First spring encounters


Spring for Red-breasted Mergansers (Mergus serrator)




Continuing first observation list of birds in spring. Beginning look here and here.

April

27th                Emberiza pusilla    

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Summary for April

For April we ringed 892 birds of 38 species. Most numerous were Red-flanked Bluetails – 384 birds. Most busy days were 17th and 21st of April when we caught 93 and 95 birds. In the list of ringed species now are 120 species with two new one added: Great Grey Shrike and Mistle Trush.


Pallas's Reed Bunting, female (Emberiza pallasi)