30th April 2017

14 nets opened at 0400 in a strong NW wind which decreased through the morning so by the time netting finished at 1115 all nets had been in operation.

A total of 42 new birds of 10 species was better than expected given the wind direction and strength.

A guided talk at 1100 given by Pelle was attended by three adults and two youngsters.

All others at the Obs went to the Lighthouse for a migration watch, with 2 Ringtrast (Ring Ouzel) being of note, though all of the records will appear in Artportalen later.

Pelle, Henrik & Karl leave the island on the last ferry to give five at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Bosse and Mats.

Thanks to Mats for bringing a new drill and screws (and Voltaren for Chris’s knee!!) last night, Bosse for bringing bird food and Pelle for fresh fruit!!

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13m/s decreasing
Temperature: 3
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry

White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Dunnock Järnsparv 4
Robin Rödhake 24
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Chaffinch Bofink 4
Brambling Bergfink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 2
Linnet Hämpling 2

A quick quiz

Two questions – one easy and one harder.

We will all know who the two characters in the picture remind us of – long time members of Landsort bird observatory!!

Question 1 – who do they remind you of?

Question 2 (much harder) – which is the one sleeping?

Answers please!!!!