5th April 2017

A windy start to the morning, with some nets not used, others opened as the wind came more round to the south-west and dropped slightly. Very few birds around, with just 20 new caught of 6 species.

Gave a short talk to a couple of visitors to the island about the work of the Observatory and showed them a Kungsfågel (Goldcrest) and Rödhake (Robin)

Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight

Wind: West
Wind strength: Very strong wind, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Cloudy 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry weather


Wren Gärdsmyg 4
Robin Rödhake 7
Blackbird Koltrast 3
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 4
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Bullfinch Domherre 1

Sightings of interest

Havsörn 1 Flying overhead
White Wagtail Sädesärla 1 Flying overhead
Waxwing Sidensvans 1 Stationary
Great Grey Shrike Varfågel 1 Stationary