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A total of 32 birds searched today, with Tomas (who also left for Umeå today before noon) searching another 20 or so. One nymph of (probably) a Philopterus from a Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva and what appears to be an adult of Rostrinirmus ruficeps from a Tree Sparrow Passer montanus. The latter, if correct, means that one of the target species for this trip has been collected.

I have so far searched a total of 295 birds this last 9 days, which is more than I did for the first month I was down here in May 2007, but still half as many as the third trip here, in September-October 2007. Still, if I can continue at this pace, I may reach about 2000 birds this trip, plus those searched by Heidi and Emily. Which isn’t so bad, considering that I’ve only ever searched just above 3000 birds. Hopefully, this will be a nice faunistic paper, and the taxonomic initiative will finally get a properly published report on the lice in Sweden…


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  1. gmail gör nåt nytt och sorterar bort blogginlägg under en särskild flik, så jag har inte tänkt på att du har behagat förära Sverige ett besök. Om du är i Göteborg på lördag (vilket det finns anledning att betvivla) så leder jag exkursion till Brudarebacken.

    För övrigt åker jag på kurs för lärare på Tjärnö nästa fredag. Det är visst Urban som ska lära oss ett och annat.

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