10th June 2017

All nets opened at 0345 and closed at 1145.

Including the Talgoxe (Great Tit) ringed in nest boxes a total of 37 new birds of 19 species ringed with highlights being two Höksångare (Barred Warbler) and a Lundsågare (Greenish Warbler). The Blåmes (Blue Tit) chicks left the nest box on the front of the Observatory and we had a minimum of three Tornseglare (Swift) investigating the nest boxes, including displaying birds.

Måns and Johann spent the morning birding, mainly in the south and had a singing Lundsångare near the lighthouse and a Kentsk tärna (Sandwich Tern) fly north up the west coast.

A booked guided talk given to 20 adults, two children and a dog! Afternoon spent visiting nest boxes with mixed results – 8 Talgoxe chicks ringed, but some dead in nests and one box predated.

Potentially a lecture to give at 1800, so preparing for that now. Hope to finish work at 1900.

Johann and children left in afternoon to give five at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Måns and his two children

Wind: South-east
Wind strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s decreasing
Temperature: 13
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud Cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Wryneck Göktyta 1
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Marsh Warbler Kärrsångare 5
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Barred Warbler Höksångare 2
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 3
Greenish Warbler Lundsångre 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Great Tit Talgoxe 8
Nuthatch Nötväcka 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 3
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Goldfinch Steglits 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Redpol flammea Gråsiska 2

of interest
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Displaying over Bredmar
Sandwich Tern Kentsk tärna 1 Flying north up west coast
Common Swift Tornseglare 3 Displaying near nest boxes at Obs
Eurasian Skylark Sånglärka 1 Flying north
Greenish Warbler Lundsångare 1 Singing near lighthouse, not the ringed bird
Eurasian Blue Tit Blåmes Pair Chicks fledged from Obs nest box