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Landsort Birds Diary!

19th July 2017

2017 Juli Posted on 19 July, 2017 16:37

18 nets opened at 0415, with some closed at 1100 and the rest at 1145.

A total of 15 new birds of 10 species, the best of which was a Bändelkorsnäbb (Two-barred Crossbill), a second year female. Only the 6th of the species ever caught at the Obs, the other five all being in the autumn of 2013.

Though the nets were once more run only by Kay, Chris was able to give a guided talk at 1130 to 13 people.

In the afternoon, Kay ringed a further 4 birds: Sädesärla (White Wagtail) chicks in Tore’s fishing shed.

There will be three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Mark.

Wind: West
Strength: Moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 18
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry

Birds
ringed
Wryneck Göktyta 1
White Wagtail Sädesärla 4
Wren Gärdsmyg 1
Redstart Rödstjärt 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Blackcap Svarthätta 3
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Two-barred Crossbill Bändelkorsnäbb 1
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 2


18th July 2017

2017 Juli Posted on 19 July, 2017 16:18

13 nets opened at 0415 with two more opened at 0515. All 15 nets closed at 1100 with 13 new birds of 7 species caught.

Nets run by just Kay again, with Chris still having an injured back, spending all day in bed!!!

Three at the Obs overnight: Chris, Kay & Mark.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Strong – decreasing , 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Clear, 0/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 1
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 4
Greenfinch Grönfink 4
Goldfinch Steglits 1


17th July 2017

2017 Juli Posted on 19 July, 2017 15:56

14 nets opened at 0430 with a further net opened an hour later, to give 15 nets operated until 1100 in a strong NW wind.

7 new birds of 5 species caught.

Nets were run by Kay only as Chris pulled muscles in his back on Sunday and was not able to stand up all day.

There was three at the Obs: Chris, Kay and Mark.

Wind: North-west
Strength: Strong, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry


Birds
ringed

Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1
Goldfinch Steglits 1