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29/10/2018

Ornithological tour and scientific ringing in the Alfacada

It was a rainy day and everything pointed out that moving around the lagoon would not be very pleasant. However, they were able to take advantage of the moments when time gave a break to go to the networks and catch the birds that had been trapped.

Very interesting was the capture of two moustached warblers (Acrocephalus melanpogon) very rare and difficult to observe bird, similar to the sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenoaenus), with a wide white eyebrow, reddish mantle and primary projection shorter than the latter. Most of the attendees had never seen it and it was a very applauded to find one.

Another of the birds that also surprised everybody were the bluethroats  (Luscinia svecica), slender and colorful, which closed the list of the following ringed species:

  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Cetti’s warbler (Cettia cetti)
  • Moustached warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)
  • Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)