Last night after I updated the blog I went out with a flashlight and a net to try to catch a Jack Snipe. I located the snipe quite fast, but after that it just went downhill.. Time after another it tricked me. For close to two hours I just ran around in the dark swearing to myself. And when I almost were about to give up, I GOT IT!!
I had mud from top to toe, but it was totally worth it. What a feeling after that effort, and what a wonderful creature!
This morning were our last at Utklippan for this autumn, at ten the boat came and picked us up. But before that we managed to see three new species for the week, a Red-throated Pipit, a Little Grebe and we caught a Grasshopper Warbler. In total we ringed 1500 birds and saw 117 species during the week.
I will try to sum this week up in a longer blog post in a few days. But this is all for now folks.
Now I'm going to have a well deserved shower (there is non at Utklippan)!