5th July 2017

Our Manx National Day today, so thoughts of home (and days off!!).

All nets opened at 0415 in a light north-west wind that backed to SW and increased slightly as the morning progressed. Some nets closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145. A total of 13 new birds of 12 species. Our first Grå flugsnappare (Spotted Flycatcher) for a while and also a Sävsångare (Sedge Warbler). This bird had very fresh plumage and tongue-spots but was clearly not a bird of this year, so was aged as 2cy but not sure how the feathering was still so fresh – possibly a very late migrant???

Tornseglare still investigating the nest boxes. One was present inside the box early on and visited by a second bird.

Public guiding given from 1130 to 1300 to 5 adults and 4 children.

There will be Chris & Kay at the Obs tonight.

Wind: North-west, backing to SW
Wind strength: Light becoming moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud Cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


White Wagtail Sädesärla 1
Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Sedge Warbler Sävsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

of interest
Green Sandpiper Skogssnäppa 1 Bredmar
Common Greenshank Gluttsnäppa 3 Flying overhead
Common Sandpiper Drillsnäppa 1 Agitated, Bredmar