13th April 2017

22 nets opened at 0445 with some more opened for a while as the wind decreased and moved more to the north, with 23 nets operating when the session finished at 1100.

Yet another quiet day with just 17 new birds of 11 species. Included in these was a ‘winter-pling’ (Vinterhämpling/ Twite), only the 3rd spring capture for the Observatory.

More work being done on sorting work plans this afternoon.

Probable that Pelle will arrive this evening to give three at the Obs overnight.

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13m/s
Temperature: 1
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 3
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Linnet Hämpling 1
Twite Vinterhämpling 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2

of note

White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 1 Flying overhead
Common Crane Trana 1 Flying overhead