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Landsort Birds Diary!

15th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 14 Nov, 2020 17:18:41

Last night was the traditional end of season meal for the board and wardens. The next few days will now be spent completing the report for the year which will be available on the website later in the winter. We have both had such an amazing second year working on Landsort, with every day full of surprises, as is the norm on this island! It will soon be time for us to both leave the island and head back home for the winter. Thanks to all who have supported us during our stay here and made it such a joy!

Matt/Espen

Wind: South
Strength 1-10m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Brief shower early afternoon



13th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 13 Nov, 2020 20:16:43

The nets were taken down yesterday due to the season now coming to an end. The halimodendri-type Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) was still at Norra Udden. Three Kittiwake (Tretåig mås) and one Scaup (Bergand)  migrated south past Södra Udden this morning, while 30 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa) were on Storberget.

Wind: Southeast
Strength 4-12m/s
Temperature: 7-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None



12th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 12 Nov, 2020 15:10:43

Three birds were ringed this morning. The halimodendri type Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) was around Norra Udden again. There was very limited migration from a watch at Fyren this morning.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 2-9m/s
Temperature: 7-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Total: 3



11th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2020 20:09:31

7 birds were ringed this morning. There were three Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) around the south of the island, and a Long-eared Owl (Hornuggla) was roosting below Fyren.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 3-11m/s
Temperature: 5-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greefinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 7



10th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 10 Nov, 2020 18:33:04

17 birds were ringed this morning. Around 500 Purple Sandpiper (Skärrsnäppa) were seen from Fyren on the small islands surrounding Landsort. One Red-necked Grebe (Gråhakedopping), one Goshawk (Duvhök), 29 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 42 Black Guillemot (Tobisgrissla), four Goldeneye (Knipa), one Smew (Salskrake), 269 Long-tailed Ducks (Alfågel) and 60 Common Scoter (Sjöorre) were seen migrating from Fyren this morning, while a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was around the area.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-11m/s
Temperature: 5-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 6

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 17



9th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 09 Nov, 2020 16:23:07

28 birds were ringed this morning including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) and two Waxwing (Sidensvans), also caught was a Waxwing with a Lithuanian ring, the first control Waxwing for Landsort! Birds seen migrating past Södra Udden included: three Whooper Swan (Sångsvan), two Shoveler (Skedand), 49 Wigeon (Bläsand), 82 Mallard (Gräsand), 17 Tufted Ducks (Vigg), 21 Scaup (Bergand), 72 Velvet Scoter (Svärta), 175 Common Scoter (Sjöorre), 627 Long-tailed Ducks (Alfågel), 75 Goldeneye (Knipa), four Red-throated Diver (Smålom), one Black-throated Diver (Storlom) and five Red-necked Grebe (Gråhakedopping).

Wind: Northwest
Strength 4-10m/s
Temperature: 8-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Waxwing / Sidensvans: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 6

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 12

Total: 28



8th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2020 18:27:51

42 birds were ringed this morning. A very late Lesser Whitethroat (Ärtsångare) was seen briefly in the north but not well enough to determine subspecies. Birds seen migrating this morning included: six Scaup (Bergand), eight Red-throated Diver (Smålom), 311 Whooper Swan (Sångsvan), 57 Mute Swan (Knölsvan) 65 Goldeneye (Knipa) and a late Swallow (Ladusvala). A Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) was seen migrating over Torö from Norrudden and also visible from Fyren.

Wind: Northwest to northeast
Strength 2-14m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Waxwing / Sidensvans: 5

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Bearded Reedling / Skäggmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 25

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Yellowhammer / Guksparv: 1

Total: 42



7th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2020 17:31:44

52 birds were ringed this morning. Three Little Gull (Dvärgmås), three Smew (Salskrake), a Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök), 60 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) and a Parrot Crossbill were seen migrating, while two Bearded Tits (Skäggmes) were in the reedbed at Bredmar.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 4-12m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Waxwing / Sidensvans: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 31

Total: 52



6th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 06 Nov, 2020 20:35:47

74 birds were ringed this morning including two Bearded Tits (Skäggmes). A Grey Wagtail (Forsärla) and a Hawfinch (Stenknäck) were seen migrating this morning, as well as 52 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan).

Wind: Northwest
Strength 4-12m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Bearded Reedling / Skäggmes: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 3

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 53

Bullfinch / Domherre: 3

Total: 74



5th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 05 Nov, 2020 16:43:13

No nets were opened this morning due to strong westerlies. The Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was present again on the road below Fågelstationen.

Wind: West to northwest
Strength 7-20m/s
Temperature: 8-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-1/8
Precipitation: None



4th November 2020

2020 November Posted on 04 Nov, 2020 16:42:23

All nets were opened initially but wind soon picked up and we started to close more exposed nets around mid-morning. 101 birds were ringed including six Wren (Gärdsmyg), bringing us above the previous year record of 300! Six Twite (Vinterhämpling) were at Södra Udden and a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was along the road below Fågelstationen.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 4-13m/s
Temperature: 8-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 9

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 60

Bullfinch / Domherre: 14

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 101



3rd November 2020

2020 November Posted on 03 Nov, 2020 18:38:45

Nets were not opened this morning due to strong south-westerlies, but were opened for a period early afternoon and 26 birds were ringed. A Merlin (Stenfalk) flew past Bredmar.

Wind: Southwest
Strength 8-18m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 16

Bullfinch / Domherre: 4

Total: 26



2nd November 2020

2020 November Posted on 02 Nov, 2020 17:36:45

Strong southerlies meant we were again unable to open any nets this morning.

Wind: South to southwest
Strength: 13-24m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Light drizzle through morning



1st November 2020

2020 November Posted on 01 Nov, 2020 19:49:23

Strong southerlies which increased throughout the day meant we were unable to open any nets this morning. A passage of Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gäss) occurred throughout the day with several hundred migrating to the southwest, two dropped in and fed for a while on the football field.

Wind: South
Strength: 12-18m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain during evening



31st October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 31 Oct, 2020 17:35:24

111 birds were ringed this morning including the second Pallas’s Warbler (Kungsfågelsångare) of the autumn and three Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska). There was no sign of any swifts around the south of the island today despite a lot of birders looking.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength: 1-13m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Pallas’s Warbler / Kungsfågelsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 12

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 49

Arctic Redpoll / Snösiska: 3

Bullfinch / Domherre: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 111



30th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2020 20:49:23

305 birds were ringed today, including three Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska) and 11 Waxwing (Sidensvans). Two Swifts, either pallid or common (blek/vanlig Tornseglare) were found around the south of the island at around midday, and after checking the photos taken in thick fog this afternoon, it seems that they are Pallid Swifts (Blek tornseglare).

Wind: Northwest
Strength: 1-7m/s
Temperature: 5-9
Visibility: Good to poor
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Waxwing / Sidensvans: 11

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 5

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 22

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Great Grey Shrike: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 3

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 243

Arctic Redpoll / Snösiska: 3

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Total: 305



29th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 29 Oct, 2020 17:14:10

A brisk south-westerly limited the number of nets opened, but this dropped throughout the morning and it was very calm by early afternoon. 72 birds were ringed. An Arctic Redpoll (Snösiska) was with a flock of Redpolls at Fågelstationen this morning. A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was in the village, a Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk) flew south and a late Swallow (Ladusvala) flew north. A Water Rail (Vattenrall) was heard at Bredmar this evening.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 2-13m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers throughout afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 62

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 72



28th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2020 16:06:21

No nets were opened this morning due to strong south-westerlies. A 45 minute watch from Bredmarbunkern produced: five Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel), four Tufted Duck (Vigg), one Velvet Scoter (Svärta), three Black-headed Gull (Skrattmås) and three Eider (Ejder).

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 9-19m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Rain early afternoon



27th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 27 Oct, 2020 16:55:07

77 birds were ringed this morning, including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), the third this year after two on the same day in June.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 3-13m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Light showers early morning

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 54

Total: 77



26th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 26 Oct, 2020 17:28:46

84 birds were ringed today. From Södra Udden 420 Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gäss), 26 Brent Geese (Prutgäss), 16 Wigeon (Bläsand), two Kittiwake (Trätåig mås), three Smew (Salskrake) and four Velvet Scoter (Svärta) were seen migrating southwest. A Black Redstart (Svart Rödstjärt) was in the village while a Goshawk (Duvhök) was around the south of the island.

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 4-13m/s
Temperature: 11-12
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain during evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 47

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 21

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 3

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Total: 84



25th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 25 Oct, 2020 16:18:05

Wind picked up throughout the morning and nets were limited by this. 37 birds were ringed. A Richard’s Pipit (Större piplärka) flew southwest over Bredmar mid-morning and probably landed on the west coast. A Red-throated Diver (Smålom) migrated east over Bredmar.

Wind: Southeast to southwest  
Strength: 1-16m/s
Temperature: 5-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 17

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Total: 37



24th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 24 Oct, 2020 16:41:00

Nets were closed early today due to rain and increasing wind. 40 birds were ringed. Waxwing (Sidensvans) numbers have been building in the past week and a flock of 100+ was present around Bredmar this afternoon.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength: 1-17m/s
Temperature: 4-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain from 0800-1000

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 18

Total: 40



23rd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 23 Oct, 2020 20:18:17

Nets were opened late this morning due to a wet and windy start to the day. 173 birds were ringed, including ten Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar), and a Nuthatch (Nötväcka). A Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) and a Goshawk (Duvhök) were seen late morning.

Wind: West to north
Strength: 2-17m/s
Temperature: 4-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 10

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Nuthatch / Nötväcka: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 140

Bullfinch / Domherre: 7

Total: 173



22nd October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 22 Oct, 2020 19:34:29

No nets were opened today due to rain which eased by late morning.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength: 6-17m/s
Temperature: 11-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning



21st October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 21 Oct, 2020 17:34:28

41 birds were ringed this morning including a Fieldfare (Björktrast) and a late Blackcap (Svarthätta).

Wind: Southwest
Strength: 5-12m/s
Temperature: 10-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 5

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 30

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Total: 41



20th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 20 Oct, 2020 19:49:52

143 birds were ringed this morning including another 8 Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar). Light rain began in the early afternoon and this picked up into the evening.

Wind: North to south
Strength: 0-17m/s
Temperature: 3-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: rain from early afternoon onwards

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 5

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 8

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 35

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 7

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 55

Bullfinch / Domherre: 14

Total: 143



19th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 19 Oct, 2020 20:12:17

No nets were opened this morning due to strong wind which continued throughout the day.

Wind: Northwest
Strength: 7-19m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-6/8
Precipitation: None



18th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 18 Oct, 2020 17:48:44

No nets were opened this morning due to strong wind which continued throughout the day. A Common Buzzard (Ormvråk) flew over Fågelstationen mid afternoon.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 8-21m/s
Temperature: 5-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-6/8
Precipitation: None



17th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 17 Oct, 2020 19:55:12

133 birds were ringed this morning including three more Bearded Tits (Skäggmesar) and the first four Long-tailed Tits (Stjärtmesar) of the year.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 3-14m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Bearded Tit / Skäggmes: 3

Long-tailed Tit / Stjärtmes: 4

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 9

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 7

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 79

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 133



16th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 16 Oct, 2020 17:25:51

130 birds were ringed this morning, with the majority again being Redpoll (Gråsiska). This total now puts us over 13,000 birds ringed in 2020! A flock of Long-tailed Tit (Stjärtmes) migrated past Fågelstationen mid-morning.

Wind: North
Strength 3-11m/s
Temperature: 7-9
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers during afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 5

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 85

Bullfinch / Domherre: 10

Total: 130



15th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 15 Oct, 2020 19:46:13

192 birds were ringed this morning. A flock of Bearded Tits (Skäggmes) was present again in the reedbed at Bredmar.

Wind: North
Strength 5-14m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 9

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 6

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 33

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 8

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 100

Bullfinch / Domherre: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 192



14th October 2020

2020 Oktober Posted on 14 Oct, 2020 18:19:44

Due to strong northerlies increasing throughout the day no nets were opened. 85 Bean Geese (Sädgäss) migrated southwest today.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 7-20m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None



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