30th May 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1100. The start of the morning had very light winds, almost calm, increasing as the morning progressed to about 6m/s by 1100, remaining overcast all morning.

A total of 29 new birds of 14 species with 7 Rörsångare (Reed Warbler) being noteworthy along with our 8th Mindre Flugsnappare (Red-breasted Flycatcher) of spring. A late Rödvingetrast (Redwing) was also of note.

Raining this afternoon, so no need to check nest boxes, as most birds seem a bit late in breeding this year.

Just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: South-east
Wind strength: Calm becoming moderate 1-6m/s
Temperature: 10
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Dry


Redstart Rödstjärt 2
Redwing Rödvingetrast 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 7
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 3
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 3
Chiffchaff Gransångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 3
Red-breasted Flycatcher Mindre flugsnappare 1
Pied Flycatcher Svartvit flugsnappare 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1

of interest
Common Swift Tornseglare 50 Past the Obs, feeding