19th August 2017

Heavy rain until 1000 on a strong SE wind that went W and increased after 1000 to peak at 19 m/s prevented any ringing today, the first day of no ringing since 30th June.

Time taken to catch up on some personal stuff but also Kay has put a final coat of paint on the Lab door and cleaned the Lab. Chris has cleaned the bathroom, including the drains and put up the remaining Tornseglare nest boxes – ready for full occupancy of birds in 2018!!!

There will be just two overnight at a very windy observatory: Chris & Kay.

Wind: South-east veering W
Strength: Strong, increasing to very strong, 14-19 m/s
Temperature: 16
Visibility: Moderate to poor, 4km
Cloud cover: Overcast, 8/8
Precipitation: Heavy Rain

of interest
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sparvhök 1 Foraging, Bredmar
Black-headed Gull Skrattmås 40 Migrating S past Observatory
Arctic Tern Silvertärna 4 Migrating south – Vaderbunken
Arctic Tern Silvertärna 1 Migrating south – Vaderbunken 2cy bird
Northern Wheatear Stenskvätta 1 Foraging, Vaderbunken