Sunday, 3 April 2016

First ringing day in 2016 season

On the the first of April we arrived at the ringing station and found snow still lying on the place of nets. So next day was battle with snow. Finally we installed 5 nets. And on the 3rd of April started to catch. First catching day presented us sunny and windless weather. So, 23 bird of 6 species were caught: 1 very rear Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), 2nd time for four years; 1 Long-tailed Tit, by two Coal Tit (Parus ater) and Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), 6 Willow Tits (Parus montanus) and 11 common migrants in April Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella).

On the second of April first volunteer in this season Dmitry Golishev came and on the third of April saw first Pine Bunting (Embiriza leucocephala) this spring.

First meeting of migrating birds in the area this spring:

March 22:     Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)
March 24:     Daurian Jackdow (Corvus dauuricus)
March 29:     Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
March 30:     White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
April 3:         Pine Bunting (Embiriza leucocephala); catches: Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs).

Getting water from Baikal

                          Catching in the snow 


First bird of the season. Willow Tit

    Very rare Chaffinch

 Very common in April Siberian Accentor

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