Aug 26, 2020

Flesland

 The last few weeks very quiet, but yesterday a Black-tailed Godwit and a Ruff on the airport fields of Flesland. Two new birds for the year in Bergen. Long distance, so no pics. At the biological station a flyby Kestrel, which was also a new bird for the year in Bergen, totaling 134 now. Don't know if it's going to be a record this year...

Aug 9, 2020

Storm Petrels

 Last night I joined a session of luring and catching European Storm Petrels at Herdlev√¶r. We watched and ringed twelve birds. Nice result!! All these beauties were second calendar year birds. These are identifiable because of the pointed (and not rounded) p2. 

After ringing and measuring the birds stay on the stone they are placed upon for a short minute, giving good photo opportunities. 

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