After the snow flurries and showers of yesterday and with a wind forecast to be light and NOT from the NE we were up to open the nets at 0345 with anticipation of a good morning of netting. On going outside we were met with moderate NE winds and cold, just above 1 degree at the Obs and colder down at Bredmar, with three reed bed nets frozen.
27 nets opened at 0345 with the other 3 opened on hour later. All netting finished at 1145 with just 24 new birds of 9 species, the best of which was our first Sävsångare (Sedge Warbler) of the year. Also caught was a 2cy Rödhake (Robin) carrying a ring from the Danish ringing scheme.
Janne was up and out migration watching from first light, though it was quiet for most species. A passage of Storspov (Curlew) and a few Småspov (Whimbrel) was of note, along with a couple of Gulärla (Yellow Wagtail).
Some bird bags washed. Afternoon will be spent repairing the Boardwalk at SUDD east.
There will be three at the Obs tonight; Chris, Kay & Janne
|Wind strength:||Moderate, 4-7 m/s|
|Cloud Cover:||Partly cloudy, 3-5/8|
|Northern Shoveler||Skedand||2||Pair, flying around|
|White-tailed Eagle||Havsörn||2||Flying overhead|
|Eurasian Hobby||Lärkfalk||2||Migrating North|
|Common Crane||Trana||1||Flying overhead|
|Eurasian Curlew||Storspov||175||Migrating North-east|
|Tree Pipit||Trädpiplärka||2||Migrating North|
|Yellow Wagtail||Gulärla||2||Migrating North|