Saturday, 19 September 2009

Assorted Pictures from Portugal

Here's a selection of pictures from my recent ringing travels in Portugal.

The ringing table at the first ever session at Espinho reedbed with Paulo Tenreiro and Sergio Marques.

Wryneck

Subalpine Warbler

My true friend Sr. Joao Paulo Lopes

James with a cuckoo

The-man-who-stole-my-initials Paulo Jorge Ferreira

Helder 'Sr. Muda' Cardoso

The ringing table at Tornada


Coming soon......How to catch Black-shouldered Kites!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Lagoa De Santo André - Verao 2009

1st - 31st August


Moxey and the family kicked things off at Santo André on the 1st, departing on trhe 31st August. I was with them between 9th and 29th August, with a short break to visit a few other sites further north (more about that in another post).

Here are the totals and some pictures of the highlights:

Corn Bunting 1
Cetti's Warbler 28
Fan-tailed Warbler 13
Grasshopper Warbler 20
Savi's Warbler 36
Sedge Warbler 35
Reed Warbler 307
Great Reed Warbler 7
Melodious Warbler 62
Subalpine Warbler 1
Sardinian Warbler 19
Whitethroat 32
Garden Warbler 18
Blackcap 8
Chiffchaff (ibericus and colybitta) 70
Willow Warbler 108
Long-tailed Tit 1
Blue Tit 20
Great Tit 4
Nuthatch 2
Short-toed Treecreeper 7
Southern Grey Shrike 5
Woodchat Shrike 2
Pied Flycatcher 1
House Sparrow 13
Tree Sparrow 206
Waxbill 103
Linnet 2
Greenfinch 78
Goldfinch 18
Water Rail 1
Common Nightjar 6
Kingfisher 12
Sand Martin 3
House Martin 5
Swallow 25
Yellow Wagtail 4
Wren 3
Bluethroat 2
Nightingale 18
Stonechat 13
Blackbird 26
Hoopoe 3
Bonelli's Warbler 1
Cuckoo 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 20
Bee Eater 1
Cirl Bunting 1
Little Owl 1
Barn Owl 1
Black-shouldered Kite 1
Spotted Flycather 1
Wheatear 1
Total: 1379

Bonneli's Warbler

First-year female Bluethroat

First-year Woodchat Shrike

Barn Owl

Cuckoo

Adult Bee Eater

Hoopoe

Thursday, 3 September 2009