6th June 2017

All nets opened at 0345, most closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145.

A total of 26 new birds of 14 species, including the first Höksångare (Barred Warbler) of the year.

Håkan and Lasse spent some time birding near SUDD and reported that some of the nets there were partly open, so will need to check that this afternoon.

Between checking nets Chris & Kay removed a lot of old bird feed from under the feeding site as we have noticed a few birds with signs of Trichomonas in some birds using them. Will avoid feeding at these feeders for a while and put seed along the track instead.

Also tidied up the woodpile ready for it to be taken off site.

A extra guided talk for 5 adults and 2 children given.

Håkan & Lasse left on the 1330 ferry to give just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: South-west, backing South
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Wheatear Stenskvätta 1
Blackbird Koltrast 3
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Marsh Warbler Kärrsångare 2
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Barred Warbler Höksångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 5
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 5
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Linnet Hämpling 1

of interest

White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 1 Immature, flying overhead
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Displaying male at Bredmar