24th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1200.

A total of 30 new birds of 13 species including the first fledged Blackbird and Yellowhammer caught, though young of both have been seen since the 17th. After catching a re-trapped Rosenfink (Rosefinch) a couple of days ago we caught two un-ringed birds today. Also of note were further 2 Blåhake (Bluethroat) taking the year total to 24, the best year since 2009 (28).

Chris had good views of a pair of Årta (Garganey) at 0400 whilst opening the nets. They flew in and landed about 10m away on the Bredmar pond before swimming into the bank-side vegetation. Female then left the water briefly before they both flew off. On site for about 2 minutes, with the male in full breeding plumage. A nice sight!!

A record from ‘Anders’ who is doing surveys from boat around the island today. He and his colleague (sorry the name has left me!!) saw a Tereksnäppa (Terek Sandpiper) on an island north and west of Landsort.

Strimming of net rides this afternoon.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: South-west
Wind strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 8
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry

Bluethroat Blåhake 2
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 2
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 5
Blackcap Svarthätta 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 5
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 2
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

of interest

Garganey Årta 2 Pair, briefly on Bredmar pond
Common Redshank Rödbena 1 Flying overhead
Eurasian Collared Dove Turkduva 1 Flying overhead