Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Still January and no sign of catching:(

This winter is horrible!!!
Mild weather with lots of rain and it is always raining on weekends so we cannot catch :(

Yesterday Niko and I went ring reading..
In the end it was ok with around 50 rings read. Most of them were our BHGs, but also few croatian YLGs and few of our big gulls ringed on Jakusevec.
We finally found Caspian from Ukraine:)
Ringed as a chick in Kremenchuk, Ukraine

During our stay there was one gull that was really pale..It should be 2w argentatus ..

There were at least 7 White Storks present and at least 2 of them were ringed. One should be the Italian one with black else ring that we read and the other one just had metal ring but both of them were too far for us to read it..:( It seems that the storks are starting to winter here in bigger numbers..In past years you could see one eventually two storks on the tip..
It will be shitty weather again for the weekend so we probably won't catch again :(

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Start of January (2.1.2015.)

It was really a nice day with lots of sun and gulls:)
Four of us went to read some rings. There were more than 4000 big gulls (with lots of Caspians) and more thane 10 000 small gulls present at the tip.
It seems that with this cold weathet more northern birdshave come:)
This one is not that sharp but it is really nice how the three of them stand in the same direction and you can directly comapre them.
We managed to read 159 color rings and one metal ring (Czech BHG)
Here are some of them:
Ringed in Hortobágy as chick in 2014

ringed in Gyal in January 2014 as 1w

ringed in Budapest in January 2014 as adult

Ringed on Szeged rubbish tip in December 2012 as 1st winter

ringed in Hungary in 2014 as chick

Ringed just 3 days before(31.12.2014) in Novi Sad , Serbia

ringed as chick in 2013 in Gatovo, Minsk

ringed as chick in 2013 in Gatovo, Minsk

Ringed in Kozlieno cachinnans colony as chick in 2010

Ringed in Kozlieno cachinnans colony as chick in 2012

Ringed in Jankowice cachinnans colony as chick in 2012

Unfortunatelly we didn't go to catch on sunday as it was warm and really muddy.
Hope it will be better in weeks to come..

Saturday, 27 December 2014

End of 2014

Today Niko and I went on Jakuševec to read some rings:)
We ment to catch gulls tommorrow but there will be lts of snow and I really don't have anywhere to dry the sacks and net..
We managed to read more than 70 rings in less than 2 hours:)

Here are photos of some of them:

So we ended December with only 60 gulls ringed:( and year with around 700.. I hope this comming winter will stay for some time and we'll catch more gulls in months to come..Untill then, Merry Xmas and all the best in 2015!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

First catch after looong time

Last Sunday we finally started new season! The weather conditions were not perfect, but I couldn't wait any more.
The guys on the tip did the great job and gave us nice place on the tip and they were finished with their work just in timefor us to take a catch.
First one was really fast because I couldn't miss firing with LBBG in the catching area :)
It was 4th one ringed in Croatia:)

In the catch there were around 20 more big gulls and here are some of them:

99AH 3cy micha

97AH 1 cy micha

45AH 1cy micha

We quickly reset the net and waited for the second catch. It happened preety fast because I was affraid that if they fly that they will not come back and I didn't want to risk it. So second was around 35 BHGs:)

Not bad for start especially concerning the temperature which was around 10C..
Hope it will be better(lower temp) in weeks to come..

While we were waiting for the catch we managed to read few rings, including my second ever BHG from Germany and one more from Poland:)

And in the end of the post I'll put some nongulls photo:

It is a white stork wearing Italian ring that was ringed as a chick in Malpaga, Zerbolo, Pavia, Italy in 2010. It was seen in Isny, Sudwurttemberg, Tubingen, Germany in June 2014. Cool :) I took this photo in November on Jakusevec.

Update on answering recoveries..
Due to my finnishg phd I have neglected answering recoveries for few months. One time I had more than 600 unanswered emails ..At the moment I still have around 150 emails to answer, so please have some more patience. I hope that from the beggining of next year my project will be online and you can enter recovery data and get lifehistory allmost instantly. Once again I would like to thank all the ring readers because without them all of this work would make much less sence!