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April is here


Spring 2023 is an alternation of some clear and sunny days and others rainy and/or windy.

With open nets the activity is not bad, with even 70 individuals ringed per day.

There are numerous new species for the season to be reported for this beginning of April: stonechat (Saxicola rubetra), cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), wood warbler (Philloscopus sibilatrix), western black-eared wheatear (Oeananthe hispanica), goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and two representatives of the flycatchers, namely the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). The latter is very dear to us since it is depicted in the logo of the CISCA association.

Finally, a surprise arrived on the nets on Sunday the 2nd of April: a female sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). This species is very rare for us, it is in fact only the third specimen for the Ponza station: the first was ringed in 2010 and the second in 2020.

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