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