13th June 2017

22 Nets opened at 0430 after threat of heavy rain had passed. More nets opened as the wind decreased for a while in mid-morning. Some very light showers until nets closed at 1145.

A quiet mornings ringing, with just 7 new birds of 7 species, but another Mindre korsnäbb (Common Crossbill) made three for the spring and the highest capture for the species in any year; this one a splendid 3+cy male. First Hussvala (House Martin) of the year caught.

A guided talk given to 8 people from 1130 until 1230.

Afternoon from 1400 until 1745 spent in the woods checking nest boxes with a total of 37 birds ringed to give 45 new for the day.

There will be just Chris & Kay at the Obs overnight.

Wind: North-west
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 12
Visibility: Moderate, 4-10km
Cloud Cover: Overcast 8/8
Precipitation: Showers

House Martin Hussvala 1
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 6
Great Tit Talgoxe 33
Starling Stare 1
Crossbill Mindre korsnäbb 1
Scarlet Rosefinch Rosenfink 1
of interest
Common Buzzard Ormvråk 1 South over island and then towards west
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Displaying male
Common Wood Pigeon Ringduva 59 2 flocks, 44 & 15 flying north over island
Eurasian Collared Dove Turkduva 1 Flying south past the Obs
Common Swift Tornseglare 20 Some investigating nest boxes