7th May 2017

All nets opened at first light but some closed a bit later due to an increasing NE wind which is still keeping temperatures down. Netting finished at 1145 with just 29 new birds of 10 species, including the second Blåhake (Bluethroat) of the year, a splendid 2cy male.

No public guided talk today.

Delays in any progress to finish the outside of the building means we will need to postpone putting up the Tornsaglare (Swift) nest boxes, but more work done on building them this morning.

Afternoon will be spent at SUDD measuring up what is needed to re-build the east net walkways.

An update on the fight between the Huggorm (Adder) and Vanlig padda (Common Toad) reported on yesterday. The padda was still present this morning, without the Huggorm attached to its leg!! The padda looked very ill but was still alive at least and had moved somewhere else later in the morning.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

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

Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1
Robin Rödhake 4
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 3
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 6
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of note

Common Redshank Rödbena 1 Landed at Bredmar
Common House Martin Hussvala 1 Migrating north