8th April 2017

Almost calm conditions when the nets were opened at
0515 and remaining calm and overcast until nearly the end of the session when
the wind increased and the sun came out. All nets closed at 1100 with another
quiet day giving just 21 new birds caught of 9 species.

Best bird was a female Black Redstart, the 26th for the Station, with 22 of
these being spring birds.

First two Adders (Vipers) seen.

Some reduction of tree heights near nets done this afternoon.

Please note that there is a new ‘phone number for the Observatory: 0725 203 401

Use this number instead of the landline (soon to be disconnected) to make bookings for staying and contacting the Wardens.

Three at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay and Arild.

Wind: South-west
Wind Strength: Light wind,
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 2
Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 7
Black Redstart Svart rödstjärt 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 5
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2

Sightings of note

Greylag Goose Grågås 5 Flying over
Teal Kricka 2 Pair, staging
Goosander Storskrake 2 Pair, staging
Common Crane Trana 5 Migrating North
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Staging
Greenshank Gluttsnäppa 1 Heard
Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1 Flying over