24th April 2017

All nets opened at 0415 in a very light NW wind that increased slowly as the morning progressed and backed to the south. All nets closed at 1100. A total of 28 new birds of 12 species, including the first Stenskvätta (Wheatear) of the year, a couple more Sädesärla (White Wagtail) and a Rödvingetrast (Redwing).

Orre seen before 0600 flying over, the same bird that was seen at 0510 at the Lighthouse by Janne, who spent the morning there undertaking a very quiet migration watch.

Some nest box building in the cellar this afternoon, as the rain has now arrived and will be with us for the rest of daylight hours.

Janne leaves on the late afternoon ferry so it will be just Chris & Kay at the Obs tonight.

Update on yesterday, Mats did an excellent job on getting some repairs done the roof.

Wind: North-west
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 2
Visibility: Good, 10-20 km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


White Wagtail Sädesärla 2
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Dunnock Järnsparv 2
Robin Rödhake 12
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 2
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 3

of note
Whooper Swan Sångsvan 3 Flying overhead
Tufted Duck Vigg 2 Pair
Black Grouse Orre 1 Female
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 2 Flying overhead