5th May 2017

A calm morning with all nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100. A total of 62 new birds of 10 species with the highlight being 32 Gransångare (Chiffchaff), a new spring day record for Landsort, the previous best day being 24 on the 22nd April 2012

A couple of Ladusvala (Barn Swallow) migrating north and two Hussvala (House Martin) over the village were further signs that spring is finally taking place! Also of note was the capture of a Kungsfågel (Goldcrest) that had a ring from Lithuania on it.

Seems like there is just Chris & Kay at the Obs tonight.

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Light, 1-3m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Very good >20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry

White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Robin Rödhake 9
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Chiffchaff Gransångare 32
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 9
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Goldfinch Steglits 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 3
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of note

Barn Swallow Ladusvala 2 Migrating north
Common House Martin Hussvala 2 Flying over village