Monday, 17 December 2012

Jakuševec 2012.2.0

The weekend started great! On Friday I went to check if everything is ok with our arrival on Sunday and check if there are enough gulls on the tip. I was there for hour and a half and managed to read more than 30 rings :) Highliht was Hiddensee BHG. My very first!! Funny thing is that I didn't manage to read the first character on black ring so I couldn't determine the project it belongs to. Luckily I read a part of metal ring so I sent an email to cr-birding group and after less than half an hour I got an answer that it's black XT11 ringed in Saxonia in July 2012. Beside it I read around 20 of mine BHGs, 8 Croatian michahellis, and 4 Polish cach crings and part of one metal. My biggest problem was that compactor driver told us to come at 6 am on Sunday :(

So we came.. Not at 6, but 6:40. It was very dense fog. There was no one on the tip. So we walked around, drink coffee and waited...and waited... and they came at 8...

It was really nice working with them. They are trying everything to help you, except I couldn't agree with guy on compactor what we need from him :( 

First catch was really poor.. around 15 birds.. :( After fast extraction I went ringing with Lori and others were resetting the net for the new catch. Also Kruno and Budimir were putting bread in the middle of catching area to attract more BHGs.. 

I was almost finished with processing birds when the net was ready and gulls started coming so I went to car , checked the circuit and wait..Lots of BHGs started landing in the catching area but i couldn't get the clear window to take a catch... And then finally safe zone was clear and I had a window :).  It was one of the best shots we had ever!!! more than 140 birds!!!! Team played great and we emptied the net very quickly. After that we decided not to take any more catches because of lack of people who could help me ring and lot's of mud around. 

Final score
BHG                   149
Common Gull          2
Caspian                  3
YLG                       9

total                    163

Great day!!! 

Few photos of ringed gulls

S232 ringed on jakuševec 24/01/2010
In mean time was in Italy and Austria:)

662H 1w cach

671H 1w cach

672H 3w mich with pinkish legs..

674H poor 2w cach with really fucked up bill

And at the end , when I came home I got an email from Bill Brooking that he found one of my BHGs in  Cleethorpes, England :) Second ever in UK :)

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