6th May 2017

Not much wind, so all 30 nets opened at 0345, with most closed at 1100 and some kept open until 1145 for a public guided talk.

A total of 38 new birds of 15 species/sub-species.

Guided talk attended by six people.

Most notable sighting of the day was watching a Huggorm (Adder) holding on to the leg of a Vanlig padda (Common Toad) in the reed bed. An hour later they were still there but the padda was partly swallowed!!

Håkan, who was over for the night and camped north of the Obs saw a Merlin at Fårhagen.

Yesterday evening Mats very kindly dropped the new washing machine off at Ankarudden and thanks to Tore it was soon transported from East Harbour to the Obs where it has already been put to use washing the cushion and pillow covers. Fantastic, and thanks to both of them for getting it to us and Anders for his part also.

Will be just two at the Obs tonight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: North
Wind strength: Light, 1-3m/s
Temperature: 6
Visibility: Good 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Dunnock Järnsparv 1
Robin Rödhake 14
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 6
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 3
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Starling Stare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 4
Linnet Hämpling 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 1
Redpoll cabaret 1