3rd August 2017

Strong overnight winds continued in the morning, delaying opening of any nets until 0445 when 22 were opened with the remaining 8 opened in stages through the morning as the wind gradually deceased. All 30 nets closed at 1100 with 13 new birds of 7 species caught to give 3500 now for the year.

Bosse was up and out early with some decent migration watching – the best birds being shown in the table below.

at 1630 a lecture was given to Byalaget, with an excellent turn-out of 30 people attending. A very enjoyable presentation to give and a great opportunity to explain a bit more about the work we all do and to thank everyone for their support and the way in which we have been made most welcome on the island.

There will be four at the Obs overnight (though maybe Janne will arrive??): Chris, Kay, Bosse & Lena.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, decreasing, 8-13 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Parlty cloudy, 3-5/8
Precipitation: Dry


Blackbird Koltrast 2
Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 6
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Tree Sparrow Pilfink 1

of interest
Western Marsh Harrier Brun kärrhök 1 Juv – Migrating SW
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 2 Foraging
Osprey Fiskgjuse 1 Migrating
Red Knot Kustsnäppa 130 Migrating SW
Green Sandpiper Skogssnäppa 3 Staging, Bredmar
Common Cuckoo Gök 1 Staging, Bredmar
Two-barred Crossbill Bändelkorsnäbb 1 Migrating
Common Crossbill Mindre korsnäbb 59 Migrating