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 strength:||Light, 1-3 m/s|
|Cloud Cover:||Almost clear, 1-2/8|
|Garganey||Årta||2||Pair, briefly on Bredmar pond|
|Common Redshank||Rödbena||1||Flying overhead|
|Eurasian Collared Dove||Turkduva||1||Flying overhead|