Only 19 birds searched today, as it was too windy in the morning to open the nets. No new species for this trip today, but I forgot to mention that I searched three new species yesterday (none of which gave any lice):

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Today, however, I did manage to get lice from two hosts I haven’t got any lice from before on this trip:

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Both gave a single Menacanthus, and one Tree Sparrow Passer montanus gave two nymphs of Philopterus/Sturnidoecus that I can’t identify to genus level in the field.

Supposedly the weather is going to be good for catching tomorrow, but it can change so quickly here by the sea…


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