6th August 2017

Net opening restricted to just 10 nets due to strong to very strong wind from the west. These nets opened at 0500 and the last few closed at 1015 as the light rain showers increased to a spell of heavier showers.

Just 9 new birds of 6 species.

A guided talk given from 1130 until 1300 to four people.

See the link below for an article on the first record of definite breeding of Enkelbeckasin (Common Snipe) on Landosrt

Oscar leaves this afternoon, with Janne arriving so there will be five at the OBs overnight:

Chris, Kay, Bosse, Lena and Janne.

An excellent days migration watching, by Bosse in the morning and by Bosse & Janne in the afternoon/ evening. Some of the highlights are shown below:

Wind: West
Strength: Stong-very strong, 9-14 m/s
Temperature: 17
Visibility: Moderate 4-10km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Showers, some heavy


Icterine Warbler Härmsångare 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Garden Warbler Trädgårdsångare 1
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 2
Chaffinch Bofink 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 1

of interest


Greater Scaup Bergand 2 Migrating SW
White-tailed Eagle Havsörn 3 Flying overhead
Eurasian Oystercatcher Strandskata 140 Migrating SW
Grey Plover Kustpipare 31 Migrating SW
Red Knot Kustsnäppa 15 Migrating SW
Sanderling Sandlöpare 2 Migrating SW
Dunlin Kärrsnäppa 157 Migrating SW
Bar-tailed Godwit Myrspov 100 Migrating SW
Common Greenshank Gluttsnäppa 10 Migrating SW
Parasitic Skua Kustlabb 3 Migrating SW
Common Swift Tornseglare 73 Migrating S
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 40 Staging

Afternoon/ evening

Little Ringed Plover Mindre strandpipare 1 Migrating SW
Grey Plover Kustpipare 71 Migrating SW
Sanderling Sandlöpare 5 Migrating SW
Little Stint Småsnäppa 5 Migrating SW
Curlew Sandpiper Spovsnäppa 10 Migrating SW
Dunlin Kärrsnäppa 735 Migrating SW