26th April 2017

Up at 0400 but overnight rain was still falling with a very strong wind, so we were not able to open any nets until 0600, with 13 opened then and a further one opened as the wind decreased slightly. All 14 nets closed at 1030 with heavy snow showers arriving.

Just 10 new birds of 6 species, which (finally!!!) takes the total for the month to over 500.

Between net rounds timber cut for making some Tornseglare nest boxes and some treads placed on a new boardwalk to reduce chance of slipping.

Need to do more work on the boxes and on the walls of the Obs before the boxes can be put up. Might do that this afternoon, but depends upon the snow showers stopping.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.


Wind strength: Very strong, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 2
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud Cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Snow flurries
Robin Rödhake 5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Marsh Tit Entita 1
Great Tit Talgoxe 1
Brambling Bergfink 1