29th July 2017

All nets opened at 0345, with two closed at 0900 near the football pitch to avoid the ball from the ‘big match’ going in the wrong net!!! All the nets closed at 1100.

A total of 26 new birds of 13 species, including the 2nd Gröngöling (Green Woodpecker) of the year, exactly one year after two were caught in 2016.

Janne, Kalle & Mikael headed up to the Bredmar cliffs for migration watching before going to the south for the rest of the morning. Not yet caught up with them about how they got on.

Yesterday evening Kalle did a fantastic job of putting the door frame up at the bathroom, a job that has been outstanding for a year. This morning Marie gave a coat of paint to the wall and boarding, altogether a great improvement and a big job ‘off the list’.

A sign put up near the football pitch directing people to Badplats has already started to work and should reduce the damage to the ‘Badplats’ net caused by people walking past it.

There will be six at the Obs tonight: Chris, Kay, Kalle, Marie, Janne & Mikael.

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

Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1
White Wagtail Sädesärla 2
Robin Rödhake 1
Blackbird Koltrast 5
Song Thrush Taltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 4
Whitethroat Törnsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Blackcap Svarthätta 2
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 2
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 2
Chaffinch Bofink 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 2

of interest
Osprey Fiskgjuse 1 Migrating
Common Swift Tornseglare 15 Flying overhead
European Green Woodpecker Gröngöling 1 Different from the ringed bird