21st May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 in light winds. Standard netting finished at 1100 with some nets left open until 1200 for a guided talk.

An excellent mornings ringing, with 71 new birds of 18 species. A few noteworthy records including five Näktergal (Thrush Nightingale), six Blåhake (Bluethroat) and three Mindre flugsnappare (Red-breasted Flycatcher), the second highest day count for this species in spring at the Obs (after four on 22nd May 2014).

A re-trapped Sädasärla (White Wagtail) had been ringed here as a 1cy bird on 2013-09-11.

All rubbish taken down the lane to be collected for the rubbish boat. Thanks to Lennart and Lasse for taking it up to Norhamnn for us.

A guided talk given to 9 people.

Thanks to Janne for help in moving the rubbish and helping Kay while I gave the guided talk. Also a big thanks to him for very kindly treating Kay (and Chris!) to lunch at the pub to celebrate Kays birthday today!!! Wonderful food by Hanna and Inga, Birthday cake collected specially from Nynäshamn by Tore. Also thanks to Bernt for putting up the ‘special day’ flag at his house next door to celebrate the big day. All combined to give Kay a memorable day – and the Bluethroat weren’t so bad either!!!

Janne leaves on the 1730 ferry to give just Chris & Kay overnight at the Obs.

Wind: North-west
Wind strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 13
Visibility: Good, 10-20 km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Robin Rödhake 5
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 5
Bluethroat Blåhake 6
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 10
Whitethroat Törnsångare 5
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 23
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 3
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2
Starling Stare 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 2