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Landsort Birds Diary!

21st September 2019

Uncategorised 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



12th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 12 Sep, 2019 19:24:10

Due to a westerly gale overnight with strong winds continuing all day, no nets were opened. A Honey Buzzard (Bivråk) was seen migrating south from the north end this morning, as were two Peregrine Falcons (Pilgrimsfalk). An Osprey (Fiskgjuse) was seen this morning at the north, and either the same or a different bird was seen at Saltmar this afternoon. A Goshawk (Duvhök) was at Våta Väggen and two Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök) flew south over the obs.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 7-20 m/s
Temperature: 14-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None



11th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 11 Sep, 2019 20:58:58

51 birds were ringed on an overcast morning today, including the first Bluethroat (Blåhake) and two Red-breasted Flycatcher (Mindre flugsnappare) of the autumn.

Wind: Easterly to southwesterly
Strength 1-15 m/s
Temperature: 14-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 15

Bluethroat / Blåhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 2

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 7

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 10

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Red-breasted Flycatcher / Mindre flugsnappare: 2

Total: 51



10th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 10 Sep, 2019 20:13:46

A good day for raptor migration, with 34 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök), two Marsh Harrier (Brun kärrhök), one Goshawk (Duvhök), 2 Kestrel (Tornfalk), one Hobby (Lärkfalk) and a juvenile Pallid Harrier (Stäpphök) passing over the observatory. 35 birds were ringed including a further increase in Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) and Robin (Rödhake) numbers.

Wind: Easterly
Strength 6-11 m/s
Temperature: 16-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 12

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Reed Warbler / Rörsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 9

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Total: 35



9th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 09 Sep, 2019 21:46:07

Rain overnight gave way to a foggy morning with very light easterlies. It was another good day of migration and in the afternoon as the fog began to lift 90 Wheatear (Stenskvätta) were counted along the coast to the south of the obs. At Södra Udden the first Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) of the autumn, and one of the first seen in Sweden this autumn was seen in a valley to the south of the lighouse for about 10 minutes. A Slavonian Grebe (Svarthakedopping) was off Jutvik. 30 birds were ringed including a Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) and a Sedge Warbler (Sävsångare), as well as four Wheatear (Stenskvätta), the first caught since spring.

Wind: Easterly
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 16-18
Visibility: Poor to good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 3

Wheatear / Stenskvätta: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 6

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 4

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit flugsnappare: 1

Total: 30



8th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 08 Sep, 2019 21:30:48

The first fine and still morning we can remember in some time, although that deteriorated throughout the day giving way to cold squally conditions by evening. 31 birds were ringed this morning, including another late Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata) and the second Woodcock (Morkulla) of the year, along with small numbers of other expected autumn migrants. Throughout the morning a good southbound passage took place and 622 White Wagtails (Sädesärla) went south as did 7 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök). The still conditions last night provided a good opportunity to put out the sound recorder for the first time to record nocturnal migration. Analysis of the sonogram showed up very little migration other than a surprise Spotted Flycatcher (Grå flugsnappare), which flew over at 23:40 yesterday, as well as a couple of Common Snipe (Enkelbeckasin).

Wind: Easterly to northeasterly
Strength 1-13 m/s
Temperature: 13-17
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain starting early evening

Ringing day totals:

Woodcock / Morkulla: 1

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 10

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 31



7th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 07 Sep, 2019 21:26:43

A fairly brisk wind meant that only more sheltered nets were opened this morning, and light rain was a feature until about 11am. 18 birds were ringed, including a rather late Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata).

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 3-14 m/s
Temperature: 13-17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Light rain throughout morning

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 7

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 18



6th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 06 Sep, 2019 20:31:50

Today started off with brisk westerlies which prevented us opening any nets. Several Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) were noted migrating south and four Black-throated Divers (Storlom) flew over.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 4-12 m/s
Temperature: 13-16
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None



5th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 05 Sep, 2019 20:18:56

A wet and windy start prevented us opening any nets this morning and we took the opportunity to spend the day off the island stocking up on food in Nynäshamn.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 4-16 m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Period of rain this morning from around 0415



4th September 2019

2019 September Posted on 04 Sep, 2019 20:26:44

A windy start meant the nets were not opened until 6:45, but the wind continued to drop throughout the morning and 14 birds were ringed.

Wind: Southwesterly to southerly
Strength 1-13 m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Total: 14



3rd September 2019

2019 September Posted on 03 Sep, 2019 21:29:36

18 birds were ringed this morning. In an hour this evening 24 Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa), two Turnstone (Roskarl), two Pintail (Stjärtand), six Teal (Kricka) and one Oystercatcher (Strandskata) migrated south past Vadarbunkern.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 8-15 m/s
Temperature: 15-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 5-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Sedge Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Common Whitethroat / Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Total: 18



2nd September 2019

2019 September Posted on 02 Sep, 2019 19:47:11

11 birds were ringed this morning, the number of open nets was restricted by westerly winds throughout the morning which picked up further into the evening. Only a few migrants were noted today; two Marsh Harriers (Brun kärrhök) and two Kestrel (Tornfalk) flew south over the obs during the morning, while a Grey Plover (Kustsnäppa) flew west.

Wind: Southwesterly and westerly
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 15-19
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Redstart / Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Total: 11



1st September 2019

2019 September Posted on 01 Sep, 2019 19:26:38

A day of blustery southeasterlies and little migration, although a few waders, terns and ducks were seen migrating past the lighthouse this morning. Eight birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Southeasterly to southwesterly
Strength 5-13 m/s
Temperature: 18-21
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-8/8
Precipitation: Rain showers from
around 16:30

Ringing day totals:

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 2

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå flugsnappare: 1

Scarlet Rosefinch / Rosenfink: 1

Total: 8



31st August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 31 Aug, 2019 20:46:45

24 birds were
ringed this morning including the first Song Thrush (Taltrast) for over a
month.

Wind: Southwesterly
Strength 4-10 m/s
Temperature: 18-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree
Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 4

Redstart
/ Rödstjärt: 2

Song
Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare:
5

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 5

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit
flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata:
1

Total: 24



30th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 30 Aug, 2019 19:19:32

10 birds were
ringed on a fairly slow day for migration with moderate westerly to
southwesterly winds. The most notable sighting was a probable juvenile Pallid
Harrier
(Stäpphök) seen very briefly migrating south past the obs this morning,
a juvenile Cuckoo (Gök) was at the obs this evening.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 2-13 m/s
Temperature: 18-20
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree
Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Blackbird
/ Koltrast: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare:
1

Garden Warbler /
Trädgårdssångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 3

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå
flugsnappare: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit
flugsnappare: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Total: 10



29th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 29 Aug, 2019 19:44:49

22 birds were
ringed this morning including three juvenile Red-backed Shrike (Törnskata).
Groups of Pintail (Stjärtand) and Wigeon (Bläsand) were noted migrating west
over the island.

Wind: Southeasterly to southwesterly
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 19-24
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Thundery showers
throughout the morning followed by more rain in the evening

Ringing day totals:

Redstart
/ Rödstjärt: 1

Lesser Whitethroat / Ärtsångare:
5

Garden Warbler /
Trädgårdssångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 5

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå
flugsnappare: 2

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit
flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata:
3

Yellowhammer: 1

Total: 22



28th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 28 Aug, 2019 20:33:47

Sightings
from a few hours watching at the lighthouse this morning included 155
White Wagtail (Sädesärla), 65 Pintail (Stjärtand), 34 Wigeon (Bläsand) and
four Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) migrating south as well as a flock of 17 Raven
(Korp) which U-turned. 13 birds were ringed.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 3-11 m/s
Temperature: 19-25
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Icterine
Warbler / Härmsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat /
Ärtsångare: 4

Common Whitethroat /
Törnsångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 3

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Pied Flycatcher / Svartvit
flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata:
1

Tree Sparrow / Pilfink: 1

Total: 13



27th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 27 Aug, 2019 20:20:51

Another warm
and clear day. 25 birds were ringed this morning including the second juvenile
Cuckoo (Gök) of the season and the first Goldcrest (Kungsfågel) since the
spring. A number of waders were migrating down the west coast this afternoon,
but most were passing high overhead.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 2-7 m/s
Temperature: 19-26
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Cuckoo
/ Gök: 1

Redstart
/ Rödstjärt: 2

Lesser Whitethroat /
Ärtsångare: 8

Common Whitethroat /
Törnsångare: 2

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Wood Warbler / Grönsångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 6

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå
flugsnappare: 2

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata:
1

Total: 25



26th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 26 Aug, 2019 21:14:20

A warm, clear and still morning. Hussvala/house martin and ladusvala/barn swallow were circling high and feeding, flocks of gulärla/yellow wagtail and sädesärla/white wagtail were migrating south, two mindre korsnäbbred/common crossbill were also going south and a female sparvhök/sparrowhawk was hunting around the Fågelstation.

Wind: South southwest
Strength 3-8 m/s
Temperature: 17-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0/8
Precipitation: None.

21 birds ringed: Rödhake/robin 2, rödstjärt/redstart 1, koltrast/blackbird 1, artsångare/lesser whitethroat 8, törnsångare/whitethroat 1,svarthätta/blackcap 1, lövsångare/willow warbler 6, rosenfink/rosefinch 1.



25th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 25 Aug, 2019 21:31:27

Overnight was clear, as dawn approached the sky became heavily overcast and it did not get completely light until after 6am. Skräntärna/Caspian tern were seen in the south during the morning. Bläsand/wigeon, kricka/teal, stjäartand/pintail and svärta/velvet scoter were seen going west over the island in the north throughout the morning and a videsparv/rustic bunting was to the south of the Fågelstation.

Wind: South southwest
Strength 3-8 m/s
Temperature: 17-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8 – 2/8
Precipitation: None.

44 birds ringed: Rödhake/robin 2, koltrast/blackbird 1, härmsångare/icterine warbler 2, artsångare/lesser whitethroat 7, trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 5, lövsångare/willow warbler 24, grå flugsnappare/spotted flycatcher 1, törnskata/red-backed shrike 1, rosenfink/rosefinch 1.



24th August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 24 Aug, 2019 21:29:31

Overnight blustery westerly wind calmed at daybreak for a clear sunny day. Vismig picked up through the morning with trädpiplärka/tree pipit and gulärla/yellow wagtail seen going south and several sparvhök/sparrowhawk were noted through the day. An Ortolansparv/Ortolan bunting was seen going north mid morning and a videsparv/rustic bunting was to the south of the Fågelstation, both of these species have declined dramtically in recent years. Light passage offshore included three Skräntärna/Caspian tern, noted going southwest.

During the afternoon fourteen getingspindel/wasp spiders were found in Bredmar and an additional four at Saltmar were the first seen there this year.

Wind: Westnorthwest
Strength 1,5-8 m/s
Temperature: 17-22
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2/8 – 0/8
Precipitation: None.

30 birds ringed: Trädpiplärka/tree pipit 5, rödhake/robin 2, koltrast/blackbird 1, ärtsångare/lesser whitethroat 4, trädgårdssångare/garden warbler 4, svarthätta/blackcap 1, Lövsångare/willow warbler 11



23rd August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 23 Aug, 2019 21:22:55

Overcast and blustery winds from the west prevented any ringing activity today. During seawatch on the east coast migration was observed throughout the day with over 800 waders recorded going south. In summary there were, 324 strandskata/oystercatcher, 78 kustpipare/grey plover, 250 kustsnäppa/red knot, 1 sandlöpare/sanderling, 7 spovsnäppa/curlew sandpiper and 129 kärrsnäppa/dunlin. Also noted going south were the first dvärgmås/little gull for the year at Landsort, a juvenile in the morning and an adult and juvenile during the afternoon and a flock of 14 skedand/shoveler. Gulärla/yellow wagtail were seen at Saltmar, a female sparvhök/sparrowhawk was hunting gluttsnäppa/greenshank over the water in Saltmar and 60 hussvala were going south over the island.

Wind: West
Strength 9-14.5 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Heavy rain from mid morning until early afternoon, brief showers in the evening.

Nets not opened today



22nd August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 22 Aug, 2019 20:48:14

No nets were
opened today due to strong westerlies in the morning. Two Marsh Harrier (Brun
Kärrhök) were seen at Saltmar this morning and thee Whinchats (Busksvätta) were
also present there. Two Little Stint (Småsnäppa) migrated south down the east
coast this evening.

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 7-13m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-8/8
Precipitation: None



21st August 2019

2019 Augusti Posted on 21 Aug, 2019 21:29:59

The first day
ringing for a while due to the blustery conditions over the past few days. 52
birds were ringed, including 11 Tree Pipits (Trädpiplerka), a number equalling the
day record set in May 2007. As well as these birds a significant number more
were migrating straight over during the morning. A Greater White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås)
migrated over this morning and a Black Tern (Svarttärna) went south past
Vadarbunkern. This evening, a small selection of waders migrated south past here,
as well as a flock containing 4 Pintail (Stjärtand) and 3 Wigeon (Bläsand).

Wind: Westerly to southwesterly
Strength 4-10m/s
Temperature: 14-18
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 1-5/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree
Pipit / Trädpiplerka: 11

Robin
/ Rödhake: 2

Thrush
Nightingale / Näktergal: 1

Sedge
Warbler / Sävsångare: 1

Lesser Whitethroat /
Ärtsångare: 11

Common Whitethroat /
Törnsångare: 1

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare: 1

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 4

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 16

Spotted Flycatcher / Grå
flugsnappare: 1

Red-backed Shrike / Törnskata:
1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 52



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