9th May 2017

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: North
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 1
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud Cover: Partly clouded, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Snow flurries


Robin Rödhake 4
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 6
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Redpoll Gråsiska 1

of note

Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 2 Migrating north
Bohemian Waxwing Sidensvans 1 Migrating north
Bluethroat Blåhake 1 Feeding in reed beds