Report of the month



Report of the month - March

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In March, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 659 birds of 35 species. This number is subdivided in 331 E, 114 W and 214 K. 3 bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month March is lower (-139) than the average amount of birds caught at the station from 2001-2018 and lower (-123) than the number of last year. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2018 in comparison of the numbers of this years, 2018 and the working time for this and last year at the station Schlammwiss.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. PHYCOL Chiffchaff 91
2. EMBSCH Reed Bunting

72

3. ERIRUB Robin 45
4. CHLCHL Greenfinch 26
5. CYACAE Blue Tit 26

Interesting birds captured:

  • 23 Anthus spinoletta
  • 3 Coccothraustes coccothraustes
  • 2 Luscinia svecica
  • 2 Regulus ignicapilla
  • 2 Regulus Regulus
  • 1 Phylloscopus collybita abietinus
  • 1 Spotted Crake

Summary

Distribution of the age:

Code Amount Definiton
C 10 older than four years
B 7 born four years ago
A 5 older than three years
9 8 born three years ago
8 14 older than two years
7 37 born two years ago
6 47 older than one year
5

204

born last year
4 326 age unkown, but not born this year
3 / born this year
2 1 age unknown
1 / nestling

First spring arrivals:

Species Latin Name

Date

(this year)

Date

(last year)

 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 17.2 31.3
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 23.2 31.3
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 2.3 10.3
Stonechat Saxicola torquata 3.3 17.3
White Spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecia cyanecula 16.3 25.3
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 16.3 9.4
Goldcrest Regulus regulus 23.3 /
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 24.3 24.8
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 30.3 1.4
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 31.3 /


 

Foreign birds that we controlled this year:

Month Species Country
January Cyanistes caeruleus France
February Parus major Belgium
March Turdus merula Belgium
  Troglodytes troglodytes Belgium
  Erithacus rubecula Sweden

 

The team of the bird ringing station Schlammwiss are mostly volunteers who did an excellent work this month!

 

 We say thank you for everyone who was helping this month!

 

 

 

 

 

In summary we spent around 66 hours during 11 days working at the station.

 

 

 We also welcome the visitors on our station:

 

 

All our sightings of this month are saved in ornitho.lu

Observation

Compute total number of birds

Compute total number of observation


The weather information are offered by Meteolux.lu

 

Thank you!


Photos of this month


Some photographers sent us their photos which we included into our report.

All other photos are provided by Jim Schmitz.

 

Thank you for the photos!

 

 

 

 

Did you take any photos at the station, a visit or of any birds with a ring that could be from our station and want to publish those in the next report of the month?

Contact us!


Anabela Carvalhinho


Rob Schiltz


Max Steinmetz



Extra story:

The first two publication about the water pipit (Anthus spinoletta) project are published!


 

 

Thanks to the editiors of this report:

Charel Klein

Jim Schmitz, Anabela Carvalho, Max Steinmetz, Rob Schiltz: Photos ; Cédric Brodin: providing the data

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Report of the month - February

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In February, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 549 birds of 24 species. This number is subdivided in 222 E, 212 W and 115 K. One bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month February is higher (+99) than the average amount of birds caught at the station from 2001-2018 and lower (-156) than the number of last year. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2018 in comparison of the numbers of this years, 2018 and the working time for this and last year at the station Schlammwiss.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. CYACAE Blue Tit 112
2. PARMAJ Great Tit

43

3. CHLCHL Greenfinch 28
4. TURMER Blackbird 27
5. EMBSCH Reed Bunting 26

Interesting birds captured:

  • 2 Anthus spinoletta
  • 2 Dendrocopus medius
  • 2 Rallus aquaticus
  • 1 Spinus spinus
  • 1 Certhia brachydactyla
  • 1 Gallinago gallinago

Summary

Distribution of the age:

Code Amount Definiton
C 10 older than four years
B 3 born four years ago
A 3 older than three years
9 6 born three years ago
8 7 older than two years
7 21 born two years ago
6 61 older than one year
5

332

born last year
4 103 age unkown, but not born this year
3 / born this year
2 3 age unknown
1 / nestling

First spring arrivals:

Species  

Date

(this year)

Date

(last year)

 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 17.2 31.3

Foreign birds that we controlled this year:

Month Species Country
January Cyanistes caeruleus France
February Parus major Belgium

 

The team of the bird ringing station Schlammwiss are mostly volunteers who did an excellent work this month!

 

 We say thank you for everyone who was helping this month!

 

 

 

 

 

In summary we spent around 44 hours during 9 days working at the station.

 

 

 We also welcome the visitors on our station:

 

 

All our sightings of this month are saved in ornitho.lu

Observation

Compute total number of birds

Compute total number of observation


The weather information are offered by Meteolux.lu

 

Thank you!


Photos of this month

Extra story:

 

 

Thanks to the editiors of this report:

Charel Klein

Jim Schmitz: Photos ; Cédric Brodin: providing the data

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Report of the month - January

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In November, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 353 birds of 23 species. This number is subdivided in 138 E, 140 W and 215 K. One bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month January is higher (+151) than the average amount of birds caught in January at the station from 2001-2018 and higher (+10) than the number of last year. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2018 in comparison of the numbers of this years, 2018 and the working time for this year at the station Schlammwiss.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. CYACAE Blue Tit 108
2. PARMAJ Great Tit

63

3. EMBCIT Yellowhammer 41
4. PASDOM House Sparrow 37
5. FRICOE Chaffinch 19

Interesting birds captured:

  • 5 Dendrocopos major
  • 3 Certhia brachydactyla
  • 1 Fringilla montifringilla
  • 1 Bueto buteo
  • 1 Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

Summary

Distribution of the age:

Code Amount Definiton
C 3 older than four years
B 6 born four years ago
A 7 older than three years
9 4 born three years ago
8 10 older than two years
7 36 born two years ago
6 61 older than one year
5

268

born last year
4 88 age unkown, but not born this year
3 / born this year
2 10 age unknown
1 / nestling

Foreign birds that we controlled this year:

Month Species Country
January Cyanistes caeruleus France

 

The team of the bird ringing station Schlammwiss are mostly volunteers who did an excellent work this month!

 

 We say thank you for everyone who was helping this month!

 

 

 

 

 

In summary we spent around 25 hours during 6 days working at the station.

 

 

 We also welcome the visitors on our station:

 

 

All our sightings of this month are saved in ornitho.lu

Observation

Compute total number of birds

Compute total number of observation


The weather information are offered by Meteolux.lu

 

Thank you!


Photos of this month

Extra story:

 

 

Thanks to the editiors of this report:

Charel Klein

Jim Schmitz: Photos ; Cédric Brodin: providing the data

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Report of the month - Dezember

 

History: The nature reserve "Schlammwiss" was founded in 1982 by the foundation"Hellef fir Natur" (HFN). Afterwards the group "Letzeburger Natur- a Vullenschutzliga" (LNVL) founded the station "Schlammwiss". The station is leaded by the "centrale ornithologique Luxembourg" (COL), a part of the asbl. Natur & Emwelt. Due to the fact that Luxembourg doesn't have its own bird ringing central, we work in cooperation with Royal Belgian Instutitute of Natural Sciences. Therefore, we use rings from the Belgian Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

Location: The bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" is located in Luxembourg, between the communities Schuttrange & Munsbach. The nature reserve is part of the 375ha big Syrvalley and is an extremely important Natura 2000 zone. The reserve is periodicly flooded due to the Syr river, which is an important generator of biodiversity.

 

Research area: Around 30ha are used for researche, on a length of 1km and a width of 30-120m. The main area is covered by reeds and wetlands (20ha). Furthermore, the resarch area is subdivided and caracterized by an orchard, a forest, several ponds distributed throughout the reedbed and a purification plant (SIAS). The main techniques employed are mist nets and rail traps in order to realize population estimates (i.e. breeding population, migration, overwintering population) and survival estimates by Capture-Mark-Recapture. There are several projects running in the nature reserve and visitation are possible.

 

Summary of the ringing activity this month

In November, the bird ringing station "Schlammwiss" caught about 365 birds of 24 species. This number is subdivided in 171 E, 184 W and 10 K. One bird foreign origin has been caught.

 

The total amount of birds for the month is higher than the average amount of birds caught in Dezember at the station. The graphic below shows the average amount of birds for each month during the years 2001-2014.

 

 

E:  first capture of this individual

W:  recapture of an individual which was already captured this year

K:  individuals which were ringed one or more years ago or individuals with a foreign country or station

 

Top 5

1. PASDOM House Sparrow 41
2. CHLCHL Greenfinch

39

3. CYACAE Blue Tit 29
4. FRICOE Chawfinch 13
5. ANTSPI Waterpipit 12

Interesting birds captured:

  • 12 Anthus spinoletta
  • 2 Fringila montifringilla
  • 2 Eurasian Jay
  • 1 Phylloscopus collybita

Summary

Distribution of the age:

Code Amount Definiton
C 2 older than four years
B / born four years ago
A / older than three years
9 3 born three years ago
8 2 older than two years
7 5 born two years ago
6 1 older than one year
5 15 born last year
4 61 age unkown, but not born this year
3 193 born this year
2 83 age unknown
1 / nestling

Foreign birds that we controlled this year:

Month Species Country
January / /
February Sturnus vulgaris Belgium
March Emberiza schoeniclus France
  Phylloscopus collybita Belgium
  Phylloscopus collybita Belgium
April / /
May Acrocephalus scirpaceus Sweden
June / /
July Acrocephalus scirpaceus Latvia
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Germany - Helgoland
  Parus major Belgium
August Acrocephalus palustris Belgium
  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Belgium
  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Germany - Radolfzell
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Belgium
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Belgium
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Germany - Hiddensee
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus France
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Netherlands
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Poland
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Spain
  Sylvia borin England
  Sylvia communis Belgium
  Sylvia curruca Belgium
September Acrocephalus scirpaceus Belgium
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus England
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Germany - Hiddensee
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Poland
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Sweden
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Sweden
  Phylloscopus caollybita Sweden
  Sylvia atricapilla Belgium
October / /
November Parus caeruleus France
Dezember / /

 

The team of the bird ringing station Schlammwiss are mostly volunteers who did an excellent work this month!

 

 We say thank you for everyone who was helping this month!

 

 

 

 

 

In summary we spent around 18 hours during 5 days working at the station.

 

 

 We also welcome the visitors on our station:

 

 

All our sightings of this month are saved in ornitho.lu

Observation

Compute total number of birds

Compute total number of observation


The weather information are offered by Meteolux.lu

 

Thank you!