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..