Saturday, 30 June 2012

Common Tern in Hungary!

I received a report about one of my Commons Tern, seen in Hungary. This is the first foreign report of a tern I ringed in this project and the first Israeli Common Tern recovery or control from Hungary. Thanks to Andras Fodor for this interesting report.

I0E in Hungary

On Sunday (24/06) I resumed the tern ringing efforts in Atlit; now in the colony many chicks have fledged. They sit on the ground and every adult that flies above is welcomed with screams and open bills. In total, 45 terns were caught, of which 29 Common Terns with a first flying juvenile and 16 Little Terns with 10 juveniles. Also I ringed some early autumn migrants, as every year they're waders, that night I had 2 Redshanks and 1 Greenshank.

Little Tern - juvenile

See below a few screenshots from the web camera in tern colony:

In Tzor'a the breeding season is also very good and productive with many warblers. Last Friday (22/06) we caught 186 birds with massive effort, most were Reed Warblers, Cetti's Warblers, Eastern Olivaceous Warblers, Clamorous Reed-Warblers and Sardinian Warblers. In CES (28/06) also nice catch with very few species: 70 birds, 68 of them were Reed Warblers.