Tuesday, 8 May 2018

April results

2 Long-eared Owls (Asio otus) ringed in April

As we started in the middle of April not many birds were caught. It was two not bad days with few tens of birds in the nets. In the other days they were very quiet or migrating too high. 86 individuals of 19 species were ringed. Most numerous in the nets were Red-flanked Bluetails (Tarsiger cyanurus) - 40 birds ringed.

Red-flanked Bluetail is one of the earliest migrants. First birds of these species we observed in Tankhoy in 34km from the station on the 5th of April.

Red-flanked Bluetail, male

Other species are Coal Tit (Parus ater) - 9 birds, one more early migrant (first obs. 26 March) Siberian Accentor (Prunella Montanella) - 7 birds. The earliest of the warblers - Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) was caught on the 17th of April, total number for a Month - 4 birds. Next warbler - Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) was observed 19 days later - 6th of May.

Chiffchaff

Snow on the ground and ice on the lake are absent now.  And in May we already have some birds to ring! Migration is here, more and more birds with species and numbers every day.
After the storm 5th of May Baikal now free of ice at our place

                                                26-30 April. Ringed birds

Species
Number
Русское
Eng
Latin
Синехвостка
Red-flanked Bluetail
Tarsiger cyanurus
40
Московка
Coal Tit
Parus ater
9
Сибирская завирушка
Siberian Accentor
Prunella montanella
7
Длиннохвостая синица
Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus
5
Краснозобый дрозд
Red-throated Thrush
Turdus ruficollis
5
Пеночка-теньковка
Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus collybita
4
Полярная овсянка
Pallas's Reed Bunting
Emberiza pallasi
2
Белая трясогузка
White Wagtail
Motacilla alba
2
Ушастая сова
Long-eared Owl
Asio otus
2
Овсянка-ремез
Rustic Bunting
Emberiza rustica
1
Большая синица
Great Tit
Parus major
1
Урагус
Long-tailed Rosefinch
Uragus sibiricus
1
Камышовая овсянка
Reed Bunting
Emberiza schoeniclus
1
Пятнистый конёк
Olive-backed Pipit
Anthus hodgsoni
1
Перепелятник
Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus
1
Чернозобый дрозд
Black-throated Thrush
Turdus atrogularis
1
Сибирская горихвостка
Daurian Redstart
Phoenicurus auroreus
1
Дрозд Науманна
Naumann's Thrush
Turdus naumanni
1
Пестрый дрозд
White's Thrush
Zoothera dauma
1
Total


86

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