18th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 in thick fog with no wind. Wind increased as the morning progressed and the fog lifted around 0800 to give clearer conditions with sunshine for the last 2 hours. All nets closed at 1200.

Another good morning with 116 new birds of 22 species, a good range of spring migrants, with very few caught early on, increasing through the morning before becoming very quiet again.

More work around the Obs this afternoon, trying to get things ready for starting to check nest boxes, starting tomorrow.

Will be three at the Obs tonight; Chris, Kay & Håkan.

Wind: South
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Fog, <1km
Cloud Cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Dry

Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1
Robin Rödhake 10
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 12
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 4
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 12
Blackcap Svarthätta 12
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 21
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 8
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 7
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Linnet Hämpling 4

of interest

Common Kestrel Tornfalk 1 Male, hunting
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating north
Green Sandpiper Skogssnäppa 1 Staging
Wood Sandpiper Grönbena 1 Staging
Common Swift Tornseglare 5 Feeding overhead
Eurasian Wryneck Göktyta 1 Calling
Barn Swallow Ladusvala 15 Migrating north
Common House Martin Hussvala 10 Migrating north
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 3 Calling