14th August 2017

All nets opened at 0415 in light winds that gradually increased and backed to the south-west from west. All nets closed at 1100.

A total of 22 new birds of 9 species, once more dominated by Ärtsångare (Lesser Whitethroat) with 8 caught, but only one Lövsångare (Willow Warbler).

Over the last couple of weeks Lasse has been doing a great job of painting the outside of the Obs – all red paintwork completed and is today busy fitting a new door to the cellar. Working alone, but knows how to get things done!!!

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

Wind: West, backing SW
Strength: Light becoming moderate, 4-7 m/s
Temperature: 19
Visibility: Good, 10-20km
Cloud cover: Almost clear, 1-2/8
Precipitation: Dry

Blackbird Koltrast 1
Lesser Whitethroat Ärtsångare 8
Blackcap Svarthätta 4
Willow Warbler Lövsångare 1
Spotted Flycatcher Grå flugsnappare 1
Blue Tit Blåmes 2
Red-backed Shrike Törnskata 1
Greenfinch Grönfink 3
Yellowhammer Gulsparv 1

of interest
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 Female, foraging
Common Snipe Enkelbeckasin 1 Staging, Bredmar
Green Sandpiper Skogssnäppa 1 Staging, Bredmar pond
Common Crossbill Mindre korsnäbb 30 Foraging