Update Waterpipit 2

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On the weekend of the 6th and 7th March we opened the nets again in Schlammwiss site and for the first time in Mensdorf. We had a beautiful spectacle of over 50 Water Pipits flying over the reeds for some time at Mensdorf checking where to land to roost. Most of them landed on a tree or went down in the wetlands before they flew again into the reeds. We had the biggest catch so far for this project in Mensdorf and the biggest catch ever of Water Pipits in one go for the reserve!




  • 41 waterpipits
    • 34 new captures
    • 7 recaptures from 2013 & 2014
  • 3 birds not tagged because too weak (muscle and fat very low)



  • 44 birds tagged
    • 30 new Water Pipits
    • 14 recaptured Water Pipits from 2013 & 2014
  • Need 6 more specimens


For every activity we didn’t open more than 5 netlines! After the ringing activity we closed all nets correctly and bring the Pipits back to their sleeping place.



Thank you to the team! For helping me tagging the Water Pipits until 2 a.m!

(Dave Lutgen, Raoul Mettenhoven, Joseph Dunlop, Pascale Krager, Claude Kraus)


Autor: Charel Klein

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