13th May 2017

All nets opened at 0415, standard netting finished at 1100 and the remaining nets closed at 1245 after two guided talks.

A pleasing mornings ringing with 75 new birds of 17 species. Rasmus and Jakob went up north at first light, followed a bit later by Janne who had remained around the Obs for a while. Lasse headed south.

There were two particularly good sightings from a good morning of migration watching. These were a Ägretthäger (Great Egret) and a Turkduva (Collared Dove). The egret was noticed from the north and observed passing east to west over the island just north of Bredmar before flying south down the east coast before returning north to Torö island for an hour before returning to Landsort.

The Dove was seen heading south past the Obs and landing in a tree north of the village.

A more complete list of highlights from a very good day for migrants will be given later once ‘the gang’ arrive back.

Two guided talks given: one to 7 people at 1130 and another to 4 at 1230.

A fridge/freezer was kindly donated to the Obs by Per & Birgitta. Thank you to them and also for Lennart who very kindly picked it up with Chris to deliver it to the Obs.

Hans arrived for the day on the morning ferry, always good to spend time with him and Bosse and Mats arrived on the early afternoon ferry to give eight at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Rasmus, Jakob, Lasse, Mats & Bosse.

Wind: East
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 4
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 31
Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 3
Wheatear Stenskvätta 2
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 7
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 14
Goldcrest Kungsfågel 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Starling Stare 2
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of note

Gadwall Snatterand 3 Flying overhead
Common Pochard Brunand 1 Male, stationery
Horned Grebe Svarthakedopping 2 Norhamnn
Great Egret Ägretthäger 1 Flying overhead
European Golden Plover Ljungpipare 6 Migrating NE
Eurasian Collared Dove Turkduva 1 Singing in village
Common Swift Tornseglare 9 Migrating N
Whinchat Buskskvätta 2
Common Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 Migrating
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 1 Migrating
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 2 Staging