28th April 2017

All nets opened at 0400 and closed at 1200 with light winds, increasing slightly as the morning progressed, backing SE to E then NE.

A very pleasing total of 117 new birds of 15 species – a most welcome result after a poor April. Though mainly Rödhake (Robin) a good number of Gransångare (Chiffchaff) were caught along with the first (6) Lövsångare (Willow Warbler) of the year and the first Ängspiplärka (Meadow Pipit).

A single Ladusvala (Barn Swallow), migrating north was the first of the year and a Morkulla (Woodcock) was flushed from cover at first light.

Afternoon will be spent mending some holes in nets and cleaing the Obs ready for weekend visitors. As far as we know there will be three at the Obs tonight; Chris, Kay & Janne.

Wind: South-east backing NE
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7m/s
Temperature: 6
Visibility: Haze, 1-4km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Meadow Pipit Ängpiplärka 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 2
Dunnock Järnsparv 2
Robin Rödhake 75
Blackbird Koltrast 2
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 15
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 6
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 3
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Goldfinch Steglits 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 2
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 2

of note

Eurasian Woodcock Morkulla 1 Flushed from cover
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 1 Migrating north