All nets opened at 0545, marking the start of ringing for 2017 on Landsort. All nets closed at 1300, with a total of 102 new birds of 16 species. A good start to any ringing season, with Pelle ringing most of the birds. Records of migrating birds observed by Raul, Niklas and Jon will appear under Artportlan recording database but of note were over 1000 migrating Eider.

A few adjustments to nets and poles through the morning and canopy net pole repaired in the afternoon. The Manx flag was ‘hoisted’ during the morning – a most important event!!!!

Pelle, Raul, Niklas and Jon left on the afternoon ferry to give just two at the Obs overnight – Chris & Kay.

Birds ringed

Blackbird Koltrast 7
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Brambling Bergfink 1
Bullfinch Domherre 1
Chaffinch Bofink 8
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3
Common Redpoll Gråsiska 2
Dunnock Järnsparv 11
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 17
Great Tit Talgoxe 4
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 34
Siskin Grönsiska 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 5
Wren Gärdsmyg 5

Sightings of note

Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1
Great Grey Shrike Varfågel 1