13th August 2017

17 nets opened at 0415 with a strong SW wind that was forecast to decrease through the first part of the morning, remaining dry!!!! All nets closed at 0745 with moderate rain finishing ringing for the day.

What a difference a day makes!!! Rain forecast yesterday, so nets opened late but no rain. No rain forecast today but nets closed due to rain!!! What is going on???

A total of 5 new birds of just 3 species. It really needs one of the two Ärtsångare (Lesser Whitethroat) to be re-trapped in the Lebanon to make opening the nets this morning seem worthwhile!

Potentially a public guided talk at 1130.

There will be just two at the Obs tonight: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-west
Strength: Strong, decreasing, 6-10 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Moderate to low, 2-5km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Moderate rain


Blackbird Koltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 2
Greenfinch Grönfink 2