3rd May 2017

28 nets opened at 0400 with the last two opened at 0600 once ice had thawed. Most nets closed at 1100 with some left open for a guided talk.

A total of 33 new birds was again quiet but a pleasing variety of species with 14 including our 2nd Göktyta (Wryneck) of the year and a Sidensvans (Waxwing), a bit un-expected for this time of year. It was one of a flock of five perched in a bush while Kay was closing the nets and very obligingly flew down past her shoulder and into the net next to here. Wish it was always like that!!!

The first of our public ‘drop-in’ guided talks of the year was attended by just one person, but she was rewarded with close up views of the Sidensvans.

More work around the Obs this afternoon.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear skies, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Waxwing Sidensvans 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 11
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 4
Chiffchaff Gransångare 5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 2
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of note

Common House Martin Hussvala 2 Migrating
Bohemian Waxwing Sidensvans 5 Includes one caught
Northern Wheatear Stenskvätta 1 Feeding