Revtangen BO March 7th

Spring is here according to the calendar, but we are just coming out of the coldest week-and-a-half we've had this winter. The lakes and ground is still frozen, but today saw temperatures of 3-4 degrees and cloudy. The wind was in the SE-SSE, a bit variable and a little too much for efficient trapping at times. Nets open 07-15, netmeter hours approx. 2000. No indication of any migration, the catch is still made up exclusively of wintering birds. 

Ringed: Eurasian Woodcock 2, Collared Dove 1, Common Blackbird 2, Fieldfare 8, Redwing 3, Tree Sparrow 1, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 1, Yellowhammer 3. Total = 23. Also 19 controls. 

Observations: Eurasian Woodcock 5+. Also, a White-Tailed Eagle ringed as a chick in Suldal in 2014 was read (coded black ring with white inscription) sitting on the ice at lake Orrevatnet. 

Alf Tore Mjös

Revtangen BO March 7th