All nets opened at 0415, some closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145. An excellent mornings ringing with 44 new birds of 17 species. These included the first fledgling Entita (Marsh Tit) of the year, another Mindre Korsnäbb (Common Crossbill), to give four for the year and six Ärtsångare (Lesser Whitethroat), some with well developed brood patches.
There was no public guiding today.
A further 17 Talgoxe (Great Tit) were ringed from 4 nest boxes to give 61 birds overall for the day. The Göktyta (Wryneck) nest box we found the other week was checked, with an adult present, 4 naked & blind young, two eggs and some eggs shell, suggesting the young are still hatching.
Tornseglare (Swift) continue to investigate the boxes, visiting every day now, with some perching. The next few days could be important in getting the site established, if not for this year then for the future.
If there is any energy left I will be strimming the grass around the Obs later while Kay replaces a broken window blind.
There will be two at the Obs overnight: Chris & Kay.
|Wind:||North, backing north-west|
|Wind strength:||Strong, 8-13 m/s, decreasing|
|Visibility:||Very good, >20km|
|Cloud Cover:||Almost clear, 1-2/8|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker||Större hackspett||1|
|Common Quail||Vaktel||1||Calling near Bredmar 0400-0800|
|Common Snipe||Enkelbeckasin||1||Flushed from football pitch|
|Common Swift||Tornseglare||8||Investigating nest boxes at Obs|