16th June 2017

All nets opened at 0415 and closed at 1100 with 22 new birds of 12 species, with an increasing percentage of young birds being caught.

Re-visited 7 nest boxes to ring chicks but only one brood of four Blåmes (Blue Tit) ready to ring. Almost finished nest box work now with only 19 boxes to re-visit during the next week. So far it looks like being a less successful season for box-nesting birds.

Swifts still visiting the site to investigate the new nest boxes but so far no takers – it takes time and will be worth keeping on trying!!!

There will be four at the Obs overnight; Chris, Kay, Bosse and Liam, fresh from completing his studies which have kept him busy all season, so it will be good to see him!!!

Wind: South-east
Wind strength: Light, 1-3 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Cloudy, 6-7/8
Precipitation: Dry


Swallow Ladusvala 1
White Wagtail Sädesärla 4
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 4
Great Tit Talgoxe 2
Starling Stare 5
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Linnet Hämpling 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

of interest

Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Still displaying over Bredmar
Eurasian Wryneck Göktyta 1 Calling near village