All nets opened at 0545 and closed after 1100 with 59 new birds caught. Among them was a Great Grey Shrike, only the 3rd individual caught at the Obs in spring, all in April (25th April 1992 & 17th April 1995). Best bird was a controlled Dunnock, carrying a ring from the Belgian ringing scheme.

Working on getting everything sorted for the start of the main visitor season; finalising dates for the series of public guided talks and lectures. Hopefully we will build on the success of last year and attract more visitors to the Obs. Also making progress on getting the daily diary on a Landsort blog site, rather than using the Sharpe Focus Ltd one. This should mean more of Landsorts members will see it. At the ‘testing’ stage now and hope to go live with it in the next day or so.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs tonight.

Birds Ringed
• Dunnock Järnsparv 6
• Blackbird Koltrast 6
• Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
• Goldcrest Kungsfågel 6
• Robin Rödhake 23
• Blue Tit Blåmes 1
• Great Tit Talgoxe 2
• Great Grey Shrike Varfågel 1
• Chaffinch Bofink 11
• Redpoll Gråsiska 2
Sightings of interest
• Mute Swan Knölsvan 2 Pair in suitable habitat
• Greylag Goose Grågås 4 Pair in suitable habitat
• Grey Heron Gråhäger 2 Foraging

Morkulla 1 Stationary

Common Crane
Trana 4 Flying overhead
• Red-breasted Merganser Småskrake 2 Stationary
• Goosander Storskrake 2 Stationary
• Ringed Plover Större strandpipare 4 Foraging
• Bullfinch Domherre 4 Foraging
• Ringed Plover Större strandpipare 5 Foraging
• Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1 Call
• Great Spotted Woodpecker Större hackspett 2 Display/song