|Blixøya Ringing Station|
Grey-headed woodpecker Picus canus is a new species ringed today at Blixøya Ringing Station. It is a long time since the last new ringed species, and the one today brings the total to 95 species ringed at Blixøya!
Tawny Owl Strix aluco is breeding at Blixøya Ringing Station for the first year. The female was ringed today and brings the total to 91 species ringed.
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria was caught today and is the 90th species ringed at Blixøya Ringing Station.
An early Bluethroat Luscinia svecica was caught during the first days of ringing this autumn.
The Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris controlled at Lågskär, Åland in Finland 2007-06-09 was Norways second recovery of a Marsh Warbler abroad, and also the oldest Marsh Warbler ringed in Norway (3 years and 10 months).
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis have never before been caught at Blixøya and was first ringed the 24th of july 2006. The total is now 89 ringed species.
Merlin Falco columbarius is caught only once, even though it migrates through the area both spring and autumn. It was first ringed the 10th of april 2005.
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana is so far the rarest bird caught at Blixøya and was caught the 24th of august 2003.