7th April 2017

All nets opened at 0515 and closed at 1100. Another very quiet day with just 22 new birds of 8 species. Also caught were the 1st White Wagtail of the season – ringed here last year and a female Blackbird, marked with a ring from Sweden, but not from this Station.

Green Woodpecker still calling.

Rotten boardwalks in the reed bed and the end of football pitch will be replaced this afternoon. Should make ‘walking the plank’ a lot safer than it has been for the last few years!!! What is the bet that after replacing them, someone will fall in anyway???

Have created a list of all birds on the Swedish list, showing English, Swedish & scientific names, which will make it a lot easier to summarise sightings for the daily diary.

Just Chris & Kay at the OBs overnight as far as we know.

Wind: South-west
Wind Strength: Moderate 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry Weather


Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Dunnock Järnsparv 3
Robin Rödhake 8
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 6
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

Sightings of interest

Gråhäger 1
Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1
Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1