14th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1130, with 60 new birds of 15 species, including the first of the year caught for, Rörsångare (Reed Warbler), Törnsångare (Whitethroat) and Halsbandsflugsnappare (Collared Flycatcher).

Forgot to note that on the 11th May we observed our first fledged young of the year, a recently fledged Koltrast (Blackbird). Today Kay observed a young Gulsparv (Yellowhammer), just out of the nest. So, despite the cold spring some birds have been making progress!!!

Rasmus and Jacob headed north for the morning before leaving on the 1330 ferry. Their sightings will appear on Artportalan later, but a quiet morning, with the highlight being an Ortolansparv (Ortolan Bunting).

Mats and Lasse headed to SUDD and also had a quiet morning, while Bosse and Janne remained around the Obs area for a while, covering the middle of the island from up on the hill.

Lasse left on the 1330 ferry with Mats, Janne & Bosse leaving on the last ferry to give just two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: East
Wind strength: Calm, <1 m/s
Temperature: 5
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 26
Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 9
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 9
Collared Flycatcher Halsbandsflugsnappare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Treecreeper Trädkrypare 1
Starling Stare 1
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 1

of interest
Brent Goose Prutgås 100 Migrating NE
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Migrating N
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 2 Migrating N
Common Swift Tornseglare 2 Migrating N
Eurasian Skylark Sånglärka 1 Singing
Sand Martin Backsvala 2 Migrating N
Common Rosefinch Rosenfink 1 Resting
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1 Recently fledged young