12th July 2017

All nets opened at 0415, with some closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145. Started in light winds which increased through the morning.

Another quiet morning with just 14 new birds of 8 species, with six Ärtsångare (Lesser Whitethroat) among them, nearly all young birds.

Despite the 0415 start Kay & Chris were not the first up and about. By that time all of the others were up, with Jon, Niklas & Mikael having left the Obs by 0400 to do a migration watch at Vaderbunken. Sadly their efforts were not rewarded with any passage of waders. In fact the best birds of the day (SO FAR!!) were two Kaspisk trut (Caspian Tern) seen by Janne as they flew over the Obs.

A guiding given at 1130 to five adults and five children.

Another attempt at migration watching will be made later in the day, with a better chance of success now that the wind has increased a bit.

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

Wind: South-west
Strength: Moderate increasing, 5-8 m/s
Temperature: Temperature, 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Partly cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry

Robin Rödhake 1
Blackbird Koltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 6
Whitethroat Törnsångare 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 2
Siskin Grönsiska 1

of interest

Skräntärna 2 Flying over Obs