29th May 2017

After heavy rain overnight the morning was dry with a mainly moderate wind which increased for a while during the netting session which was from 0345 to 1100.

A total of 35 new birds of 13 species, including a further 4 Rödstjärt (Redstart), all females.

A Gök (Cuckoo) was heard mid-morning, the first near the Obs this spring and a Morkulla (Woodcock) was flushed from near the Bredmar reed bed nets around 0900.

After an interrupted nights sleep last night due to thunder storm it will be a quiet afternoon, just oiling the final bench and table – a job that didn’t get done yesterday!!!

Went to SUDD in afternoon to ring the Talgoxe (Great Tit) chicks in the nest box on the ground. Thought last nights rain might have killed them all, but 6 out of 7 still alive. Five young ringed but one was too small and unlikely to survive.

Have had the first Tornseglare (Swift) land at the entrance to one of the 7 nest boxes we have built for them under the roof of the Obs. Looking promising!!!

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs tonight.

Wind: West
Wind strength: Moderate – strong, 8-12 m/s
Temperature: 14
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry

White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 4
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 3
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 5
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 7
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2
Great Tit Talgoxe 5
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 2

of interest

Common Eider Ejder 16 Females with 25 chicks. SUDD
Eurasian Woodcock Morkulla 1 Flushed from cover
Common Cuckoo Gök 1 Heard
Common Swift Tornseglare 1 Landing at Obs nest boxes