20th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100 with 30 new birds of 11 species. Also caught were three notable re-traps, all initially trapped at Bredmar: Näktergal (Thrush Nightingale) ringed 2016-05-13, Törnsångare (Whitethroat) ringed 2016-05-18 and a male Rosenfink (Rosefinch) ringed 2013-06-08.

Janne & Håkan headed south for the morning but experienced a very quiet day for migration watching. Håkan leaves the island this afternoon and Bosse has not been able to make it this weekend after all, so just three at the Obs tonight; Chris, Kay & Janne.

Wind: North-east
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 9
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Robin Rödhake 2
Bluethroat Blåhake 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 10
Whitethroat Törnsångare 5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Wood Warbler Grönsångare 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 5
Chaffinch Bofink 1

of interest
Northern Shoveler Skedand 1 Male
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Male – flying overhead
Common Kestrel Tornfalk 3 Migrating north
Eurasian Hobby Lärkfalk 1 Migrating north
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1 Singing, Bredmar
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 Re-trapped
Marsh Warbler Kärrsångare 1 Singing
Common Whitethroat Törnsångare 1 Re-trapped
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 2 Singing
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 Saltmar
Common Rosefinch Rosenfink 1 male, re-trapped
Common Rosefinch Rosenfink 6 Migrating