Friday, January 7, 2022

2021 Totals

 The new year is upon us and it's time to analyze the results and achievements. For me personally, this was the most successful year in terms of the number of ringed birds and new species.

In this post, I'll include only the bird ring at my usual site in NW Bulgaria.

Most of the ringing was during the autumn migration, but I also put some effort into nest monitoring/ringing which gave good results(compared to previous years). Unfortunately, my nestboxes had very low success and I couldn't ring any Semicollared flycatchers (Ficedula semitorquata).

Species
S.atricapilla - 294
T.merula - 88
E. rubecula - 41
Ph. trochilus - 38
L. collurio - 26
P. caeruleus - 22
P.major - 21
A. trivialis - 21
A. caudatus - 16
T. philomelos - 15
S. curruca - 13
P.lugubris - 12
S. borin - 11
S.communis - 9
L. megarhynchos - 9
Ph. sibilatrix - 8
C.coccothraustes - 6
S. europaea - 5
E.citrinella - 5
Ph.collybita - 5
F.coelebs - 5
P. palustris - 5
C. chloris - 5
M. striata - 5
D. minor - 2
M. apiaster - 2
Ph. phoenicurus - 2
H. icterina - 1
O. scops - 1
D. major - 1
R. ignicapilla - 1
T. troglodytes - 1
A. schoenobaenus - 1

Total: 691
Species: 33

In the pictures below you can see the highlights of 2021.

I wish you all very successful 2022!

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Turdus philomelos nest

Sitta europaea nest

Turdus merula nest

Male Turdus merula

Otus scops

Otus scops

Fringilla coelebs nest

Turdus philomelos hatchling

Parus lugubris hatchling

Coccothraustes coccothraustes hatchling

Cyanistes caeruleus nest

Sylvia atricapilla nest

Alauda arvensis nest

Emberiza cirlus nest

Lanius collurio nest

Sylvia atricapilla hatchlings

Lanius collurio nest

Sylvia atricapilla nest

Sylvia atricapilla hatchlings

Lanius collurio hatchling

Lanius collurio hatchings

Male Lanius collurio

Phylloscopus trochilus and Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Phylloscopus trochilus and Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Muscicapa striata

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Birds ready to be processed

Male Sylvia atricapilla with very pale plumage

Male Sylvia atricapilla with very pale plumage

Merops apiaster

Merops apiaster

Erithacus rubecula

Muscicapa striata with strangely colored legs

Regulus ignicapilla

Troglodytes troglodytes

Parus major

Male Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Emberiza citrinella

Chloris chloris






Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2019 Highlights

 It's been a while since my last post and I once again have the motivation to catch up with my blogging.


There were many new bird ringing experiences for the past two years, but to be able to catch up, I'll make highlight posts for 2019 and 2020. And hopefully, I'll be able to make regular posts this year.


The most important news is that in 2019 we've started a bird ringing camp at the Durankulak late (NE Bulgaria). The first two seasons of the camp proved to be very successful in terms of interesting species,  total ringed birds, and new volunteers.

I'll make a more detailed post about the camp, but if you want to learn more, check out the Facebook page of the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp.

In 2019 we've managed to ring more than 9000 birds at the camp!


Also in 2019, I've managed to make a good amount of nestboxes and made some ringing of hatchlings in them. 

Check out the highlight photos from 2019:

Sitta europea

Poecile lugubris

Passer domesticus

Poecile palustris

Some of the nestboxes that I've made in 2019

Turdus philomelos

Fringilla coelebs

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Parus major hatchlings

Parus major hatchlings

Poecile palustris hatchlings

Dendrocopos minor

Parus major hatchling

Alcedo atthis ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Acrocephalus melanopogon ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Acrocephalus melanopogon ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp


Acrocephalus melanopogon ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp


Panurus biarmicus ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Ficedula parva ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Luscinia svecica ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Luscinia svecica ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp


Regulus ignicapilla ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Regulus regulus ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Emberiza schoeniclus ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Troglodytes troglodytes ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp

Carduelis carduelis ringed at the Durankulak Bird Ringing Camp


2021 Totals