Thursday, 2 September 2010

Lagoa de Santo André Final Totals and Photos

We had a belter of summer at Santo André and I celebrated 25 years of my involvement with the project....okay, so maybe for the first ten years or so, my participation was limited, but from then on, I was very involved! We managed one of our best August's ever! A total of 2814 birds were ringed, encompassing 48 species with 15 foreign controls, covering France, Belgium, Holland and the UK!

Here are the final totals and some photo's of some of the birds that we caught.

Reed Warbler - 604
Great Reed Warbler - 23
Savi´s Warbler - 149
Cetti´s Warbler - 51
Melodious Warbler - 108
Sardinian Warbler - 14
Willow Warbler - 124
Blackcap - 26
Iberian Chiffchaff - 127
Whitethroat - 22
Fan-tailed Warbler - 16
Nightingale - 18
Blackbird - 26
Common Waxbill - 88
Tree Sparrow - 33
Goldfinch - 6
Iberian (!)Blue Tit - 47
Great Tit - 8
Stonechat - 11
Kingfisher - 28
Short-toed Treecreeper - 3
Southern Grey Shrike - 2
Swallow - 845
House Sparrow - 5
Wren - 4
Sedge Warbler - 231
Green Sandpiper - 1
Common Sandpiper - 8
Yellow Wagtail - 4
Greenfinch - 32
Grasshoper Warbler - 24
Woodchat Shrike - 7
Sand Martin - 49
Nightjar - 11
Crested Tit - 4
Bonelli´s Warbler - 3
Hoopoe - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 7
Red-rumped Swallow - 6
Turtle Dove - 1
Chaffinch - 1
Golden Oriole - 1
White Stork - 1
Garden Warbler -21
House Martin - 3
Moorhen - 1
Aquatic Warbler - 1
Bluethroat - 3

TOTAL - 2814

Adult Male Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Rui 'I-have-come-for-your-children' Brito

First-year Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

Sedge Warbler from Paris

Myself and Siobhán with three Common Nightjars (Caprimulgus europeaus)

Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

Matos

First-year Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

First-year Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

First-year Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

The view of the Lagoa from the Pinhal

A fistful of Phyllies - from left: Bonelli's Warbler, Willow Warbler and Iberian Chiffchaff

Dutch Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

First-year Crested Tit (Parus cristatus)

Belgian Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola)

An Aquatic Warbler and a Sedge Warbler

Tó Pereira ringing his first Bonelli's Warbler whilst wife and son, Claudia and Manuel, offer ageing tips!

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