Laajalahti 30 July 2012
Antero, Ina and Jussi did a SSP ringing today. It was warm, almost hot: 17C at 5.00 am and 25C at 10.00 am, and somewhat humid. Sun rises 4.55am and we ringed from 4.45 until 10.45. First it was almost calm, but quite early a south-west wind started to move the reeds.
|yearlings ringed||older ringed||yearlings retrapped||older retrapped|
|Common Reed Bunting||1|
|Blyths Reed Warbler||1|
|Lesser Spotted Woodpecker||1|
It seems that there has been some movement of Willow Warblers, several species of Sylvia Warblers and Pied Flycatchers. Still no migration of adult Sedge Warblers - they should start soon, but are probably somewhat late this year. Scarlet Rosefinches have been moving for some time now.
A very young Red-backed Shrike is pictured below. It did not fly too well. (And has still not learned to bite hand of the ringer!)
Our first Chiffchaff of the season was a juvenile bird with typical fluffy body plumage and less well defined supercilium. The species is not numerous in the surrounding areas and this may well be offspring of the local pair from about hundred meters away.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker is not a common trapped species in this place (although several pairs breed in the surrounding woods). This bird has mostly juvenile body plumage, but quite advanced wing-feather moult.