Friday, 8 October 2010

Tits and finches on the move

Just today I was reading some amazing ringing totals, with Lista Bird Obseravtory in southern Norway ringing 528 Blue Tits yesterday! But browsing round I also found that Falsterbo Bird Observatory in southern Sweden had ringed 574 on 4th October!

All this seems quite amazing, but then consider Falsterbo ringed 633 Siskin yesterday (385 in one net round!) and seen migration counts of 83,000 Siskin then it's not surprising! Even this pales into insignificance compared to 20th September though, when a massive 240,300 Chaffinch/Brambling passed overhead.


With news of a big movement of birds from the Continent over the last couple of nights as well (from radar studies) it could be quite a weekend...

2 comments:

Ashley Hugo said...

WOW!

boukili said...

Bonjour ,
J'ai trouvé un oiseau qui porte une bague :
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