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Landsort Birds Diary!

14th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 14 Oct, 2019 18:22:28

Overnight rain continued into this morning which meant we were again unable to open the nets, eventually it reduced to a drizzle which continued on and off until the afternoon. For the first time in a while there was noticeable migration over this island, most obvious were 600 Woodpigeons (Ringduva), several hundred Fieldfare (Björktrast), smaller numbers of the other thrush species and good numbers of finches and Reed Bunting (Sävsparv). Two Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) were present, one at Saltmar and one at Södra Udden while a Woodcock (Morkulla) was at Batteri.

Wind: Variable, mostly northerly
Strength 4-17 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 6-8/8
Precipitation: Rain during morning and on/off through afternoon



13th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 13 Oct, 2019 20:53:22

A windy morning meant we were not able to open any nets, this dropped off during the day giving way to a much calmer afternoon.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 5-16 m/s
Temperature: 9-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None



12th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 12 Oct, 2019 18:35:33

A clearer day today but westerly wind meant that we were even more limited than yesterday in nets we could open, this was reflected in the catch of 18 birds ringed.

Wind: Sothwesterly
Strength 8-16 m/s
Temperature: 9-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Evening rain showers

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 5

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 18



11th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 11 Oct, 2019 19:13:24

A windy day and only some of the more sheltered nets were opened, 21 birds were ringed. The light trap has been run most nights since getting it last week. After a slow start with none or very few moths the mild weather over the past couple of days has meant larger catches and we’ve been able to get our eye in on the more regular species in this season. So far we have recorded 12 species.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 5-14 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers in afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 21



10th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 10 Oct, 2019 21:23:04

Another overcast day. 45 birds were ringed this morning. A Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) at Södra Udden and 8 Jay (Nötskrika) flew south over the obs late morning.

Wind: Southerly to southwesterly
Strength 3-10 m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 14

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 45



9th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 09 Oct, 2019 20:31:34

A mostly calm though overcast day, 109 birds were ringed this morning. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was again seen in the Saltmar area, a Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) was flushed from Bredmar and a Woodlark (Trädlärka) flew north over the obs.

Wind: Easterly to westerly
Strength 2-10 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 55

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 35

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Total: 109



8th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 08 Oct, 2019 17:21:20

119 birds were ringed this morning, including a late Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) and the first Fieldfare (Björktrast) of the autumn. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was seen around Saltmar again and a Whinchat (Buskskvätta) and a Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) were in Bredmar.

Wind: Northwesterly to southwesterly
Strength 0-7 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: light rain starting early evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 10

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 38

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 4

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 7

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 33

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 8

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 5

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 119



7th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 08 Oct, 2019 16:45:41

66 birds were ringed this morning, including the first Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) of the year – tentatively aged as a juvenile on the basis of some retained juvenile upper tail coverts. Sadly for today’s visiting birders, the Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) had seemingly departed and was not seen all day. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was seen at Saltmar, where a group of Bearded Tits (Skäggmes) were also heard calling, but proved elusive. Two Woodlarks (Trädlärka) flew south and the Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), a ringed individual, was still in the village.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 2-7 m/s
Temperature: 0-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 5

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 15

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 66



6th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 06 Oct, 2019 21:23:12

A quieter day today with 61 birds ringed this morning. The Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) was still present all day and showed well at times for the several hundred visiting birders. Additionally, a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) was north of Saltmar, a Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk) flew south over Fårhagen, where there was also a Woodlark (Trädlärka) and a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) was seen in the village. For several nights in the past week we have attempted to catch Tengmalm’s Owl (Pärluggla), but have so far drawn a blank.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 0-8
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 8

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 7

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 14

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 4

Total: 61



5th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 05 Oct, 2019 21:07:00

A frosty cold start gave way to a clear, crisp day. 96 birds were ringed at Bredmar, including the first Penduline Tit (Pungmes) to ever be ringed on the island, possibly the same juvenile that was seen last weekend. The first Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) of the autumn was also ringed, as well as the first Redpolls (Gråsiska) of the autumn. The sleepy afternoon lull was quickly forgotten when we received a call about a Brown Shrike (Brun törnskata) at Saltmar, found by two visiting Dutch birders. The bird, an adult male, represents only the second record of this species in Sweden (the first was ringed on Nidingen, Halland in October 1984). It showed on and off all afternoon in the scrubby area opposite the memorial at Saltmar. The first visiting twitchers managed to see it before it finally dropped out of sight, but it was not seen to leave this area.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 4-11 m/s
Temperature: 0-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Jack Snipe / Dvärgbeckasin: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 10

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 13

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 37

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Penduline Tit / Pungmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 96



4th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 04 Oct, 2019 20:16:10

106 birds were ringed today, including the first Snipe (Enkelbeckasin) of the year.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 4-14 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Snipe / Enkelbeckasin: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 25

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 2

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 5

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 34

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 10

Brambling / Bergfink: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 106



3rd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 03 Oct, 2019 20:02:00

A blustery morning with on/off rain showers, which prevented any nets being opened. Several groups of Fieldfare (Björktrast) and Mistle Thrush (Dubbeltrast) were on the move and a Merlin (Stenfalk) was seen at the north.

Wind: Northerly
Strength 6-15 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: Rain this morning



2nd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 02 Oct, 2019 21:56:19

111 birds were ringed today, including a late Reed Warbler (Rörsångare). Some nets were not opened due to a moderate westerly during the morning, which dropped off and moved to northeasterly by the evening. Rain set in for the afternoon at around 15:00.

Wind: Westerly to northeasterly
Strength 3-15 m/s
Temperature: 6-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain from around 15:00

Ringing day totals:

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 2

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 6

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 26

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 7

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 20

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 22

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 10

Total: 111



1st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 01 Oct, 2019 20:16:00

A brisk westerly prevented any nets being opened this morning and continued all day. At least two Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) were seen, as was a Merlin (Stenfalk) and several Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) moved south.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 9-18 m/s
Temperature: 7-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None



30th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 30 Sep, 2019 21:37:15

224 birds were ringed this morning including another Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel), a Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka) and a Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare). Today we also passed 6000 birds ringed this year and 2000 birds in September, a good way to end the month. A first attempt trying out the new moth trap this evening was thwarted by a sudden squally rain shower after which the wind picked up to a brisk westerly.

Wind: Easterly to westerly
Strength 0-20 m/s
Temperature: 10-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Intense squally shower at around 19:45

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 41

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 26

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 99

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 23

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 5

Total: 224



29th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 29 Sep, 2019 21:10:33

225 birds were ringed this morning including a further two Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel), a Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare), two Meadow Pipit (Ängspiplärka), a late Common Redstart (Rödstjärt) the second Siberian Chiffchaff (Siberisk gransångare) of the autumn along with the first Redwing (Rödvingetrast). A Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) was seen over Bredmar early afternoon.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 1-5 m/s
Temperature: 10-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain on/off from around 9am until early evening

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 66

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 10

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Siberian Chiffchaff / Siberisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 72

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 43

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 225



28th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 28 Sep, 2019 21:40:16

Rain set in this morning and continued most of the day. A good number of grounded migrants were present and 168 birds were ringed before the rain set in this morning, including the first Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) of the year. The Siberian Chffchaff (Siberisk gransångare) ringed on 25th was retrapped. A Penduline Tit (Pungmes) was heard and seen around Bredmar and a Hen Harrier (Blå kärrhök) flew south.

Wind: Southeasterly to southwesterly
Strength 0-12 m/s
Temperature: 10-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: Rain on/off from around 9am until early evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 40

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 10

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 104

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 8

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 168



27th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 27 Sep, 2019 19:28:57

A breezy but clear start to the day becoming cloudy late afternoon. The first jorduggla/short-eared owl of the autumn for Landsort was seen in the afternoon, blå kärrhök/hen harrier was also noted and a mindre flugsnappare/red-brested flycatcher was north along the lane from the Fågelstation.

Wind: East
Strength 6,5-9m/s
Temperature: 10-13°C
Visibility: Very good
Cloud cover: 0/8 then 8/8 in the evening
Precipitation: None.

158 birds ringed: Gärdsmyg/wren 1, rödhake/robin 59, taltrast/song thrush 1, svarthätta/blackcap 2, gransångare/chiffchaff 4, kungsfågel/goldcrest 68, blåmes/blue tit 1, trädkrypare/treecreeper 3, bofink/chaffinch 11, grönsiska/siskin 8.



26th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 26 Sep, 2019 21:02:04

A clear day with moderate easterlies. 99 birds were ringed, of which 77 were Goldcrest (Kungsfågel). A Woodlark (Trädlärka) was on the track by Kummelhålet.

Wind: Easterly
Strength 6-13 m/s
Temperature: 7-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 10

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 77

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Total: 99



25th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 25 Sep, 2019 20:40:07

Another calm start with wind picking up gradually by late morning. 72 birds were ringed, including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Siberisk gransångare), a classic individual which was also heard to call. 56 Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gås) flew southwest over the obs mid-morning.

Wind: Easterly to northeasterly
Strength 1-9 m/s
Temperature: 8-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

White Wagtail / Sädesärla: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 21

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 6

Siberian Chiffchaff / Siberisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 23

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 3

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Total: 72



24th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 24 Sep, 2019 21:23:47

95 birds were ringed this morning, including a late Pied Flycatcher (Svartvit flugsnappare) and the second Coal Tit (Svartmes) of the year. A Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Större dagsvärmare) was on honeysuckle by the obs this morning.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 1-7 m/s
Temperature: 8-14
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 35

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 30

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 8

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 95



23rd September 2019

2019 September Posted on 23 Sep, 2019 21:42:34

A calm and sunny day. Nets were kept open until around 16:00 today due to continuing movement after the standard ringing period. 287 birds were ringed, the highest catch so far of the year, this included 169 Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) and the second Jay (Nötskrika) of the season – only the 4th ever ringed on Landsort. 8 Jay (Nötskrika) were seen around the observatory late morning.

Wind: Southerly to southeasterly
Strength 4-10 m/s
Temperature: 8-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 58

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 169

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Jay / Nötskrika: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 11

Siskin / Grönsiska: 28

Total: 287



22nd September 2019

2019 September Posted on 22 Sep, 2019 18:14:04

A clear and still night becoming increasingly breezy and overcast during the morning. Observation time for vismig was minimal but small flocks of sädesärla/white wagtail were going south over the Fågelstation, 3 trädpiplärka/tree pipit and 12 ängspiplärka/meadow pipit were also going south.

Wind: West to northwest overnight then northeast from mid morning
Strength 3-8.5m/s
Temperature: 9-11.5°C
Visibility: Very good but a little misty around midday
Cloud cover: 0/8 until 8am then 8/8, brightening up late afternoon
Precipitation: None.

138 birds ringed: Sädesärla/white wagtail 1, gärdsmyg/wren 1, rödhake/robin 53, blåhake/bluethroat 1, svarthätta/blackcap 2, gransångare/chiffchaff 1, lövsångare/willow warbler 1, kungsfågel/goldcrest 72, blåmes/blue tit 1, talgoxe/great tit 1, bofink/chaffinch 1, grönsiska/siskin 2, sävsparv/reed bunting 1.



21st September 2019

2019 September Posted on 21 Sep, 2019 20:21:48

A clear and warm day. A quieter day for grounded birds but there was an increase of bofink/chaffinch, Blåmes/blue tit and talgoxe/great tit feeding around the Fågelstation. Also at the Fågelstation a tree pipit with two more individuals at Saltmar.

Vismig noted during the morning, going south 20 sparvhök/sparrowhawk, 7 tornfalk/kestrel and 5 fjällvråk/rough-legged buzzard that initially went south and then returned north.

Wind: West to northwest
Strength 3-8.5m/s
Temperature: 10-16.5°C
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0/8
Precipitation: None.

30 birds ringed: Gärdsmyg/wren 2, rödhake/robin 7, taltrast/song thrush 2, svarthätta/blackcap 4, gransångare/chiffchaff 3, kungsfågel/goldcrest 1, blåmes/blue tit 2, talgoxe/great tit 2, bofink/chaffinch 6, bergfink/brambling 1



20th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 20 Sep, 2019 19:23:28

A chill in the air this morning following a clear night, even a little frost in the more sheltered areas, then clouding over by daybreak.

Four nötskrika/jay were quite vocal in the trees around the Fågelstation for a couple of hours during the morning, which are the first seen here this year, although the stare/starlings had almost convinced us nötskrika/jay were present during the spring. Vismig was quieter, two sparvhök/sparrowhawk went south early morning, 24 ängspiplärka/meadow pipit and 18 bofink/chaffinch also went south over the course of the morning.

Wind: Northwest during the morning, southwest by the afternoon
Strength 3-8m/s
Temperature: 7-10°C
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None.

85 birds ringed: Sparvhök/sparrowhawk 1, gärdsmyg/wren 2, järnsparv/dunnock 1, rödhake/robin 15, taltrast/song thrush 10, ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 2, svarthätta/blackcap 5, gransångare/chiffchaff 4, lovsångare/willow warbler 5, kungsfågel/goldcrest 32, svartmes/coal tit 1, blåmes/blue tit 1, talgoxe/great tit 1, nötskrika/jay 1, bofink/chaffinch 4.



19th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 19 Sep, 2019 21:22:53

A cool, clear and breezy morning. New sightings for the autumn were two blå kärrhök/hen harrier going south on the west coast mid morning. Late morning a fjällvråk/rough-legged buzzard went north over the Fågelstation. During migration watch at the north of the island a varfågel/great grey shrike and flock of 6 rödvingetrast/redwing were also the first for the autumn on Landsort. During the afternoon a stenfalk/merlin went north along the east coast.

Also seen during the morning, a hummingbird hawkmoth was feeding from the late flowers on the honeysuckle at the Fågelstation.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 7-13,5m/s
Temperature: 7-11°C
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2/8
Precipitation: None.

68 birds ringed: Gärdsmyg/wren 9, rödhake/robin 9, taltrast/song thrush 21, ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 1, trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 2, svarthätta/blackcap 2, gransångare/chiffchaff 2, lövsångare/willow warbler 1, kungsfågel/goldcrest 17, blåmes/blue tit 1, trädkrypare/treecreeper 2, bofink/chaffinch 1.



18th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 18 Sep, 2019 20:20:58

A cold northwesterly wind dominated today. 72 birds were ringed including the first real surge of Song Thrush (Taltrast) of the autumn. A ringtail harrier (kärrhök) sp was seen briefly late morning from the ringing lab, flying north up the island.

Wind: Northwesterly
Strength 5-14 m/s
Temperature: 7-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 10

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 26

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 27

Total: 72



17th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 17 Sep, 2019 20:17:45

A day of fine though chilly weather. 143 birds were ringed including the first 4 Meadow Pipits (Ängspiplärka) of the year and the first 4 Wrens (Gärdsmyg) of the autumn. Interestingly, a Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) came out of roost by the football pitch this morning and then drifted south.

Wind: Northerly to northwesterly
Strength 0-10 m/s
Temperature: 8-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Meadow Pipit / Ängspiplärka: 4

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 67

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 7

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 8

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 18

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 15

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 143



16th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 16 Sep, 2019 19:20:48

Another windy day with no nets opened.

Wind: Westerly to northwesterly
Strength 10-17 m/s
Temperature: 10-13
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None



15th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 15 Sep, 2019 20:01:14

A westerly gale continued all day long, gusting at a max of 23 m/s. No nets were opened and limited migration took place although a few Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) still moved south.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 13-23 m/s
Temperature: 12-15
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until mid-morning



14th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 14 Sep, 2019 18:56:34

23 birds were ringed this morning, despite a very limited number of nets being opened due to the wind, these included the first two Dunnock (Järnsparv) of the autumn. The first Brambling (Bergfink) of the autumn was heard by the obs and a Honey Buzzad (Bivråk) flew south and shortly back north this morning.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 6-15 m/s
Temperature: 13-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Total: 23



13th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 13 Sep, 2019 20:35:35

30 birds were ringed this morning, the nets were restricted to more sheltered ones due to westerly winds. The key feature of today was an impressive raptor passage, with the following migrating south past the obs: 63 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök), 15 Kestrel (Tornfalk), 5 Honey Buzzard (Bivråk), 1 Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) and one Hobby (Lärkfalk). Also present were 16 White-tailed Eagles (Havsörn), 1 Goshawk (Duvhök) and 1 Osprey (Fiskgjuse) present around the island.

Wind: Westerly
Strength 8-15 m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 6

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch: 1

Total: 30



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