26th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100. A quieter morning but 24 new birds of 12 species including the first Kärrsångare (Marsh Warbler) of the season. Ebba arrived on site at 0700 to help for the morning.

A Vaktel (Common Quail) was observed at about 0500, initially by Kay and then by Chris. Walked from cover into the open under the last road net north and observed for about 1 minute as close as 3m before flying along the open net and over the cliffs into Södra lunden. Close to catching, but not quite!!!!

Afternoon to be spent visiting more nest boxes and possibly putting oil on one of the bench seats. Update. 4 Pilfink (Tree Sparrow) chicks ringed in two nests at SUDD to increase the day total to 28 of 13 species.

Linda, a new Member, leaves the Obs this afternoon leaving just three at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay & Stalin.

Wind: North-west
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7m/s
Temperature: 13
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Marsh Warbler Kärrsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 10
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 4
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 2

of interest

Common Quail Vaktel 1
Bluethroat Blåhake 1 Foraging