The fourth year of ringing on Chituc Spit ended with 10547 marked birds. After 91 days of ringing, we caught 87 species, five of which were new additions to the camps list: Gadwall (Anas strepera), Collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola), Gray-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus), Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) and Continue reading
In Eastern Romania, Vrancea County, near Ciorăşti commune, on the border with Buzău County, there is a special site where annually, an extraordinary ornithological event takes place. Red-footed Falcons roost here in significant numbers, before starting the autumn migration to the wintering quarters in Angola, Namibia and Botswana.
Red-flanked bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) breeds in undisturbed spruce forests of the Siberian taiga, but it also has some small isolated populations in Eastern Finland.
It is a long-distance migrant, winters in SE Asia, thus its a very rare vagrant in Europe.
On 17th October, an adult female was caprtured and ringed in the Milvus Group’s Chituc Ringing Camp which is the first confirmed record of the species in Romania. Continue reading