28th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 with a few closed mid-morning as the wind increased. Remaining nets closed at 1145.

21 new birds of 12 species, including four Rörsångare (Reed Warbler).

A guided talk given to one person at 1130.

Stalin, who left the island at 0930 went up to Norrhamn before leaving and found a nest of Svarthakedopping (Horned Grebe) with two plus eggs and adults present.

Have tried attracting Tornseglare (Swift) to the new nest boxes today, with some success. At least one, possibly two birds have been investigating the site.

Afternoon to be spent checking more Stare (Starling) nest boxes and probably finishing putting oil on the wooden bench seats – 2 done, one to go!

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: South-west
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Swallow Ladusvala 1
Robin Rödhake 1
Whinchat Buskvätta 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 4
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3

of interest

Horned Grebe Svarthakedopping 2 Pair with eggs at nest