Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trying to catch up with blogging - Veshtica/04.02.2018

In the past year, I was unable to find time for enough ringing sessions. Anyways, I will catch up with few post about my ringing activities in 2018.

My first ringing attempt for ringing was on 04.02.2018. Unfortunately the weather was against me - sunny weather combined with winds.

The totals for the day were:
Total: 4
Great tit - 1
Blue tit - 1
Tree sparow - 1
Nuthatch - 1

Blue tit/Parus caeruleus/

Great tit/Parus major

Nuthatch/Sitta europaea

Nuthatch/Sitta europaea

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bird ringing compilation 2017

2017 wasn't my best year with 171 ringed birds, but those numbers came from 28 different species which is very good compared to previous years.

The highlights of the year are the 4 Hawfinches and my first Dendrocopos medius.

Enjoy some of the 2017 pictures :)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Veshtica - 24th December 2017

I've planned my first ringing session for the holidays on 24.12.2017. The feeders were full for the last few weeks and I was expecting a decent number of new birds.

Unfortunately the morning started with very strong wind (10,4 m/s) and I had to set up the nets few hours later than expected. 

The results for the day were very bad, because the in the previous days more than 100 birds were feeding at the station, so 19 birds is quite disappointing.

Total: 17(2)

Great tit -9(1)
Blue tit - 6(0)
Nuthatch - 1(1)
Marsh tit - 1 (0)

The folded nets

Getting ready for the ringing with some bulgarian tea 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

First ringing for 2017

On 14.04.2017 I was able to make my first bird ringing session for 2017.
As usual, I went to Veshtica ,small village near the town of Belogradchik,Bulgaria (I will make a post about it in the near future).

The weather was not very good for ringing with lots of wind and sun. That forced me to make a short ringing session, but I'm still very satisfied with the results:

2 - C.coccothraustes
1- Sylvia atricapilla
1-Fringilla coelebs
1-Prunella modularis
1-Emberiza citrinella
Total: 6 new birds.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bird ringing compilation 2015 - Bulgaria

Hi everyone !!!
It's been a long,long time since my last post here. I'm sorry for the long absence, but I finally decided to continue my blogging and in the next few days I will post a lot of pictures from the past year and a half.

In this post I will gather all of the good pictures from 2015.
I hope that you will like them :)



Blue tit

Great tit

Nuthatch and Greenfinch



Male chaffinch

Male chaffinch

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The last ringing for 2014

I know that I'm very late with this post, but I had to wait for the pictures. Around Christmas I've managed to find some time for ringing and the results were very,very good. For few days of ringing ( and few hours per day) I've ringed 48 birds from 8 species.

- Parus Major - 30
- Parus Caeruleus - 3
- Pyrrhula pyrrhula - 5
- Fringilla Coelebs -2
- Fringilla Montifringilla - 3
- Carduelis Chloris -2
- Emberiza Citrinella -1
- Parus Lugubris -2