8th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 in a 6-8m/s northerly wind. The wind started to increase early in the morning, resulting in nets being closed through the session. By the time the last four nets were closed at 1100 the wind was very strong, gusting to 21m/s with one or two snow flurries as well.

Ended the session with 15 new birds of 7 species, the best of which was an adult male Blåhake (Bluethroat), the 3rd of the year.

The only sighting of any interest was a Lärkfalk (Hobby) observed by Kay, migrating north. The skies here are just about empty of birds!!!

By the end of the day all pillow cases and mattress covers for the dormitories and common room will have been washed and dried. Some entered the washing machine willingly, others had to dragged kicking and screaming – but they all went in eventually!!!

Work progressing on reviewing old data, but a long job.

Just Chris and Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: North
Wind strength: Very strong, 18-21
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Moderate, >4km
Cloud Cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Robin Rödhake 3
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1

of note
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating north