27th June 2017

All nets opened at 0415, some closed at 1100 and the rest closed at 1145. A total of 39 new birds caught in nets, of 19 species, including a Trädpiplärka (Tree Pipit) with a well developed brood patch.

A guiding given for 4 adults and 2 children at 1130.

Afternoon was spent checking a further set of four nest boxes. Only five more Talgoxe (Great Tit) ringed to give 44 birds for the day. In one box there were 6 young, however 4 were freshly dead, possibly only yesterday and probably as a result of three days of very strong winds, mixed with rain making foraging by the parents a problem.

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

Wind: West, veering North-west
Wind strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s decreasing
Temperature: 15
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Swallow Ladusvala 1
House Martin Hussvala 1
Tree Pipit Trädpiplärka 1
Robin Rödhake 1
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Song Thrush Taltrast 4
Reed Warbler Rörsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Marsh Tit Entita 1
Great Tit Talgoxe 9
Nuthatch Nötväcka 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 7
Goldfinch Steglits 3
Linnet Hämpling 2
Redpoll cabaret Gråsiska 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 6
Reed Bunting Sävsparv 1

of interest

Grey Heron Gråhäger 2 Stationery
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Stationery
Whimbrel Småspov 4 Flying overhead
Common Greenshank Gluttsnäppa 2 Flying overhead
Wood Sandpiper Grönbena 1 Flying overhead
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1 With three young, Bredmar
Eurasian Wryneck Göktyta 1 Agitated call, Norra Lunden
Common Swift Tornseglare 2 Investigating nest boxes, Obs
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1 Singing, Norra Lunden
Fieldfare Björktrast 2 Foraging
Garden Warbler Trädgårdssångare 2 Pair with food Norra Lunden
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1 Carrying food, Saltmar
Common Rosefinch Rosenfink 1 Singing, Norra Lunden