11th July 2017

Opening of nets delayed until 0630 due to forecast heavy rain, which actually was only light. 23 nets opened at 0630 and the rest opened 1 hour later with all nets closed at 1100, with only occasional very light showers.

It was a quiet morning with just 8 new birds of 7 species, with the first Gransångare (Chiffchaff) young of the year caught.

There was an addition to last nights overnight numbers with a late decision to strengthen the squad by the addition of veteran striker, Janne, who arrived on the mid-afternoon boat.

Despite a strong “migration squad” the morning was quiet, with light northerly winds only slowly increasing and going to the NE – not great conditions. Hoping for better later in the day and tomorrow.

There will be 6 at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay, Janne, Jon, Niklas and Mikael.

Wind: North, going NE
Strength: Light increasing to moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers

Thrush Nightingale Näktergal 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Chiffchaff Gransångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Goldfinch Steglits 1