All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 by which time the wind had decreased. Ice on Bredmar this morning and the temperature struggled to rise above 3 degrees most of the morning, getting to around 5 degrees by 1100.
Total of 18 new birds of 9 species. Still very quiet for migrants though a 4th Blåhake (Bluethroat) added to the ringing totals and another, un-ringed, bird seen later in the Bredmar reeds.
Two Lärkfalk (Hobby) calling as they migrated north were followed a short while later by a Sidensvans (Waxwing) heading the same way. For someone from the British Isles, it is not usual to see both species on one day!
Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.
|Wind strength:||Moderate, 4-7 m/s|
|Cloud Cover:||Partly clouded, 3-5/8|
|Eurasian Hobby||Lärkfalk||2||Migrating north|
|Bohemian Waxwing||Sidensvans||1||Migrating north|
|Bluethroat||Blåhake||1||Feeding in reed beds|