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Landsort Birds Diary!

19th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 19 Nov, 2019 17:01:43

Although the last post was the official goodbye for this year, it would be wrong not to post an update about the Hume’s Warbler (Bergtajgasångare) found near the chapel this afternoon! There was also a late Chiffchaff (Gransångare) in the area as well as a flock of Waxwings (Sidensvans) and a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at Södra Udden.



14th – 17th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 17 Nov, 2019 20:06:55

The last few days have been spent finishing end of season tasks such as preparing the end of year report. On friday some board members came out for the traditional end of season meal with the wardens. It goes without saying that this has been an outstanding first season working at the station and although we are now heading home we are both returning for a second season next year. Goodbye till then!



13th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 19:51:02

A very still day, the only sighting of note was a Blackcap (Svarthätta) at Saltmar this evening.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 0-9 m/s
Temperature: 6-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: rain till late morning



12th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 12 Nov, 2019 21:52:14

A windy and damp day. Around 100 of Long-tailed Ducks (Alfåglar) were gathered distantly off Södra Udden this morning.

Wind: Southeast to southwest
Strength 7-16 m/s
Temperature: 7
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: on/off drizzle



11th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 11 Nov, 2019 20:16:06

The nets were taken down today as the end of the season is nearing and we are working on the annual report for the past year.

Wind: North to southwest
Strength 2-13 m/s
Temperature: 0-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None



10th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 10 Nov, 2019 20:31:29

No nets were opened this morning due to wind and rain. A Goshawk (Duvhök) flew north past the lighthouse during the afternoon.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-16 m/s
Temperature: -2-3
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: on/off drizzle



9th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 09 Nov, 2019 17:57:58

Due to it raining for most of the day no nets were opened. A Lapland Bunting (Lappsparv) flew over this morning and a larger number of thrushes was present than in recent days, with up to 200 Redwing (Rödvingetrast) present around the south this morning and a few Song Thrush (Taltrast) also present. A late Chiffchaff (Gransångare) was looking rather sorry for itself in the rain this afternoon at Kummelhålet.

Wind: East to northwest
Strength 0-12 m/s
Temperature: 3-6
Visibility: Moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Rain



8th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 08 Nov, 2019 20:38:55

The day started cool and damp but the wind swung around to the south in the evening bringing the temperature up to around 8 degrees. 15 birds were ringed this morning including a Blackcap (Svarthätta), one of the latest ringed on Landsort.

Wind: Northeast to southwest
Strength 3-11 m/s
Temperature: 3-8
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: drizzle intensifying to rain late morning and then stopping early afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Mealy Redpoll: 2

Lesser Redpoll: 2

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Total: 15



7th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 07 Nov, 2019 18:02:03

The nets were opened for the first time in a few days although now migration seems to have more or less fizzled out and only 6 new birds were ringed, along with a large number of retrap Great Tit (Talgoxe) and Blue Tit (Blåmes).

Wind: Northeast
Strength 4-10 m/s
Temperature: 0-2
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: light drizzle late morning

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Total: 6



6th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 06 Nov, 2019 21:14:12

A windy morning again prevented any nets being opened.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 6-19 m/s
Temperature: -2-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-5/8
Precipitation: None



5th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 05 Nov, 2019 17:37:47

Strong north-easterlies again prevented ringing. 14 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) migrated southwest this morning and an adult male Goshawk (Duvhök) was seen several times around the obs.

Wind: Northeast to north
Strength 10-23 m/s
Temperature: 2-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-5/8
Precipitation: None



4th November 2019

2019 November Posted on 04 Nov, 2019 18:23:17

No nets were opened this morning due to strong north-easterly winds which continued all day. 10 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa) were at Södra Udden this morning.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 14-20 m/s
Temperature: 2-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: None



3rd November 2019

2019 November Posted on 03 Nov, 2019 19:41:03

The day started with drizzle which then increased to light rain before drying up late morning. A moderate north-easterly breeze picked up in strength in the evening. 6 birds were ringed.

Wind: Northeast
Strength 4-16 m/s
Temperature: 3-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 8/8
Precipitation: Light rain until late-morning

Ringing day totals:

Sparrowhawk / Sparvhök: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Total: 6



2nd November 2019

2019 November Posted on 02 Nov, 2019 16:55:17

After a blustery start the wind dropped off throughout the day to almost nothing by evening. 21 birds were ringed.

Wind: Southwest to east
Strength 0-13 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 5

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 2

Total: 21



1st November 2019

2019 November Posted on 01 Nov, 2019 20:56:45

A calm and clear day, 38 birds were ringed this morning.

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 1-8 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 0-2/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 3

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 2

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 4

Mealy/Lesser Redpoll / Grå/Brunsiska: 3

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 11

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 38



31st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 31 Oct, 2019 19:36:14

16 birds were caught on the last day of standardised ringing in 2019. A moderate westerly wind throughout the day limited the number of nets opened and very little migration was noted.

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

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 1

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Goldfinch / Steglits: 1

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 16



30th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 18:15:39

94 birds were ringed this morning including the biggest catch of redpolls so far this year, the vast majority of these being Lesser Redpolls (Brunsiska), with only one Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska). Two Jack Snipe (Dvärgbeckasin) were at Saltmar while a Water Rail (Vattenrall) was at Bredmar, having been present a couple of days. Despite there being none seen on Landsort so far, it’s worth noting the historic invasion of Pine Grosbeak (Tallbit) taking place in Scandinavia at the moment – they are being seen daily in large numbers just to the north of us on Torö, so hopefully it’s only a matter of time before some make it here!

Wind: Northwest to southwest
Strength 2-12 m/s
Temperature: 2-6
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Robin / Rödhake: 3

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Fieldfare / Björktrast: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 3

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 6

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 4

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 2

Chaffinch / Bofink: 6

Brambling / Bergfink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Lesser/Mealy Redpoll / Brunsiska/Gråsiska: 3

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 50

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Total: 94



29th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 30 Oct, 2019 12:24:52

39 birds were ringed this morning on a cold, clear day with a moderate northwesterly wind, these included the 4th Coal Tit (Svartmes) of the autumn. A quiet day for migration although a flock of 24 Bean Geese (Sädgås) flew west over the obs late morning and a flock of 24 Whooper Swans (Sångsvan) flew west over the north in the afternoon. A Goshawk (Duvhök) was seen hunting around the island several times during the day.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 0-3/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 2

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 7

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Coal Tit / Svartmes: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 4

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 12

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 39



28th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 28 Oct, 2019 17:03:59

A cold but settled day and all of the nets were opened this morning. 109 birds were ringed including the latest Willow Warbler (Lövsångare) to be ringed on Landsort and 23 Blackbirds (Koltrast) – the highest day total so far this year. A Rough-legged Buzzard (Fjällvråk) flew north and a Black Redstart (Svart Rödstjärt) was around the obs.

Wind: Northwest
Strength 5-13 m/s
Temperature: 0-5
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 23

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 2

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Willow Warbler / Lövsångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 16

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 6

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 8

Chaffinch / Bofink: 1

Goldfinch / Steglits: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 3

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 30

Total: 109



27th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 27 Oct, 2019 20:27:25

Another wet start to a windy day albeit less so than yesterday. Again no nets were opened. A fall of migrants involving a few hundred thrushes (trastar), Robins (Rödhakar) and Goldcrests (Kungsfåglar) was evident this morning. Among these were a late Redstart (Rödstjärt), a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt), three Chiffchaff (Gransångare) and most surprisingly – a Scarlet Rosefinch (Rosenfink), foraging on a rowan south of the obs, the latest autumn record in Stockholms län! Three 1cy Golden Eagle (Kungsörn) flew south over the obs at around 12:30, they presumably then flew back north as three were later seen at Ankarudden. 4 Rough-legged Buzzard (Fjällvråk), a Goshawk (Duvhök) and a Merlin (Stenfalk) all contributed to a great raptor day.

Wind: Northeast to northwest
Strength 0-16 m/s
Temperature: 4-7
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until about 10:30



26th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 26 Oct, 2019 20:41:40

A wet and windy day today and no nets were opened. The rain finished at about 9am and the wind also picked up around this time. There was no sign of the Isabelline Wheatear (Isabellastenskvätta) during a search of the south end of the island this morning, but the conditions were less than ideal and there are plenty of places that it could hide from the wind! A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was by the obs and a Grey Wagtail (Forsälare) was seen at Kummelhålet. At Södra Udden a flock of Twite (Vinterhämpling) was foraging.

Wind: Southwest to northwest
Strength 4-22 m/s
Temperature: 7-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until about 09:00



25th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 25 Oct, 2019 23:20:49

Another surge of migrants passed through this morning after a few quiet days, 120 birds were ringed – including a Firecrest (Brandkronad kungsfågel), the second of the year. An Isabelline Wheatear (Isabellastenskvätta) was discovered at Vadarbunkern, where it stayed put until at least 16:30 and with the current weather conditions it seems unlikely it will move on at the moment! It is the first record for Landsort and there are 24 previous accepted Swedish records.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 8-20 m/s
Temperature: 8-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: Rain shower early evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 4

Robin / Rödhake: 53

Blackbird / Koltrast: 19

Redwing / Rödvingetrast

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 31

Firecrest / Brandkronad kungsfågel: 1

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Total: 120



24th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 24 Oct, 2019 18:42:21

Another windy day meant that only a few nets were opened this morning, which was reflected in the ringing totals. 27 birds were ringed, including the second Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska) of the autumn. The wind moved around from southwest to southeasterly by the evening.

Wind: Southwest to southeast
Strength 4-13 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 1

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 1

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 8

Total: 27



23rd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 23 Oct, 2019 15:38:39

77 birds were ringed today, although some nets were not opened due to a fairly constant southwesterly wind throughout the day. Our first Mealy Redpoll (Gråsiska) of the autumn was among 33 redpolls caught today, with the rest being the smaller and darker brown Lesser Redpoll (Brunsiska). Two Whooper Swan (Sångsvan) migrated south this morning together with four Canada Geese (Kanadagås).

Wind: Southwest
Strength 7-14 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-7/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 5

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 4

Blackbird / Koltrast: 4

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 15

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Mealy Redpoll / Gråsiska: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 32

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 77



22nd October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 22 Oct, 2019 19:11:35

A much brisker westerly wind took hold today and thus we were only able to open a limited number of nets. 36 birds were ringed, including two Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare), the 3rd and 4th of the autumn. Birds seen migrating from the lighthouse this morning included a Bean Goose (Sädgås), a Merlin (Stenfalk), 14 Sparrowhawk (Sparvhök) and 17 Snow Bunting (Snösparv).

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 6-18 m/s
Temperature: 10-12
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 3-6/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 1

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Blackbird / Koltrast: 2

Yellow-browed Warbler / Tajgasångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 6

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 9

Bullfinch / Domherre: 9

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 2

Total: 36



21st October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 21 Oct, 2019 21:51:45

A calm day with light and variable wind. 165 birds were ringed, including a Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare), also notable were 4 Yellowhammer (Gulsparv) – not a regularly caught bird at this time of year and 10 Bullfinch (Domherre), our highest day catch of the season. A Whooper Swan (Sångsvan) migrated south as did the first 5 Snow Buntings (Snösparv) of the season. Also seen were: 40 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa), 1 Black-throated Diver (Storlom), 5 Red-throated Diver (Smålom) and a Peregrine (Pilgrimsfalk).

Wind: Variable
Strength 0-8 m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Moderate to good
Cloud cover: 4-8/8
Precipitation: Showers during late afternoon

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 8

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 5

Robin / Rödhake: 28

Blackbird / Koltrast: 5

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 4

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 1

Chiffchaff  /  Gransångare: 13

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 36

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 3

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 8

Brambling / Bergfink: 6

Greenfinch / Grönfink: 1

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 18

Bullfinch / Domherre: 10

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 4

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 3

Total: 165



20th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 20 Oct, 2019 21:28:24

Rain this morning meant no nets were opened. A Radde’s Warbler (Videsångare) was found at 10:30 in a patch of alders to the southeast of Lotstornet. Seen well initially it became increasingly elusive and there was no sign through most of the afternoon despite much searching. A Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at Norrhamn, a Redstart (Rödstjärt) at Bredmar and a Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) was heard by Saltmar.

Wind: Southwest to west
Strength 3-12 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good to moderate
Cloud cover: 0-8/8
Precipitation: Rain until mid-morning



19th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 19 Oct, 2019 19:21:39

The southwesterly wind quickly picked up this morning meaning only more sheltered nets were opened. Only 39 new birds were ringed today, following three days of 100+ catches. Birds seen migrating from the south this morning included: 150 Wigeon (Bläsand), 7 Pintail (Stjärtand), 128 Brent Goose (Prutgås), 7 White-fronted Goose (Bläsgås), 71 Long-tailed Duck (Alfågel), 55 Bean Goose (Sädgås), 1 Red-necked Grebe (Gråhakedopping). Also present were 3 Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa), 1000 Common Gull (Fiskmås), 2 Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel), 10 White-tailed Eagle (Havsörn) and 1 Peregrine Falcon (Pilgrimsfalk).

Wind: South to southwest
Strength 7-15 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 2-4/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 3

Robin / Rödhake: 15

Chiffchaff  /  Gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 11

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 3

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 2

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 2

Total: 39



18th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 18 Oct, 2019 21:12:47

Another misty start gave way to a considerably brighter and sunnier day today. 200 birds were ringed today including another Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare). Frustratingly, both a Goshawk (Duvhök) and a Long-eared Owl (Hornuggla) evaded capture first thing, the former was seen again later in the morning before heading out to sea toward the mainland. Two Woodlark (Trädlärka) migrated over Södra Udden where 95 Brent Goose (Prutgås) were also counted and four Purple Sandpiper (Skärsnäppa) were on a small skerry to the west. A Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) was around the weather station south of Österhamn and a Black Redstart (Svart rödstjärt) was at the obs. A Short-eared Owl was at Södra Lunden.

Wind: Southwesterly to southeasterly
Strength 3-9 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Moderate to poor
Cloud cover: 3-8/8
Precipitation: Intermittent drizzle in morning and evening

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 15

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 2

Robin / Rödhake: 78

Blackbird / Koltrast: 10

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 4

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 3

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 8

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 52

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 1

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 4

Lesser Redpoll / Brunsiska: 5

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 8

Total: 200



17th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 17 Oct, 2019 19:04:38

Less wind and moisture today, in fact the wind dropped had dropped off to almost nothing by the evening. 152 birds were ringed including the latest Tree Pipit (Trädpiplärka) ever to be ringed on the island, two Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) and our highest day catch of Blackbirds (Koltrast) so far this year, with 16 birds.

Wind: Northerly to westerly
Strength 1-16 m/s
Temperature: 8-10
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Tree Pipit / Trädpiplärka: 1

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 7

Dunnock / Järnsparv: 14

Robin / Rödhake: 29

Blackbird / Koltrast: 16

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 5

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 16

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 2

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 34

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 8

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 5

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 6

Chaffinch / Bofink: 5

Siskin / Grönsiska: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 2

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 1

Total: 152



16th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 16 Oct, 2019 17:52:57

After a fairly calm start, the wind started to pick up mid-morning and fog was the predominant feature of the day. 186 birds were ringed today, including the second Yellow-browed Warbler (Tajgasångare) of the autumn which was caught at around midday, the third Siberian Chiffchaff (Sibirisk gransångare) of the autumn was also caught. Aside from these, thrushes were the order of the day, with 27 Redwing (Rödvingetrast) – the highest autumn day catch for Landsort.

Wind: Southeasterly to northeasterly
Strength 5-15 m/s
Temperature: 9-10
Visibility: Moderate to poor
Cloud cover: 8-8/8
Precipitation: Light drizzle from mid-morning

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 14

Robin / Rödhake: 39

Blackbird / Koltrast: 8

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 8

Redwing / Rödvingetrast: 27

Yellow-browed Warbler: 1

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 2

Siberian Chiffchaff / Sibirisk gransångare: 1

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 57

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 5

Chaffinch / Bofink: 16

Brambling / Bergfink: 1

Bullfinch / Domherre: 3

Total: 186



15th October 2019

2019 Oktober Posted on 15 Oct, 2019 19:29:16

After a calm start the wind very quickly picked up to a brisk southeasterly, which continued all day. It remained overcast all day and despite the threat of rain stayed mostly dry. Throughout the night we heard flocks of Barnacle Geese (Vitkindad gås) passing over, this continued all day and we counted 2340 heading SW during the day, although the real figure must surely have been much higher, with many birds also passing distantly out to the west. 155 birds were ringed, including a Great Grey Shrike (Varfågel) and the first four Bullfinch (Domherre) of the autumn. A Great Grey Shrike was also present at Södra Udden.

Wind: Southeasterly
Strength 4-14 m/s
Temperature: 9-11
Visibility: Good
Cloud cover: 7-8/8
Precipitation: None

Ringing day totals:

Wren / Gärdsmyg: 21

Robin / Rödhake: 56

Blackbird / Koltrast: 1

Song Thrush / Taltrast: 6

Blackcap / Svarthätta: 2

Chiffchaff / Gransångare: 4

Goldcrest / Kungsfågel: 33

Blue Tit / Blåmes: 2

Great Tit / Talgoxe: 2

Treecreeper / Trädkrypare: 7

Great Grey Shrike / Varfågel: 1

Chaffinch / Bofink: 3

Brambling / Bergfink: 2

Siskin / Grönsiska: 2

Redpoll / Gråsiska: 2

Bullfinch / Domherre: 4

Yellowhammer / Gulsparv: 1

Reed Bunting / Sävsparv: 6

Total: 155



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