Wednesday, 10 May 2017

First spring observarions 2017 part 2

 See part 1 HERE.
Oriental Turtle-dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

First open water on Baikal appeared on the 17th of April. Since 27 of April we were observing flocks of wagtails by 15-40 birds feeding on the melting ice along the shore. It was mixed flocks with mainly White Wagtails (Motacilla alba) with some Citrine (Motacilla citrinela) and Grey (Motacilla cinerea) Wagtails and River Pipits (Anthus spinoletta).

Monday, 8 May 2017

April of 2015-2017yy.

Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus), male
Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus), female
This April we caught 305 birds of 28 species. We also had been ringing in April in previous two years. Number of birds is similar to 2015 Year and 3 times less than in 2016. Compare to both years we can see some differences: