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Turdus Philomelos

Unlike yesterday the weather was hot and sunny from the morning. On the first 2 checks on the nets , I ringed 2 birds. The birds were 2 beautiful and agressive Song thrushes. I also tried to catch something with my old trap , but because of the worm weather the birds are still carefull. After few hours I will go to Sofia again. So it was great weekend for me and hope you all have nice moments !

Fantastic day

I am in Belogradchik again, but this time it be for only 3 days. Of course in the first morning since I am here , I went to Veshtica and made some very nice ringing today. But why this was a fantastic day ? Because I ringed 3 birds for the first time in my life! These birds were Jay,Yellowhammer and Redstart. Maybe there are not very rare birds ,but it was very exciting experience for me. The totals for today are 10 new birds and 2 retraps:

Great tit-2(2)
Blackbird-1
Song thrush-2
Jay-1
Redstart-1
Yellowhammer-1
Blackcap-1
Greenfinch-1

I'm exhausted and the bed is waiting for me,because tomorrow I won't miss the chance for another fantastic day of ringing.

My first Jay

Song thrush

Me

Greenfinch

Redstart

Last ringing for the vacation

17.09.2011 was the last day for me in Belogradchik for this vacation.Tomorrow I have to go to Sofia because on 19.09 I will start my second year in the university. I am happy for the time I spended here but sadly It have to end. So for today 4 birds: 2 Robins and 2 Blackcaps(male and a female). I also made a table which I am planing to use as a feeder. I will have to start buying seeds and nuts for the winter. For now I am satisfied of what I've accomplished. I wish to all many happy memories with our favorite birds.



Dead Raven

Last week when I was at Sofia, my brother and my father found a dead raven.They couldnt find the reason for its death but my father is sure that the bird wasn't shot.The population of raven in Veshtica is stable for now ,but it's still a sad case.

More birdbanding in Veshtica

This morning I got up earlier and went alone to Veshtica , because my brother had to go to school. At first the weather was cold and cloudy. As you can see on the first picture the results were very good, but then the sum came out and it became nearly impossible to ring anything. Total for the day: 2-Blackbirds, 3-Great tits, 1 Blue tit, 1-Long-tailed tit, 1-Robin and 1-Blackcap. This is good catch for me and tomorrow I will give them some rest and a chance to eat some of the grape in the vineyard.

Morning catch

Long-tailed tit

Robin

Young Blackbird

Female Blackcap

Blackbirds and Tits

Today was my first ringing for more than 2 months. Yesterday I came from Sofia to Belogradchik and this morning we(me and my brother) went to my village.I used my only 2 mist nets because traps now would be useless.I plased my lager net in a new location, near my vineyard. Now there are large numbers of blackbirds and other fruiteating birds. The results were 2 blackbirds and 1 blue tit.
In the other net 3 great tits-2 new and 1 that was ringed last year in the same place.It was very hot today so I am satisfied from the results.Tomorrow I will go even earlier and I hope I would have a chance to ring so birds :)
I also saw 2 ravens but I couldnt take a picture of them...





Another snake

This is a picture of a Smooth snake.The picture was made by my brother Aleksandar in a mountain near Belogradchik.
Smooth snake is a harmless colubrid species found in northern and central Europe, but also as far east as northern Iran.Both sexes grow to an average length of about 50 cm (19.7 in).